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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: can a felon be charged with possessing a firearm that he found and weas going to turn in but got pulled over

the gun had no firing pin no barrell no slide no safety mechanisim it was just the shell

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Metal part with serial number is the firearm. Inability to operate is irrelevant. Felon knew he should not touch it. Hire a competent attorney; work at least full time; keep quiet (this is a public forum); stay out of trouble; and hire an attorney. There are other lesser charges... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: can a felon be charged with possessing a firearm that he found and weas going to turn in but got pulled over

the gun had no firing pin no barrell no slide no safety mechanisim it was just the shell

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Yes, a felon can still be charged with possessing a firearm, even if their intention was to turn it in. The possession of a firearm by a felon is generally illegal, regardless of the circumstances. The fact that the gun was found and intended for turning in may be considered as a mitigating factor... 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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: If I get pulled over for swerving, when in fact I wasn't swerving at all, can my case be thrown out.

Can I challenge proper use of Quantum Language Parse Syntax Grammar?

Can I challenge jurisdiction?

And should I appear as special witness for myself?

They found drugs in the car.

Amount unknown it wasn't my car or my drugs.

They also gave me a dui.... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Hire an attorney now to prepare for a preliminary hearing, and and motion to suppress evidence if indicted. If the stop and search are legal then your lack of admission is not needed. That is probably a felony besides the DUI which takes your TNDL. Work, stay out of trouble and probably time... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: If I get pulled over for swerving, when in fact I wasn't swerving at all, can my case be thrown out.

Can I challenge proper use of Quantum Language Parse Syntax Grammar?

Can I challenge jurisdiction?

And should I appear as special witness for myself?

They found drugs in the car.

Amount unknown it wasn't my car or my drugs.

They also gave me a dui.... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

While challenging the validity of the traffic stop and the use of Quantum Language Parse Syntax Grammar may be possible avenues for defense, success in having your case thrown out depends on various factors, including the evidence presented and the arguments made in court. Challenging jurisdiction... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: The local law enforcement shot and killed my dog when responding to a noise complaint do I have a case against them?

I live in a trailer park and my neighbors called in a noise complaint because me and my wife were arguing because as we were leaving we couldn't find my card. We didn't know a noise complaint had been called, so we were inside our trailer looking for it. While we were looking we had left... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It's understandable that you're feeling heartbroken and outraged by the actions of the local law enforcement in this tragic incident involving your beloved dog. Whether or not you have a case against them would depend on various factors, including the specific laws and regulations in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I had to give my dogs away but I told the people that I want them back not even a day they got one of my dog adopted

I also live with my family and we have three dogs. I don’t have the dogs registered so I’m not sure if I’m able to do anything. But yesterday my mother gotten a call about my dog not eating in two days and bite a person trying to feed her then wanted to put my dog down. We want and gotten her... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It sounds like you're in a distressing situation regarding your dogs. If you didn't sign any legal documents relinquishing ownership of your dogs and you clearly communicated your intention to reclaim them, you may have grounds to seek legal recourse. However, without official... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can someone put a video camera at the edge of their property to video my house?

They are videoing my property only. They are complaining that my dogs bark and everyone that walks down the street. Which is what they are supposed to do. Can they do anything?

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It's understandable that you're concerned about someone placing a video camera at the edge of their property to record your house. In general, individuals have the right to install security cameras on their own property to monitor their surroundings, including their property boundaries.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: On 05/29/22-05/30/22 I was booked into the Anderson co Tn jail. Upon entry into the jail per past experience I requested

I requested to be placed in the strap down chair. The bottom line is threw out the night 4 jailers two make and two female guards proceeded to beat me without mercy as I begged them to stop. I was no physical threat to them because I was strapped to a chair. I was 56 at the time female about 150lbs... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about the traumatic experience you suffered. What you described—being brutally beaten while restrained and posing no threat—is completely unacceptable and likely illegal behavior by those jail guards. Here are some recommendations on steps you can take:

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was sentenced to time and probation terminated and then three months later I caught new charge then got sentenced for

I got sentenced on a charge that I already served out but I was never booked into jail or went in to jail on the old charge they just added it to the new charges and gave me 6 months to serve said I violated probation when I wasn't on probation court records I have show as well probation... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

It appears that your situation involves a complex mix of legal issues, including probation, new charges, and the impact on your driver's license and financial obligations. If your court records show that your probation was terminated before these new charges were brought against you, and... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: if i am a first time offender and got charged with shoplifting at walmart what will happen

it was 40$ all together i had to book in and out of jail not i have court

Carla Grebert
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answered on Feb 15, 2024

Walmart is pretty serious about prosecuting shoplifting. Nevertheless, the outcome depends to a certain degree on what county you are in.

