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Q: I failed a drug test while on misdemeanor probation. I left state it’s been 6 yrs what’s the limit of statutes?

Would I still have to go to jail? I’m already on probation in another state now. I’m scared I will have to serve in TN jail for absconding on 11-29 probation.

Bryna Landers Grant
Bryna Landers Grant answered on Nov 11, 2021

In most jurisdictions you would probably have an additional VOP warrant out for your arrest but only within the state of TN and the SOL for the misdemeanor is 1 year. If you have been gone 6 years the SOL has probably passed but I imagine they have not purged your warrant so if you are driving... Read more »

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Q: If im on probation and get a misdemeanor vandalism warrant when i turn myself in will I be able to bond out before vop

Will I be able to bond out on a misdemeanor vandalism charge if im on probation before I get a vop

Bryna Landers Grant
Bryna Landers Grant answered on Nov 11, 2021

It all depends on the agency with whom you are on probation. If they check the arrest records regularly and act quickly, the VOP may issue before you get to bond out. The commissioner or magistrate could check your record when making your bond and see you are actively on probation and notify the... Read more »

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Q: Do I need to obtain an attorney for an indecent exposure charge? What happens if I just plead guilty?
Bryna Landers Grant
Bryna Landers Grant answered on Oct 21, 2021

You can always just plead guilty and the Judge can sentence you accordingly- Depending on how you are charged- It is a class B misdemeanor (6 months) or an A misdemeanor (11 months and 29 days) and the sentence could be full suspended, split confinement or a "to serve" sentence. If you... Read more »

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Q: I'm being accused of a murder because my dna which was collected without knowing has been found on 'articles" of a vic

They then served me a warrant for dna directly and raided my home. Why would they need my dna twice?

Bryna Landers Grant
Bryna Landers Grant answered on Oct 20, 2021

Having a clean, known sample of your DNA with which to test their evidence against is standard procedure.

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