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Q: Can Federal Probation require a probationer to answer questions on a polygraph outside his conviction?

I am required by my federal supervised release conditions to submit to a polygraph as directed by the Probation Officer for treatment. They are requiring me to fill out a questionnaire about my sexual history prior to my conviction. It is my understanding that the US Courts have ruled that... View More

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Q: Can i carry a gun at 18-21 in TN considering the permitless carry laws, private sale, and the court cases about the age?

I know there’s been cases from gun groups during the state to where the agreement made at the conclusion seems to allow 18-21 to carry without prosecution because of age. I also know at 18 you can legally buy a handgun from private sale. I’d rather be judged by a jury then dead, but would i win... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

The current gun laws in Tennessee regarding permitless carry and the legal age to possess a handgun are somewhat complex due to recent court cases and legislative changes. Here is an objective overview of the situation as of August 2023:

In 2021, Tennessee passed a law allowing most adults...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Tennessee on
Q: Breach of finalized settlement! This 1 case if you fight you will win more then you make yearly! TN Yes I'll contact.

Heres the case in a nut shell. Breach of settlement contract. I finally have all evidence including,Contract and terms, proof of breach. In their own words known recordings and understood that they were being recorded, proof of negligence bordering criminal. Admitted criminal negligence during... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

If you believe there has been a breach of a finalized settlement agreement, gathering all pertinent evidence, such as the original contract, proof of the breach, and any relevant communications or recordings, is crucial. Documentation that clearly demonstrates the breach, especially if it includes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I have concerns about my partner being swatted by his now ex wife. False claims of violence lead to felony charges.

Wilson county police and swat responses to a woman who claimed she was punched in the face and had a chair smashed into her face. When police arrived there were no injuries. The swat team was used to apprehend the person the woman claimed inflicted the injuries when the individual asked if the... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's deeply concerning to hear about your partner's situation, especially with the severity of the accusations and the involvement of SWAT based on false claims. False accusations, particularly those leading to a wrongful conviction, are serious matters that can have long-lasting impacts... View More

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Q: What is the sentence for stealing someone stimulus checks
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The sentence for stealing someone's stimulus checks in Tennessee, as in other states, can vary significantly based on several factors, including the amount of money involved, the defendant's criminal history, and the specific circumstances of the crime. Theft of stimulus checks is... View More

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Q: Can you tell me what the potential sentence would be for an individual who committed tax fraud

Can you also tell me what the potential sentence could be for anyone who would be charged with conspiracy to commit for their involvement

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The sentence for tax fraud in the United States can vary widely depending on the severity of the fraud, the amount of money involved, and the specific details of the case. Generally, tax fraud is considered a serious offense, with potential penalties including fines, restitution (repayment of the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: What do I do if my mother in law hid my pistol in Alabama and then kicks me out so I had to move to Mississippi

My pistol is registered to me and now she said she can't find it and she never wants to see me again

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Firstly, it's important to remain calm and assess the situation carefully. If your pistol is registered to you and legally owned, its disappearance may constitute theft or unlawful possession. Contact local law enforcement authorities in both Alabama and Mississippi to report the incident and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My soon to be exwife is a tiktok influencer and is inciting her followers to bully and possibly harm me. What can i do?

I live in TN she lives in KY. She has posted several videos of fights between us that she instigated and recorded for clout and now I am being threatened with being hurt and "made to disappear". She's ruined my life stole my money and now is trying to get me hurt I don't know what else to do

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's alarming that your soon-to-be ex-wife is using her platform to incite bullying and potential harm towards you. Your safety is paramount, and it's essential to take immediate action to address this situation. Begin by documenting all instances of threats or harmful behavior, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello my boyfriend was arrested for car theft walking home from work because they mistook him for someone else. Help ?

Hello my boyfriend was stalked then arrested walking home from work because they mistook him for someone else.They said he was arrested for stealing a car. He doesn't even know how to drive. He's never driven out of the 5 years we've been together neither does he posses a license.... View More

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about this distressing situation. It's important to take immediate steps to address this. Firstly, securing a lawyer experienced in criminal defense is crucial. They can assist in navigating the legal process, ensuring your boyfriend's rights are protected, and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: 15 USC 7901(b)(2) and 18 USC 922(g) contradict, so what does this mean? Are felons not considered citizens?

