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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Because of coronavirus is it a favorable time for some one to turn them self in over a probation violation ?
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Michal Durakiewicz answered on Nov 21, 2020

A lawyer cannot counsel you to fail to turn yourself over to authorities. I tell all of my clients charged with violation of probation the following: (a) promptly turn yourself over to police and (b) continue reporting to your probation officer, even after being violated. This advice may figure in... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello I just been Discharged from work not even knowing why.HR said I was not punching the clock right its been down

They never wrote me up I never give them reason to write me up, Very hard and good worker team player. It came to a shock to me I haven't seen a paystub in almost a year and 2 days of PTO were stolen from me what should I do

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Michal Durakiewicz answered on Nov 21, 2020

It seems that there are two issues here: (1) whether your employer violated the law in firing you and (2) whether they violated the law by allegedly failing to credit you your PTO time. The answer to both is: I don't know - I would need to know more facts. With respect to Number (1), most... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I had a verbal contract to design a simple website for friend, didn't pay the other half for the service .

I had a verbal contract to design a simple website for someone i know. I asked the standard half up front and half when done. I started getting red flags almost halfway through the process, he didn't want a contact page for consumers etc. After that, i started recording all conversations and... Read more »

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Michal Durakiewicz answered on Nov 21, 2020

Based on what you have described, you may have a valid and enforceable contract. Whether or not it is a good idea for you to file a lawsuit to recover the unpaid amount depends on a number of factors. First, how much does he owe you? If you file a lawsuit in general sessions court you will be taxed... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: What do I do after being served papers for divorce?
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Michal Durakiewicz answered on Nov 21, 2020

When served with a divorce petition, you have thirty days to file an Answer with the Court. You must serve a copy of the Answer on your spouse's attorney - it would also be a good idea to keep a copy for your records. My recommendation would be to immediately seek the assistance of an attorney... Read more »

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