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Q: I have been wrongfully accused of crimes I did not commit for the last 4 years

Franklin County Tennessee law enforcement Came to my mothers house about a month ago Saying they had a warrant for my arrest i was never Sent anything to confirm I even had a court date in the first place Also When I went to my first appearance was 6 months later They try to tell me I did not show... Read more »

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Q: Am I going to have to hire an attorney to get a domestic assault and restraining order threw out against my wife

I didn't press charges the police took them out and the state picked them up

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 24, 2022

It was always the State's Case, not yours. An attorney for her is needed now as that charge is worse than some felonies. But you also may have problems here.

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Q: Mail of the deceased forwarded to another address. Is that a crime?

A parent passes away. Sibling #1 lived with the parent before and during their death. Sibling #1 remains at that same address thereof since the parent's passing. Sibling #2 got informed delivery on the address, completed a change of address and forwarded the deceased parent's mail to... Read more »

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Q: If someone asks for my telephone number and I give a false number, is that illegal?

These people wanted to contact me about a case they were opening against one of my family members. I had no knowledge of the case or anything leading up to it. I have a family and when the couple started acting crazy, all I could think was my kids didn’t need this lady or her husband showing up... Read more »

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Q: I have been charged with indecent exposure in Tennessee and am a first time offender. What are my options for defense?

I have no criminal record

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 18, 2022

Hire an attorney to represent you now. I think that crime is not expungeable. You need it dismissed. Do not get in any more trouble and bring enough cash to pay everything off at Court the first hearing.

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Q: Anonymous internet stalker/bully/harassment, filing false CPS claims…. Can I seek legal action? Where do I begin?

Long story short, for a few years I have had an anonymous person all over my social media, harassing myself and my children… False accusations, lies, defamation, sick claims against me…. And they have gone as far as to file claims with CPS, all of which were investigated, interviewed, tested,... Read more »

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Q: I understand that there are two ways a theft can turn into a felony. One is if an adult is paired with the theft. The 2?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 12, 2022

There are several different Felony Thefts. Several are for varying amounts of $1K or more of property stolen.

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Q: on indictments does the law half to arrest a person on them indictments before you are charged with a bench warrent

was arrested on a bench warrent first then found out that meant i missed a court date that i didnt know about because i was never arrested on the indictments, a month after the arrest i went to talk to a lawyer about my rights ,he said copy of papers from court house was faxs to his office ,that he... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 11, 2022

You are under many mistaken assumptions. Hire a competent attorney now. Usually

Warrants issue after an arrest, and if not disposed of at General Sessions, result in an Indictment. If you do not show up to Court, a Capias (for your body) issues. Your lawyer can give you the Indictment...
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Q: My daughter's driver's license was suspended in a Va court for 6 months. she is a Tn resident. Can she drive in Tn

Charged with underage possession and consumption

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

Does she have TNDL? If so, yes she can drive in TN, until VA sends some notice to

TN DOS, which might have some unusual consequences with her being an underage drinker. If a VA DDL, no.

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Q: can you help my friend. he is in cannon county jail facing 12 years do 8. he is guilty of some of the crimes but not all

drugs were found in his x wife's vehicle after being towed to away from a motel. he was not in the vehicle nor with vehicle. vehicle was not registered for him. they are trying to charge him with something that was not his and have no proof it was his. I've been told by numerous lawyers... Read more »

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Q: Can you be pulled over for just the tag light being blown if you were doing nothing wrong. The officer even said I had

Done nothing wrong, just had a blown tag light and charged me with suspended license. He would not had known this if he hadn't made the stop. Honestly all lights worked, driving 45 in a 45 literally. The tag properly in location on rear hatch of vehicle in plain clear site and registered to... Read more »

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Q: What is the worst case scenario on. 1st vop on parole. For domestic violence not against me. An it was a misdemeanor

My fiance deviyon Smith is currently incarceration at bledsoe community correction. On his 1st parole violation for domestic violence. Now he plead guilty to the charge in November. From court he went serve his time at rutherford county adult detention center. He was given 11/29 sentence. He was... Read more »

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Q: We believe husbands mother was murdered but the cops let the guy go because he cried, what do we do?

In Novemeber 2019 my husband's Mother was found dead in her bed next to a man none of us (her sons, me, her parents) has ever heard of from an "overdose". When found the guy was giving her CPR and after the cops questioned him they let him go and ruled her death as an accident. This... Read more »

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Q: Do I need a lawyer if I have been subpoenaed in a criminal case

I'm not sure if I have been subpoenaed by the state or by the defendant.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 5, 2022

It depends on what happened. You may wish to consult an attorney and tell him what happened. You might have criminal liability and need to plead the Fifth Amendment.

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