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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Will I have to serve jail time for criminal trespassing?

And do I need a lawyer?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jan 5, 2021

There is always a chance. Hiring an attorney for any criminal charges is always a safe bet.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: While jailed in VA could you attend TN court thru video & if sentenced serve both sentences concurrently in VA?

My fiancée is currently serving a two and a half year sentence in a Virginia jail with 15 months remaining from a 2019 Bristol VA arrest.

After she serves her time there, Tennessee will have a hold, extraditing her to resolve a prior charge occurring in Bristol TN.

Her TN public... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jan 4, 2021

It all depends on whether they are allowing transports into the jail or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Am I required to state that I have pending felony charges, though not convicted as of yet, on employment applications?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jan 4, 2021

Depends on the wording of the question. Always best to say yes but that you are currently fighting it.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do you request for another public defender the one I have is not doing his job
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Dec 20, 2020

You can also write a letter to the Judge requesting another attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was pulled over by a sheriff and he only cited me for reckless driving not speeding what can happen in court?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Dec 8, 2020

Reckless Driving is a B misdemeanor and could result in up to 6 months in jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend has a warrant for simple assault against me, but I don't want to press charges. Can it be dismissed?

I have never recieved a police report, subpoena, court date, etc.

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Dec 7, 2020

It is now up to the state to decide whether to pursue the charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: ordered to pay rest on a criminal chge w 3 yr unsupervised sentence. Not a single VOP other than not being able pay?

I was ordered to pay resitution on a theft charge along with a 3 year probation sentence. I completed the 3 year proabtion with impeccable report, Other than paying resitution, due to very lack of work this past year, 2020. Probation officer filed a VOP , 5 days before the sentence end date on the... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Dec 7, 2020

It won't be turned over to civil but it is part of your probation to pay the restitution and they will extend it until it is paid. I would ask the court to waive any additional probation fees though.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have to go to court?

I am a victim of domestic violence with my ex boyfriend. He has been charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. I have only been in contact with the sergeant. I have not been in contact with the prosecutor therefore I am wondering if I don’t show up to court well the charges be... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 27, 2020

That is a possibility. If you are subpoenaed you need to show up to court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: How likely is it to be convicted for identity theft if you only possess someone else's state licensed ID?

That individual was charged with identity theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Could that charge be reduced to criminal impersonation?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 27, 2020

It could be but it is likely to be convicted. I suggest that individual get an attorney to fight for that reduction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If someone is driving my car and I'm the passenger and the police find drugs and a firearm in the car who's charged

I was the passenger but it was my car,we both said they we're not ours

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 16, 2020

Probably both of you. If no one says it is theirs then the cops have no choice but to charge both.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How much time does introduction into penal facility carry?

I was arrested for driving and while booking in less than a half gram of meth fell out my sock. How much time does that carry?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 13, 2020

It is a C Felony and so the actual time would be determined by a number of factors.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I get hold lifted off husband in carroll co. so he can get to rehab and finish gibson county or least courtdate

He is supposed to leave end of month for rehab so need the hold lifted him a courtdate or a furlough saying he can go to rehab and not have to sit there and do more time already been there a year and just now come up with a hold on him from a warrant in 2015

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 13, 2020

He needs to be transported to that county for the warrant to be served and then the hold will be lifted and he can go on a furlough.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My brother's meds to treat his mental issues are considered narcotics by the jail. Can they refuse to give him those?

He asked for a nurse but was told no then asked to call an ambulance they checked his blood pressure and determined he was fine.

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 2, 2020

Yes they can refuse to give them if they are considered narcotics.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: One of my child's coaches has been asking her personal questions, I want to know what I am able to do to handle this

The coach is asking my child what their full name is, where they live, who they live with, what color house they live in, after asking about where their father is and what happened to him.

I am wanting to know what I can do to handle this legally since the academy is not looking like they... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 2, 2020

I would suggest just talking to the coach and telling them to stop asking those questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: how to prove syringe exchange or syringe services are legal
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 2, 2020

You would have to change the statute of drug paraphernalia for it to be legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can an attorney represent a defendant (Bf) charged with Agg assault against a victim who he represents in another case?

My ex wife’s bf was charged and arrested for Agg assault. Her attorney represented her bf in court against her. The charges were dropped. The Same attorney also represents her in a child custody lawsuit. Is this not a conflict of interest or something?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 21, 2020

I would not personally do it. But they can if they both waive a conflict of interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: my son was on bail in tn did a crime in nc did his time for that charge still waiting on tn 4 months later to pick up

he waived his extradation right and still have not heard a word about what is going on

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 16, 2020

I would contact his attorney in NC to see if he can find out. That seems to be taking an extra long time to extradite him but it could be because of COVID as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a scenario from my political science class. I'm genuinely stumped about how to answer and explain this.

Police officers cannot turn on their emergency lights when they stop to help a motorist. Officer D turned on his when stopping to give possible assistance to Al, who was parked in his van on the shoulder of the road. He saw a beer "in plain sight" and he subsequnetly arrested Al for... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 16, 2020

So reading this I think it would depend on the reasoning of the Judge to why he suppressed the evidence and whether the same reasoning would then apply to say a dead body.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Q: Why does the sentence department in Tennessee not have to continue my wife's sentence concurrently

It started off concurrent and then they made it consecutive ( felony while on parole) but had me get an amendmended/corrected sentence order(I did) they still treating it consecutive

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 26, 2020

The one thing that comes to mind is that they committed a crime while on bond. If this is the case then the department mandatorily runs it consecutive.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to use a straw to ingest medicine if it's your prescription. Would that still be illegal drug paraphernal

I got charged with drug paraphernalia even though I used it to ingest my own prescription ( a cut straw)

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 17, 2020

Even though that is a very unique way to take your prescribed medicine it would be very hard to prove that the substance you were ingesting is a prescribed medicine. Long story short I would suggest not doing this.

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