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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: I was arrested for a first time public intoxication I spent 4 hrs in jail and was a $100 fine can I have it expunged?

I have had no previous record before

Carla Grebert
Carla Grebert
answered on Apr 1, 2024

The short answer is "not yet." Any offense that was dismissed is immediately expungable. However, convictions are different.

This conviction will be expungable five years after you complete the sentence for it, provided you meet certain requirements. You must have no...
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Q: Can you explain the process of a non felon owning a gun that is on his or her body and the car is owned by the felon ?
Carla Grebert
Carla Grebert
answered on Feb 23, 2024

Without more facts, it is difficult to know what you are asking, so I am answering based on this assumption: A person with felony conviction was driving a car, his/her passenger had a gun on him, and there was some sort of interaction with police that resulted in the driver being charged with... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: if i am a first time offender and got charged with shoplifting at walmart what will happen

it was 40$ all together i had to book in and out of jail not i have court

Carla Grebert
Carla Grebert
answered on Feb 15, 2024

Walmart is pretty serious about prosecuting shoplifting. Nevertheless, the outcome depends to a certain degree on what county you are in.

In Davidson County, for example, you have a good chance of getting the case retired if (1) it is your first offense, (2) if you pay restitution, and...
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