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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I go to police after running away and not go back to my dad I want to live with mom but she has no custody TN

I ran away from my dad's house because I wasn't mentally well I was always depressed and I couldn't get help. My dad's wife told me I said therapy wouldn't work after I went to an evaluation and wanted to go back. They've been very manipulative using the fact that my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I file a motion for post defacto law in tennessee

Trying to have name removed from drug offender registry been on there over the seven yes it was suppose to be on there

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Q: In Middle TN. It is illegal to point your home security cameras at a neighbors front door and record them?

My husband and I live in a private camping community in Nunnely, TN. Our neighbor to the left of us keeps pointing his home security cameras at the front of our camper and records us. We have on multiple occasions caught him creeping around spying on us. And also has recently stole from us. The... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Aug 9, 2022

Tennessee is a one party recording state. If the cameras are on his property and otherwise in public, then he can pretty much aim them anywhere. You may have a civil claim for invasion of privacy (statutory and common law) depending on needing more facts. Consult local counsel to see what, if any,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: If a merchant or merchant's employee physically detains me without probable cause and I am innocent can I sue?

An employee at the Walmart in Crossville Tennessee has blocked my path on multiple occasions asking to mark my receipt. Note: No other merchant in Cumberland County does this, nor does any other Walmart in 4 surrounding counties, especially to a handicapped person in an Amigo shopper! Where am I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I am on S.S. and long term disability due to my long term cancer diagnosis. Can I break my lease?

I have Stage 3B ovarian cancer and metastatic melanoma. I live alone now, but need to move in with a family member so they can help take care of me now.

Can I break my lease without penalty if I am legally disabled? I’d like to be able to break the lease soon. What is the process of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: If I offered to pay my fines and court fees in full and they refused the money because of an active FTA warrant and

Remaining Probation fee’s is there something I can do because they refused to take my money a

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jul 25, 2022

Hire an attorney to go to Court, Docket or not, and handle the entire problem at once.

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Had a cop follow me because I pulled out of a parking lot as he was pulling in said I was acting sketchy when I pulled o

I took my dog to the park while I ate a taco, we were done. I was back backing out of a parking spot and stopped to fix my podcast before I begin driving that's when the officer drove into the parking lot I saw him passing behind me and waited for him to clear backed out of my spots and pulled... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I would like to sue Campbell County Police Dept.

I would like to sue Campbell County Police Dept. for harassment involving false arrest for a DUI and excessive force while being placed under arrest. I received a DUI in Sept 2020. It was dismissed due to evidentiary issues that arose and now it has been expunged off my record as of April 2022. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can police show up at your house and say because your on comm correc. That you have no rights and they search home
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Yes...You are on Probation so you have to abide by the Probation terms. Any violation can mean you could be incarcerated for the remainder of the Sentence. There should be some kind of Probation Order in your file at Court. Read it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: If someone poured a drink on my car on state property and there's no damage just sticky. Is there a case? A felony? Etc?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 17, 2022

Possible misdemeanor vandalism or littering. But it would not be worth the trouble of being a witness/victim in Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: You can a store accuses me of stealing can they look in my purse's if a cop is not there with us
Courtney Cotter
Courtney Cotter
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Under the shopkeeper's doctrine, the shopkeeper is given a privilege that states that in this situation, a shopkeeper defendant who reasonably believes that the plaintiff has stolen or is attempting to steal something from the defendant shopkeeper may detain the plaintiff in a reasonable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Do police have to log anything taken from my house after searching it.

After they left I had 3500.00 in a lock box they priced open and the money was gone and I didn't sign anything saying they took anything

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 10, 2022

There should be an inventory in the Return on the Search Warrant. It is very possible there will be a Forfeiture Warrant issued against any proceeds from illegal activities.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for a civil rights lawsuit when the a cause of action is fraud by the court?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 2, 2022

Not sure of your "Court" fraud, but a Governmental Tort Liability Action is 1 year from injury. Probably any other applicable cause of action will also be 1 year, except some property torts are 3 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Memphis TN I need to know exact steps that I need to take in order to retrieve my personal property . Court forms etc

I want a police escort and need to know the proper way to handle this. My roommate was going into my room and stealing my things and I have proof on camera. She is bitter and is refusing to let me have my belongings. She claims I have plenty of money and parents to buy myself replacements of... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 22, 2022

Action to Recover Personal Property in General Sessions Court. Bond will probably be required, so determine if the stolen items are worth it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have a right to request a hair follicle drug test for probation? I can't pee with them staring at me
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 6, 2022

No, you have to abide by the PO's requests. You could go to Court and move for a Modification of your Probation Order. But I do not recommend it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: I'm fill out the civil division info. Sheet. I'm on the type of case section. The non jury, 6 person, or 12

And what to put in the lawyer section if I'm defending myself

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 3, 2022

That would be "Pro Se". But most of the time you should not represent yourself. I recommend calling around for competent attorneys who might be creative in getting compensated. You might call around in other Counties in your District and ask for possible referrals.

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