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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.

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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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I go about getting the audio from my court date? My sentence is incorrect and the fines are also incorrect.

I have tried already for a year to get my lawyer's help and he has yet to help me. I am not sure what to do.

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 2, 2020

Ask the court clerks office in the county that you were in court a year ago and they should be able to help you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Are there legal services for criminal cases to represent people who cannot afford a lawyer?

If so, can you please add contact information?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 2, 2020

It is the Public Defenders Office and you will have to qualify and be appointed them by a Judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to buy cannibas seeds where cannibas is illegal "Tennessee"
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 29, 2020

Yes it is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have 30 years on a 35 year sentence done. Most of it on parole. Can i get my time from being inside recaulculated and
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 21, 2020

Unless there is a valid reason to recalculate it (i.e. missing good time, program credits) there is no point in doing so.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can someone please point me in the right direction? I’m lost and I don’t know what to do. We’re young and have no help

I called 911 to help my husband who was having a seizure. The police made me sign papers while he was dying without telling me what they were and while I was frantic and not in my right mind to sign anything due to me trying to get to the hospital to be with my husband. I feel like They are now... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 21, 2020

Yes, I would hire an attorney to fight for you in this matter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Whats the most time could you recieve for failing drug test o.n community corrections

Is there anyway to get another chance on community corrections

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 21, 2020

The most is that your sentence be put into full effect.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was charged with burglary from walmart for $30 worth of merchandise that did not scan at self checkout. Then was told

Was charged with theft under $1000. I had no intent on taking anything. I was Christmas shopping and the scanner must have not scanned everything like I thought. What can I do?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 18, 2020

I would hire an attorney to fight these charges for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: With Theft of Property between $2,500-$10,000 AND a felony Forgery up to a $1,000,What would be the outcome w/o a lawyer
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 3, 2020

The problem with a handling a case without a lawyer is that anything you say to the DA can be used against you. Pro se defendants don't usually think they are saying anything incriminating until it is used against them in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I had a note left in my door by police that said I have GSI court. What does that mean? It was in Tennessee.
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jun 23, 2020

There should be a number on the slip. I would call and confirm that this is a legitimate note. If it is, I would hire an attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: i have court on june 20th for my first offense last night. and i have a few questions. could you help me here?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jun 10, 2020

I would suggest talking to an attorney about your case so you can go more in depth about your case.

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