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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Is there an IDA application available in Madison County Tennessee?

I am interning at a nonprofit and was looking into IDA applications as a resource for clients. I have found applications from other states, and have found reference to them in Tennessee code 71-3-1001, yet cannot find an actual application or mention of them outside of that.

Henry Ambrose
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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Thank you for helping people.

I think what you are looking for is here: https://www.tn.gov/coverkids/coverkids.html

Keep up the good work.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Consumer Law for Tennessee on
Q: I bought a skid steer machine in march. I have just noticed that serial numbers are sanded down to hide the fact that it

It was different brand, make and model as seller described

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answered on Jan 25, 2023

You should notify the police or sheriff about this because it can be a crime to alter serial numbers when it was done to misrepresent the identity of the item. You can also probably sue the seller for fraud. But you should talk to a lawyer about this first. What you can and should do will be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: what would be considered a premise that is "frequented by the public at large"

pertaining to part 1 accidents 55-10-102

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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Generally places that are open to the public fit in this category. Shopping centers, apartment complexes, office parking lots that also allow access to the public. Places that would not fit might be a fenced area with a gate that required a pass card or check in with a guard. The answer to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I know if I was legally considered voluntarily or involuntarily from the ER to a mental institution?

Went to the ER with a family member because I was suicidal. They had someone talk to me on an iPad and an hour later they moved me to the “ psychiatric hold area” I was there for 3 days and then sent to a psychiatric facility. When I got there the Dr asked me if I wanted to stay, I said yes. I... Read more »

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answered on Jan 25, 2023

It sounds like you may have been there voluntarily. You can ask the hospital for your medical records and see what is in those records. That would be a good start.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Getting a conviction expunged

I am 45 yrs old currently. When I was 19 I got convicted of theft over 15,000. It was rediculous really, they had nothing on me but I was young and didnt know any better. I took a plea agreement and they were supposed expunge it off my record after probation. This never happened. How do I get it... Read more »

Henry Ambrose
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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Its hard to say for sure without more details about your conviction, but here is a link from the State of Tennessee that might help answer your question -- https://www.tn.gov/expunction.html -- felony theft is on that list.

If you need more specific advice contact a lawyer in your area....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: I'm living in the mountains of bon air in white county Tennessee and my neighbor is complaining about my chickens

An goats going on there property is against the law for them to walk across there property

Henry Ambrose
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answered on Jan 8, 2023

Letting your livestock run loose can be a crime. If they do any damage, you could be sued.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My husband was arrested for domestic assault for pushing me the ground while drunk after someone called the cops on him

After being released on bond, he immediately entered into a rehab program and will be back for the hearing. I’m not sure what happens since I’m not the one who called the cops. The big issue is alcohol and I would love for him to continue treatment. When sober, he doesn’t show any signs of... Read more »

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answered on Jan 8, 2023

This is complicated. You should talk to a counselor who works with these kind of situations. If you don't have that available to you talk with a trusted responsible family member or friend. This is not to determine his innocence or guilt or punishment, but rather to determine if you want to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Antitrust, Appeals / Appellate Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: my lawyer was impersonating as a lawyer and got caught stealing money from clients.i was convicted of a crime under him.

what should i do?

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answered on Aug 11, 2022

Its hard to answer this without lots more detail, but you need to talk to a good lawyer right away.

This absolutely casts serious doubt on your conviction and it may be that you are entitled to a new trial. You need a real lawyer now, do not wait. If you can't afford a lawyer write or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: House showing when rental home for sale

I allowed a showing yesterday of the house I am renting. I am moving in January when my lease is up and I want to help out the owners. The listing agent has not disclosed in the listing that the home is currently rented so 75% of the showings so far are for people expecting to move in. Yesterday,... Read more »

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answered on Aug 11, 2022

Talk to your landlord and ask them to deal with the agent. It sounds like the agent considers you a bother. That you want to have privacy and enjoyment of your home is not unreasonable, you are paying rent and are entitled to it. Its possible that your lease covers this situation and that may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: What is the max amount of a deposit a contractor can require down from a customer in TN
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answered on Aug 11, 2022

You should probably consult a lawyer to review the contract. If any part of the agreement seems questionable you should make sure of what you are being asked to sign before you sign. There might be more problems than you notice.

