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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: iM on a Interstate Compact from Ky to TN. MY parole officer and I have different dates as my EXP. Date by like 4 years?

all paperwork I have from the past says that my Exp. Date is 10/27/23 papers like my old time sheets from being inside, and my discharge papers from where I was released on parole in June of 2020 but Po has 9-1-27. I have a min and Max date that I can be released from depends on programs and... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

Contact the lawyer who represented you and get a copy of the signed judgement. That will have the exact sentence you are to serve. After that will come the method of calculation for that sentence. The state where you were convicted will have that authority and your lawyer should be able to contact... View More

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... View 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... View More

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... View More

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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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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... View 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... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My son was arrested and charged with dom assault x2 resisting arrest and paraphernalia, 4 days ago, no bail set?

I call everyday to check for bail, today I was told the magistrate felt he needed to have bail set in court I asked when his first court date would be then and was told OCTOBER 16th, how is this legal he is 19 lives with us owns his own business has mental health issues but sees someone for that.... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

Your son needs a lawyer! It should be possible to have a bond hearing well before October. He is owed a proper bond hearing within days after his arrest. Hire a lawyer who practices in the county where this happened. They should be able to help you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello. What charge is attempted contraband into a penal institution? I have a clean record. Can I get a pre trail devers

This is in Tn. They wanna give. Me 90 days and a test probation. I had a blunt in my vehicle that they searched after my visit.

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answered on Jun 26, 2023

It could be a class D or E felony or a class A misdemeanor It depends on how they charge it.

An "attempt" on an E felony could be an A misdemeanor.

You really should talk to a lawyer about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Pro Bono Needed Please!!!!!!

I have recently been through heck and back since February of this year, My mom passed March 13th 2023 also, but my child’s father has not seen or talked to my daughter for 7 or so months, we have a court order for child support since 2017 . The last payment received was 12/12/22. When they try to... View More

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answered on May 30, 2023

Go to the local Child Support Office and take all your court orders about your child with you. They may be able to help you. If that does not work out, contact Legal Aid. You may be able to get a pro bono lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend was charged with obedience of a traffic control device. What does this charge even mean?

The officer said he failed to stop at a stop sign but there was no stop sign anywhere. The officer asked to search the vehicle and he told him it wasn't his vehicle and couldn't give him permission to search it. The officer put him in the back of the patrol car and proceeded to search the... View More

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answered on May 30, 2023

Your boyfriend needs a lawyer. He may have ben stopped illegally. A good lawyer will likely be able to sort this out.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I force a home improvement contract to be broken when the contractor made an admitted measurement mistake?

I ordered replacement windows. The contractor stated he did not note that the exterior measurements were different from the interior measurements. The option is to cut the brick around my windows which I do not want to do. They will not break contract for a refund and will not honor warranty... View More

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answered on May 22, 2023

You should consult a lawyer who practices construction law and is familiar with the licensing requirements and work. From your description, the contractor made a mistake and you should not have to pay for his mistake. You seem to have bargained for something other than what they are offering to do... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get my license back while making payments on fines from a dui twelve years ago?

I'm now unable to work and disabled but still need to go to doctor visits and the store.

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answered on May 22, 2023

You likely need a lawyer for this. If you have fulfilled the requirements of the law at the time of your conviction you may be able to get your license again. If you were required to have an interlock device on your car and did not, you might have to do that and get a restricted license while its... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: In obion county Tennessee if I get fully revocated on a 5-year probation what is my jail time going to be .
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answered on May 22, 2023

You should read the original judgement to see what the actual terms of your sentence were. It would be wise to hire a lawyer to help you with this - you might overlook something doing this on your own. There might be some mitigating evidence that would be helpful to you. Impossible to say from the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend was charged with domestic assault I wrote a statement on him. how am I protected in tn from his retaliation

He is blaming me and saying he will make me pay. I feel like i am being blackmailed he knows all my life details. He could twist things around to harm me and my name what can I do to prevent this? surely the police encounter this a lot

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answered on Mar 1, 2023

You can petition the court for a protective order so he cannot have contact with you. Without more details its hard to say if that is your best solution. You should call a lawyer where you live and ask for advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: I had A home built but it has major problems with foundation and roof and electrical. I filed a complaint with Tn Board

The contractors board seems to not care about the damage this guy has done to my home. They continue to issue him , license under different names and addresses. But I found out yesterday that he forged my electrical permit and he is not even license to do electrical work but he did the entire... View More

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answered on Mar 1, 2023

It sounds as if the contractor may not be properly licensed or doing work he is not licensed to do. This may violate the contractors licensing statutes and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. The TCPA allows for treble damages and attorney's fees. This can get pretty complicated --- you... View More

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.

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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 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... View 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 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

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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.

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,... View 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... View 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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