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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

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 Consumer Law, Communications Law, Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: a president of the hoa fired me and now is slandering my name and holding my pay

he is a Bullie racist. He lies and he breaks by laws and my contract. He is petty and spiteful

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answered on Jan 31, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It's crucial to address this issue properly. First, gather all evidence of the President's actions, such as emails, documents, and any witnesses who can support your claims. Consult an attorney experienced in employment law to review your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: In TN, If the "victim" of harassment is a no- show in court and Defendant pleads, "Not-Guilty", would case be dismissed?

In TN ,I was arrested for harassment, (a false accusation). and have yet to seek council. If I enter a plea of "Not-Guilty", and the victim is a no-show in court that day, would the charges against me be dropped and case be dismissed?

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answered on Jan 29, 2024

Sometimes yes, and sometimes the State gets a continuance to get the witness there. Hire a lawyer to deal with it. You do not want a permanent conviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: If someone threatens or says they can obtain private information from the FBI about me, could I press charges on them.

I was at their house and she told me she could obtain private information on me. It was verbally said. I was not the only one who heard this as well. I have 2 other witnesses.

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

If someone threatens to obtain private information about you from the FBI, this situation raises concerns, but whether you can press charges depends on the specifics of the incident. In general, making a threat to obtain and possibly use private information can be seen as intimidating or harassing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my ex for sharing personal text to someone without my consent?

The text was about a sti I had and she got from me before getting it treated from medical, after the break it effected her, and because she felt threaten that a guy she was talking to is friends with me so she felt like I had told him about our personal information, because of that she showed the... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

If your ex shared private text messages about your medical condition without your consent, you may have grounds for a legal claim based on a breach of privacy or intentional infliction of emotional distress. Privacy laws vary by state, but some jurisdictions recognize the disclosure of private... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I live in union county Tennessee I am 41 terminally ill and physically disabled!!! The Americans with DISABILITY ACT OF

1973 has been broken against me so many times in fact this is my fifth bugged iPhone please help me I have had 4 make officers come in my property I own bought paid for as well as my home and never dispatched a female no warrant and slam me to the floor and drag me out naked and to jail like this... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

If your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1973 have been violated, you may have grounds for legal action. Documenting each incident with as much detail as possible, including dates, times, and officers involved, is crucial. It is advisable to contact a civil rights attorney who... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: What to do when you are harassed by Asset Protection,

I work for a company called Spark. It is the delivery company for Walmart. We are owned and operated by Walmart. There is a specific store that I work at that I am being harassed by one particular AP employee. She is telling the front end of the store that I am stealing. Which of course is not... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

In dealing with accusations from an Asset Protection (AP) employee, you should first document all incidents, including dates, times, and witnesses. It may be helpful to formally report the harassment to your direct supervisor or the human resources department, following your company’s procedures... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on
Q: In 2020, I was wrongfully arrested for an attempted second degree murder, and i haven't been able to get a job since.

I wasn't connected to the attack but the victim was my best friend. They had put out a warrant for my arrest and put me on the news as armed and dangerous when their evidence wasn't solid at all. All charges we dropped but only after I bonded myself out and provided video evidence proving... View More

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answered on Oct 17, 2023

The SOL for such civil rights/GTLA actions has been extended a little in TN. You did not state the date the prosecution was dismissed. If you want to pursue this, you will need to get in gear fast, and the SOL may have already run. If indicted, most Courts find probable cause for the arrest.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Is it possible to have an abusive ex boyfriend's name removed from the deed to the home we both own?

I fled the relationship almost 4 years ago. I was followed, though. I was too afraid to live alone. Thankfully, i had many friends who offered me a safe place. Safe until my ex discovered where I was staying. Once he knew, he terrorized my friends until either I left, or was asked to leave. If my... View More

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answered on Aug 16, 2023

It is possible. It is not easy or inexpensive but it is possible and may result in a sale of the property. In Ohio it is a remedy called partition. Partition cases in Tennessee refer to legal proceedings which allow joint owners of real estate to divide their interests in the property. In other... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: How long can TN hold you with no indictment or conviction on a A class felony offense?