Also look at the State of Tennessee website:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Tennessee on
Q: I’m leasing to purchase a truck and was told I can’t pay it off early. Its not in the lease agreement. Can I pay it off

The truck is $692 a week for 208 weeks which is for 4 years. Im 3 years and 2 months in and want to pay it off early. Im was told that I could not pay it off early but every company or place that has a lease has an early pay out option. It’s not in the lease agreement that I can’t pay it off early.

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answered on Aug 11, 2022

You should take the agreement and all the paperwork you have from the time of leasing to a lawyer for consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I go to police after running away and not go back to my dad I want to live with mom but she has no custody TN

I ran away from my dad's house because I wasn't mentally well I was always depressed and I couldn't get help. My dad's wife told me I said therapy wouldn't work after I went to an evaluation and wanted to go back. They've been very manipulative using the fact that my... Read more »

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answered on Aug 11, 2022

Your situation is complicated and difficult to answer on-line without lots more information, If you are not safe please go to the nearest police department and ask for help.

Here is another idea:

https://youthvillages.org/about-us/locations/tennessee/

Call them and tell them...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My dad was executor and refused the role so I was forced to handle everything.

My dad was put on my grandma's will as executor and when she passed he wrote a text message denying the rple as executor I was then forced to take care of everything regarding my grandma's funeral my dad then went to the bank and told everybody he is the executor. I ended up paying For... Read more »

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answered on Aug 11, 2022

Go to the Probate Court clerk in the county where your grandmother lived when she died. Ask them whether the estate was opened for probate or not and if so, what happened with the case. Depending on what you find, you may want to contact a lawyer who does probate work.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a personn be on state probation and county probation for the same case
Henry Ambrose
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answered on Apr 27, 2022

Yes you can but it would be a great idea to ask a lawyer to help you with this. It might be that part of the negotiation for the plea could include an agreement where you are only supervised by one probation department.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Since I made bail, the Judge said I would be expected to pay for a lawyer if I can make bail. Is that the law?
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answered on Apr 27, 2022

Some jurisdictions do that, but no, if you don't have a way to pay for a lawyer the state has to provide one. Call the Public Defenders office and ask them for help.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What does it mean when it says TN code 39-13-507 (b)(1)(repealed)
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answered on Apr 27, 2022

I think what you have written must be a mistake. The code section does not exist but come close to a law prohibiting use of certain kinds of evidence in criminal prosecutions of sexual assault victims. Try asking your question again.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a driving on revoked charge and 1st offense possession of meth charge get dropped somehow with a lawyers help.

I recently got a driving on revoked charge in Marion Co and got charged with possession of meth which I didn't even know I had. It was my first drug charge. I was supposed to have my license back already because I got a citation in coffee co where me and my boyfriend was sitting in my car at... Read more »

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answered on Apr 27, 2022

Ask the judge to appoint a lawyer to represent you. You might be able to get more time to get your license or maybe set up a payment plan to pay the $900.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue I had two emergency surgerys with neck trauma and then probation officer violated me after surgery

I was thrown in jail only seen nurse like two times when first went in they gave me antibiotics for two days I had so much cunfusion when thrown in I couldn't explain them what happen .I had and have lot trauma

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answered on Apr 27, 2022

You need a lawyer to help you with this. If you violated your probation unwillingly because you were actually in the hospital when you were supposed to report or come to court you may have a valid excuse. You will have to prove this with documentation from the hospital or your doctor.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: In TN I was arrested and charged a misdemeanor drug charge. I bonded out and went to GA where I live and missed court
Henry Ambrose
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answered on Apr 27, 2022

You may be able to help yourself by showing up for court rather than waiting to get arrested and taken to jail. Hire a lawyer and follow his or her advice. A lawyer who practices in the court where you have your case should have an idea about how the court handles problems like yours.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was arrested in Florida of March 2020 and need to know if it will still be on my record for a job screening

It got dismissed on a DPA and the job is in Tennessee

Henry Ambrose
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answered on Apr 27, 2022

Did you have a lawyer in Florida? If so call or email them and ask. If you didn't have a lawyer in Florida you may need to hire s Florida lawyer to help with this.

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