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Q: Can anything be done to get an inmate out of isolation in jail? She has been put into isolation unfairly.

My wife was picked up on a violation of probation. She received new charges during the arrest (simple possession). At arraignment the state and or judge wanted to amend the original violation to include the new charges and rescheduled arraignment for the 27th.

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Q: If I'm not on the scene when the police show up how long do they have to arrest me on the charges?

BTW she filed them at the police station bc I have had no contact with her whatsoever and she is not allowed on my property but they came looking for me at my house.

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Q: Expungement eligibility

I was convicted of a felony that was lowered to a misdemeanor in January of 2019. I am eligible for expungement 5 years from completion of the sentence. I was sentenced to 11/29 suspended to time served. Does the 5 years start from the date my sentence was suspended to time served, or does it begin... Read more »

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Q: So like i know someone in a situation where the can have they probation revoke because he didn’t finish part of a progra

Program where he got kicked out for snitching on someone but stated there was a problem in there anyway because they were people with access to everything that he wasn’t supposed to be around what would he do

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Q: I was served a federal subpoena to appear in court 09/23/2022 as a witness in a criminal case. Is it liable?

I read that it must be given 5 days in advance?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You'd be wise to call the attorney that issued the subpoena and have a discussion about it.

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Q: What is the legality of a writ of score facias in Tn since federally it is unlawful or been done away with in federally

A writ of scire facias being done for an individual to be held without bail

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Legal under TCA 40-11-212

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Q: How can a writ of scire facias be federally unlawful or done away with but still be used by some states?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Show Cause Order is not unlawful, and is used in many different cases. If you received one, be prepared to put on proof.

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Q: What if the person filing a police report gives themselves a false name due to warrants for their arrest
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 21, 2022

That is usually a Criminal Impersonation charge.

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Q: I missed my probation appointment because I had the delta variant but I called. Am I in violation in tn?

I have doctor's notes but not for the time of the appointment but 2 days later my family had to call an ambulance for me

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Probably a VOP. Call your Probation Officer today, or go see him. Explain what happened and be prepared to show medical records. If violated, do not plead guilty but try it.

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Q: If me and my roommate got to fighting and they couldn’t determine who started it will the court file charges against me

I bite her and she made all my nails bleed because I had acrylics on but campus police couldn’t determine who started the fight so they took both of us to jail and we got charged with domestic violence this is my first offense of any kind with the police will the case get dismissed or will I... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Those are serious charges, worse than some Felonies. Hire an attorney to get it Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Jail is the least of your worries if you are convicted.

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Q: What constitutes attempted murder in Tennessee?

Both parties involved were in a very intoxicated state.

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Q: If an inmate has been bonded out but has a hold for another county. How long does the other county have to come get them

It's in Tennessee

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 14, 2022

There is no time limit. The Defendant should have considered the other Charge prior to making Bond for another Charge. Under many circumstances, he threw his money away unless he can dispose of the second Charge.

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Q: Hi my names erica I have been subpoena to court to testify on behalf of the state do I have to apear I just got it today

And I have to be there tomorrow it was sent by mail

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 13, 2022

That is an Order of the Court for you to testify in Court. That means you tell the truth, which does not necessarily help the DA.

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Q: Can a judge who has retired still issue an judgment on an case after retirement.

The judge retired on 8/31 without issuing the judge and reset it off until 9/15 can he lawfully still rule on this or will it be left for the new judge to make a ruling?

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Q: Can TDOC extend someone's time if the voilete. N do they have to give them the jail credits they have already served

N do they get the jail credits they have already done on that charge

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Q: how to file against commissioner for judicial review

Need assistance asap. In october 2021 my fiance passed away due to covid. He was also my supervisor at my place of employment. As a result I had health and mental conditions due to the situation and went on intermediate leave of absense where my rights were greatly violated by the employer. I was... Read more »

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Q: found out I had a vop bc I lost my job. No report it was no info after the pandemic. I paid my fees. Can dismis?

I turned myself in on the vop. All my probation fees are paid. I have money for court costs. Can I just get this dismissed. I passed my required drug tests too before the pandemic. I moved during the pandemic. I only found out about the vop because I lost my job. I really just want all this to be... Read more »

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Q: How can you get a case sold out due to statue of limitations my boyfriend's case is 6 years old a the limitation is 4

What can I do to get it thrown out because he has court on Monday haven't been issued a attorney for me to talk to you yet so can you help me on some advice on what I can do thank you

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Q: In Tennessee there's a statue of limitation on for theift of property is 4 years my fiance charges are 6 years old alm

So what I'm trying to say is he has court on Monday is there any way I can get it thrown out plus you don't have an attorney yet so how can I go about doing that being appointed him one I really need to know what I can do because I think it's so out so please let me know

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Q: Can a felon go to rehab on a grant

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