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Q: Can aggravated robbery and or assault charges be filed based on word of mouth?
Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Short answer. Yes. But I suggest talking with an attorney.

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Q: Is there anything I can do?

I reside in Tennessee. I am on the sex offender registry and have no prior criminal convictions, yet on the page with my information it claims I was convicted of vehicular homicide, before I was ever born. Can i use this information as a lawsuit, or affect my registration in any way, or am I only... Read more »

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Q: What is Tennessee law on entrapment and confidential informants.

Using family members & friends, sending them to place illegal drugs, attempt to buy illegal drugs.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Your question is extremely broad and could not be addressed here. Very few Entrapment Defenses are actually noticed to the Court in TN. The last time I did this was in conjunction with asking for a medical exam (drug test) of the LEO. Family and friends are almost always the CI's.... Read more »

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Q: The Dtf pulled in my drive way jan 30th and told me they had me on some come controlled buys and they just wanted to giv

Me the opportunity to work for them so I didn’t get charged and loose everything I ask if I was under arrest they were adamant that I was not I don’t have the money for an attorney should I meet with them or not . They have contacted me via Facebook messenger twice since they were at my house... Read more »

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Q: What can I do about an FTA for charges that the DA promised to drop in Smith county tn.

I was at someones house when police searched without a warrant, the person "Joe" then showed them drugs (meth)in a seperate garage and then broke into a locked safe when police asked him to where they found benzos. I was charged the same as *Joe~2 counts meth w intent and 2 counts... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 2, 2023

The FTA is the least of your problems. Apparently you have not reached a disposition of your case. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, which may include Motions to Suppress, etc. if you are Indicted. Not showing up for Court is never excused when you are the defendant. Obviously you... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: In an uncontrolled intersections meaning no signs must u still yield to the person to the and/or the person there before

I’m at an u controller intersection, no one else is near or at the uncontrolled intersections. I am mid turn due keep in mind this is a single lane road. Meaning both the vehicles share the same lane. I am mid turn I see another vehicle coming to the intersection faster than the speed limit I am... Read more »

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Q: Are there any motions I can file regarding an indictment? charged almost a year ago now and still nothing regarding it.
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 2, 2023

After several more years with no Indictment, you might file for Expungement.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Help! I have a misdemeanor charge for theft under 1,000 along with my husband who also has a traffic ticket case too.

I missed my court date by oversleeping and now I’m scared. My husband has to pay $650 for restitution and the problem is over but we missed showing up and I don’t know what to do. My husband will be paid tomorrow morning and we plan to pay the restitution but I don’t want to go to jail or do... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: My girlfriend has a baby daddy that showed up at my apt last night and took pictures of my front door and then videoed

Me and her and her kids while we were waiting on someone to come with a spare key because I had accidentally locked mine in the apt before work. What should I do if anything about this?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: Without having to fund a huge lawsuit again cousin how can we find how name was added to my dads bank accounts.

We know for sure cousin signed as POA on a sale of our dads property to his brother, then took the money until confronted by one of the bank trustees. His name was added to 5 or 6 bank accounts prior to my dads death last Sept. Because of my dads age and health and history of how dad was with his... Read more »

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Q: My sister in law and I got into a verbal argument. She filed a no contract order against me claiming I hit her,

Claiming I threatened to kill her and I threatened to pay someone to kill her. None of this happened. She has told another family member it did not happen. We will have to go to court anyway because only the judge can dismiss this per the paperwork. Is this a felony and can she get in trouble?... Read more »

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Q: My lawyer proved my innocence in my pre trial but yet they bound it over to the Grand Jury. Why would they do that.

What's the odds of it being dismissed . This is a Class B Felony, Sex offender unjustly accused

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Be prepared to hire an attorney if you are Indicted. At least start contemplating what specific Discovery will be sought, and tack any witnesses and their statements down now. May be time for a new phone or computer.

0 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Yes my son got misdemeanor marijuana charge in Wayne county Tennessee he was put on probation at his last report day he

Could not urinate being wrote up as failed drug screen ,now there is warrant for his arrest probation violation we live in Mississippi ,probation officer said he needs to turn self in then go in front of judge ,that the judge normally sentences to 40 days in jail,I know laws are different there but... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can I own a firearm in TN if I had Felony charges in FL(The disposition of these charges was adjudication withheld).

I am allowed to own a firearm in the state of Florida as Florida does not see adjudication withheld as a conviction, I just had a 3 year waiting period after serving my sentence. Will Tennessee honor the disposition?

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Q: Can I be prosecuted for using my husband's credit card?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 26, 2023

Yes it is possible, especially if your possession and use of the credit card is unauthorized. There may be defenses for purchase of necessities. A jury might infer permission to purchase items for the Family.

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Q: Is it legal in TN to carry or own a handgun that has the serial number removed?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 25, 2023

That is a Federal Crime.

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Q: Im in still in a pre trial diversion will it show up on a employer background check?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The criminal charge should show up on the NCIC as pending, as the charge has not been disposed of yet. When you get it dismissed, you must also get it expunged or it will be on your record forever. Your lawyer should have told you this.

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Q: If someone is Sovereign. Should he/she still seek an attorney

How can I help a Sovereign family member get out of jail?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Defendant needs an attorney to represent him. He should probably keep quiet, especially about his claim of non-citizenship.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Under Title 39 rule broken is 5 and 8 Is there away to get my gun license reinstated

Did go to court but was discontinued on both cases.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Your question makes no sense. Redo your question. There is a procedure in General Sessions Court to appeal the denial of a Handgun Permit.

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Q: When accused of AttempAssault/Child Abuse for pulling child across floor to return to safety, what proof does DA need?

Registered Nurse examined child and determined there were no injuries.

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Jan 26, 2023

That is a very loaded question. I would consult with an attorney in person.

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