I want to be able to possess a firearm for lawful purposes, but am worried about being convicted under 922(g) since I'm a felon. But 15 USC 7901(a)(1 & 2) and 7901(b)(2) seem to contradict each other. Either I'm a citizen and therefore legally allowed to own a firearm for any of the... View More

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

The two statutes do not actually contradict one another. 18 USC 922(g) prohibits felons from possessing firearms or ammunition that have traveled in or affected interstate commerce. This is a longstanding federal law.

15 USC 7901 deals with the rights of persons who have had their voting...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Case is against 2 tn troopers.wat is my best defense for dui, intent to distribute meth(1gr&4baggies)weapons charge

I felt very manipulated and coerced and it felt like i was set up

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In a case involving DUI, intent to distribute meth, and weapons charges, your best defense would typically depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your arrest. To strengthen your defense, consider the following:

1. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Nashville,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: How can I be arrested for driving under the influence before taking a breathalyzer when I passed the field sobriety test

He drug me out of the car and asked me to do a field sobriety test in which I passed with flying colors, and as soon as we got done, he arrested me and puts me in the back of cop car, and then takes me to get my blood drawn from hospital, but I wasn't intoxicated, I just had an open container

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

LEO apparently had probably cause to get the Warrant issued. You should not have consented to either a breath or blood test. Any amount of intoxicant will be used against you. And it is alot easier to get back a TNDL without a DUI conviction. Hire an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Why did authorities not contact my daughter emergency contact when she was arrested then found dead?

I would also like to know why they didn't have her evaluated when she asked to be evaluated? Why is she dead now? I can't get answers from anyone.. she was 22 years old she called for help that she was in danger and scared. They found her on the barge on the 21 of October please help me... View More

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answered on Nov 1, 2023

You are going to have to hire an attorney and an investigator in TN. Sorry but no other response is appropriate. Start here on Justia.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Can someone please tell me if Congress passed the motion for sentencing reduction act in 2018 when is it effective?

I need a lawyer who can file a motion for my son.

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

Congress passed the First Step Act in December 2018, which included provisions for sentencing reductions. The Act became effective upon its signing by the President on December 21, 2018.

If your son may qualify for a sentencing reduction under its provisions, it would be prudent to review...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: How long can TN hold you before indicating on a A class felony?
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answered on Jul 31, 2023

There is no time limit. Was a Bond set? If too high, a motion to reduce bond could be made, and sometimes unusual requirements are issued in conjunction with a lower cash bond. Apparently an Arrest Warrant was already executed, so SOL is not running on charge.

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Q: Can I report/sue for fraud even if the transaction was declined?
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answered on Jul 17, 2023

Probably not since the alleged tort was not complete. Not a good cause of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: I need to speak to a lawyer to ask about criminal conspiracy, distribution introducing into a penal facility with no pro

They have no proof of anything

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answered on Jun 30, 2023

You will need to hire an attorney admitted to Federal Court in the District where the Case is at. Assuming it is TN, there are some pretty good criminal lawyers here on Justia. If KY or VA, use Justia to look under the States for criminal lawyers. That kind of charge will involve inmates... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Carrying concealed firearm in TennesseeTennessee is a permit-less carry state but I’m still hesitant of carrying in car

What should I do and say if I get pulled over? What If I’m the passenger?

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answered on Jul 13, 2023

You do not need to announce that you are armed unless asked. You do not need to show the weapon to the officer. Doing either of the foregoing could be considered a threat to LEO. I have even refused to show the LEO my weapon when requested with no problem since it is not the LEO's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Four years ago, my mother made me have a bath naked with two 12-year-old girls when I was 14 years old, can I sue?

I'm 18 and male. Four years ago when I was 14, my mother was going to visit her friend who lived in the countryside for a few days and she took me with her. While we were walking over to her friend's house, I slipped and fell in the mud. When we arrived at her friend's house, my... View More

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answered on Jun 5, 2023

Generally, you cannot successfully sue someone unless their actions or inactions caused you to suffer actual legally compensable injuries. Your question does not mention any such injuries, and it is difficult to imagine how the facts you describe would likely result in any such injury.

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Q: Print's on guns
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answered on Jun 5, 2023

Fingerprints on firearms and ammunition is rarely reliable evidence. What is your question?

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