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0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I got pulled over today for climate weather not having my headlights on in climate weather but there was no climate

Weather and my lights we're on auto. I recorded many cars on the road like 75% did not have their lights on I looked it up and climate weather is if it's raining which it wasn't it had just flurries a little before but done quit I have it all on video it wasnt flurring when he pulled... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get compensation from walmart for falsely accusing me of shoplifting? Courts dismissed my charges.

Lost my job, Name ran in public paper as theft, humiliated ex

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I believe I'm unwillingly being involved in some type of game.

In this game I've got to either kill yourself or turnyourself into jail?????

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was incarcerated and was released but didn't get released for 5 months, I kept telling them they messed up my paperwor

My paperwork but they wouldn't listen, they ignored me for months until they randomly let me out isn't there a lawsuit for that, I sent messages to anyone I could and they kept telling me I had to serve but I knew I had just gotten probation, I was supposed to be released on 8/17but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello. I am looking to file a civil suit against a Towing Company. My moving truck was towed from my apartments.

The leasing office did not call them. They still have the moving truck and will not release it. The police was called but due to this being a private company, there is nothing further they can do. Any suggestions?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 11, 2023

Figure out who the defendant is, and how to serve them. Sue in General Sessions for either Action To Recover Property and/or Conversion. Might want a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Ive got a company calling me 18 times in the past 5 days. It is not a collection company, its a mortgage company. Help

They are not my mortgage company, and i am at the point of screaming into the phone that i do not want to talk to them. I am a truck driver so multiple calls from a company that I have nothing to do with is extremely distracting and they seem not to get the hint. I have declined their calls except... Read more »

Tammy Lee Hussin
Tammy Lee Hussin
answered on Jan 12, 2023

If the calls are automated and you have no business relationship with the mortgage company, you might be entitled to statutory damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. If you answer the calls and you hear an automated voice prior to speaking to a live representative, you should reach... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Ive got a company calling me 18 times in the past 5 days. It is not a collection company, its a mortgage company. Help

They are not my mortgage company, and i am at the point of screaming into the phone that i do not want to talk to them. I am a truck driver so multiple calls from a company that I have nothing to do with is extremely distracting and they seem not to get the hint. I have declined their calls except... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jan 10, 2023

It sounds like you have told them not to call you- I suggest you block the number.

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Q: Myself doing Bcom(PA) in LDC college. I am in my 1st year and written 1st semester exam mam.I have asked for College Lea

College is demanding to pay full year fees to issue college leaving certificate

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How does this apply to someone on parole for an offense that occurred prior to April 1992.

Indicted on 12 counts aggravated sexual battery and 1 count attempted aggravated rape. Aggravated rape nolle prosequi by State, jury acquitted on 3 counts of ASB and convicted on remaining 9 counts of ASB in November of 1994. Sentenced 10 years on each count running consecutive for an aggregate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: I got arrested for asking if I was being detained or arrested cause I didn’t show id
Michael Hollins Sr.
Michael Hollins Sr.
answered on Jan 1, 2023

Anytime you get arrested, it should be taken seriously. You should definitely get a competent defense attorney working on your behalf with the district attorney in this case.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: What form do I fill out and turn into the US Attorney’s Office to have Law Enforcement arrested for deprivation of right

I can’t remember the name of the form I fill out and turn into the US Attorneys Office to have a Law Enforcement Officer arrested.

I’m not a Lawyer but I don’t have the money for one. So I’m doing things the best I can without a Lawyer. I recently learned that I could sue in... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 1, 2023

Either retain an attorney to file a Civil Rights Suit or forget about it. Obviously you do not have the training to prosecute such a suit, which probably has to be a GTLA.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I am looking for an attorney to help prosecute our neighbor for stealing packages from us

She has stolen packages on several occasions, one such even caught on camera. She also left threatening letter tacked to our tree

Michael Hollins Sr.
Michael Hollins Sr.
answered on Jan 1, 2023

The criminal offense we call theft in Tennessee can be prosecuted by your county district attorney. You will want to reach out to that office to move forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Are police officers required to identify upon request?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 1, 2023

No, and if they lie there is no retribution.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: My son had been wrongfully charge and they are holding him without any evidence. Do i need attorney about his case
Brandon D. Fersten
Brandon D. Fersten
answered on Dec 27, 2022

I definitely recommend hiring an attorney since your son has been criminally charged and depending on the nature of the charges he could be facing serious jai time, probation, becoming a felon and other potential consequences.

Additionally, if he is currently being held and unable to make...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: (Franklin, Tennessee) Does "39-16-510. Retaliation for past action" apply in the situation described below.

My sister Maureen was pulled over in Franklin, TN because her tabs were expired by 14 days. Maureen knows her rights very well and she calmly and politely stated her rights to the police officer. This upset him and he entered her vehicle, physically removed her from her car, handcuffed her and took... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 19, 2022

Maureen is charged with a serious Felony. She needs to hire a competent attorney now. It appears that she knows nothing about her rights and now the DA is after her. More than likely her suit lacked any merit, and definitely was not a counterclaim. This could get much worse and has been made... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I live in Tennessee. I was not home and my neighbor called the police because he said my door was wide open.

The police went into my home to search for a suspect but I did not give them consent to do so. My landlord wasn’t able to provide them my phone number. Is this illegal?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Dec 19, 2022

Maybe. Police may enter a home under several exceptions to needing a warrant - two that may apply here are the exigent circumstances exception (searching for a suspect) or the community care taking exception (such as a welfare check).

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can a police officer do inventory on my car before the wrecker towes my car is that not same as searching it

Police had my car towed I would not let them search so they said they was doing inventory

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

Fourth Amendment Search Caselaw is against you. The inventory search will probably be upheld. But hire a competent attorney to represent you and file a Motion To Suppress. There may be another flaw in the LEOs' arrest.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I was given my civil rights back in both states I was charged (TN&KY), do I qualify for a class e felony?

I was not on parole/probation; I received my rights back in June of 2020; I’m being charged with a class b felony or a c right now; I’m hoping it can be mended down to a class e which carries 1-6 yrs @30%.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 17, 2022

That would be a very large reduction in the criminal charge. Hire a competent TN attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue for being falsely accused, arrested and imprisoned?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Sometimes, but the charges must be dismissed. If Bound Over or an Indictment rendered, then it is almost impossible. Hire an attorney that knows what a GTLA action is.

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