They are innocent being prosecuted in a racist hick town with little evidence and bad sources so any loop holes to avoid my family dying a martyr would be ever so helpful

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answered on Aug 7, 2023

Indictment for an A Felony usually garners a large Bond. If not made, defendant stays in jail until trial. Defendant needs an attorney to move to reduce Bond. Sometimes special Bond Conditions can be ordered besides just cash.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My daughter passed away,I wrote the obituary the one I wrote was not what was published,the funeral home changed it.

I called the newspaper I had them change it,I found out a few days ago my ex sister inlaw had called and had it changed, I'm listed as birth mother and her mother, her and the funeral person are friends. I signed all paperwork and I paid for cremation. The ex sister in law has no legal rights... View More

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answered on Jun 30, 2023

If you threaten a libel action in TN, you must give them a chance to publish the correct written statement. Politely in writing demand that the correct Obituary be published, otherwise a libel suit will be filed. I doubt you have enough damages to sue, but make the demand anyway. If you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: A work comp PI showed my daughters dad pics of me picking them up from the bus stop and taking them to school- legal?

This affects nothing about my case bc I clearly stated in my deposition that I take them to school but created huge and long lasting problems within my family and thats why it feels like harrassment.

Joel Gary Selik
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answered on Jun 21, 2023

It is common in case for the defense to take sub-rosa videos of the parties involved. As long as the photographers are in a lawful place seeing what is open to the public, it is not generally a violation of law.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: If I'm sitting at a RED light & the driver in front of me backs up, hitting me, why am I getting tickets?

The driver's ball hitch hit our front tag, no damage. Driver continued on. We went to the ATM & are surrounded by approx 5 officers pointing guns at our heads. I got 2 tickets, 1 for leaving the scene & tailgating. We were STOPPED. WE WERE HIT. We were at our bank's drive-thru... View More

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answered on Jun 7, 2023

Since no arrest, only a short stop and detainment, damages are minimal. The Tickets(Citations) must be dismissed by the Court. So you need an attorney to go to Court on the Rule Of The Road Violations, and an attorney that knows GTLA law so a Federal Civil Rights Suit can be brought, or at... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I have proof that a cousin and an ex have made false reports about me abusing my daughter.

This same cousin has encouraged people to contact DCS to have my child taken, get me fired and implied I am a child abuser. She has friends who work for government entities who denied me housing, sent her my mail, illegally hacked my phone, and made several other slanderous statements and defaming... View More

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answered on May 26, 2023

You might consider a Slander suit within 6 months of a slanderous falsehood which caused you damages. Possibly go to General Sessions Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have a case if a job terminated me for any reason at all do I have a case if my job
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answered on Mar 17, 2023

Tennessee is a terminable at will State, so any reason or no reason is sufficient.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I have an audio recording of the police talking about my character and weight. Very specfic insults. What can I do?
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answered on Mar 29, 2023

If you believe that the police officers engaged in misconduct by making derogatory comments about your character and weight, you may have legal options available to you. One option may be to file a complaint with the police department's internal affairs division or civilian review board,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend was charged with domestic assault I wrote a statement on him. how am I protected in tn from his retaliation

He is blaming me and saying he will make me pay. I feel like i am being blackmailed he knows all my life details. He could twist things around to harm me and my name what can I do to prevent this? surely the police encounter this a lot

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answered on Mar 1, 2023

You can petition the court for a protective order so he cannot have contact with you. Without more details its hard to say if that is your best solution. You should call a lawyer where you live and ask for advice.

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.
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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 Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My ex filed a bogus temporary protective order for “stalking” however I haven’t been served, will it just fall off?

She took our child and moved out of state for another guy. In desperate need of wanting a single bit of information or form of contact, I reached out to her family members, friends, and I emailed her as well. Yes we have exchanged mean argumentative emails however I just wanted to know the... View More

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answered on Jul 28, 2022

It won't fall off I highly suggest handling it.

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