Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: When you get charged with aggravated assault, then do not get bonded out, spend almost 2 months in jail. They somehow

Turn the charge into a simple assault, release you with probation. But still give you another court date, what is the next court date for?

Related Topics:
3 Lawyer Answers
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Without knowing more it is impossible to answer. You should communicate with your former attorney

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you were booked, then you had a right to be bonded out, unless you are on no bond. The 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides for bail. There are certain circumstances when you could be denied bail. Those generally involve violent crimes and the ability to leave the country.

I would suggest that you contact a local criminal defense attorney.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you are on Probation now then you must have pled guilty to some crime., probably Assault. That should be an 11 mo/29 day Sentence, minus the jail time already served. There will be Costs, including for the Court and Jail, and probably a Fine. The Court probably wants you back before him to make sure you are making payments through the Clerk's Office , which is part of your Probation requirements. You need to talk to your lawyer who should have told you what you were doing. It is possible you are not on Probation but actutally Pre-Trial Release. Again talk to your lawyer and listen to him.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.