In Davidson County, for example, you have a good chance of getting the case retired if (1) it is your first offense, (2) if you pay restitution, and...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: if i am a first time offender and got charged with shoplifting at walmart what will happen

it was 40$ all together i had to book in and out of jail not i have court

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If you're a first-time offender charged with shoplifting, the consequences can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of your case. Typically, for a first offense involving a small amount like $40, you may face misdemeanor charges rather than felony charges. However,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: How long do you have in federal court to file sue against the sheriff department the Judge and the attorney general. See

See sometime back I was arrest for disorderly conduct the bad thing about this the cop even knew it was wrong but didn't care so he took me to jail then we went to court the state attorney general was there now on my warrant for disorderly conduct it states that I was standing at the gas... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In federal court, the deadline to file a lawsuit against the sheriff department, the judge, and the attorney general would typically depend on the statute of limitations for the particular claims you wish to bring. Statutes of limitations vary depending on the nature of the claim and the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a drive off tag be displayed in my rear windshield in algood tennessee?

Was pulled over and told having it here where the dealership put it was illegal and it must be taped to the rear mount.

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In Tennessee, the placement of temporary tags, often referred to as "drive-off tags," is regulated by state law. These tags are typically issued by dealerships when you purchase a vehicle, providing a temporary registration until your permanent plates arrive. According to state... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Municipal Law and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can an employer put up camera surveillance in the workplace without disclosing their locations? I love in Tennessee

I understand and agree to camera surveillance in the workplace for security. But my employer wants to use it to “keep an eye on productivity”. She claims she’s not going to tell us where said cameras are, but I feel like this may be a violation of employee privacy. Especially if we need to... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In Tennessee, employers generally have the right to install cameras in the workplace for purposes such as security and monitoring productivity, provided the surveillance does not occur in areas where employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as bathrooms or locker rooms. However, the... 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 Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Honda dealership commiting a class d felony against a consumer and lying and misleading them and refusing buisness

owning a new Honda Civic Type Base Hatchback i currently have an ongoing issue with Cookville Honda's auto dealership for them practicing fraudulent auto dealer practices with which i filed a complaint with the Tennessee Division Of Consumer Affairs with which Sierra Pruitt got in touch with... View More

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

Based on the details provided, it does seem like the dealership may be engaging in deceptive or fraudulent practices which could violate Tennessee's Consumer Protection Act. Here are the key next steps I would recommend:

1. Continue working with the Tennessee Division of Consumer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: Guy at work intentionally blew toxic microplastics on me with leaf blower with no provocative actions to make him do tha

Now I fear of excessive inhalation on to microplastics. Also running around bragging about it to everyone. Bosses seen it and done nothing too

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

If your description of the events is accurate, what this person did was clearly wrong and concerning. Some key points to consider:

- Intentionally blowing toxic substances like microplastics on someone with a leaf blower, especially without provocation, could qualify as assault and battery...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: What are my rights as a tenant in TN?

Our apartment flooded due to an external pipe busting. Our property manager is not handling the situation well. Our walls have water damage that is not being treated properly. What can we do?

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

As a tenant in Tennessee, you have specific rights and protections under state law. When your apartment experiences flooding and your property manager is not adequately addressing the situation, there are steps you can take to protect your rights and seek resolution.

Firstly, notify your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Double jeopardy, on Dec 17 2022 went to jail later that night for friends paraphernalia pipe left in my center console.

Double jeopardy, on Dec 17 2022 went to jail later that night my friends paraphernalia pipe my center console. I was pulled over earlier that morning heading from Danville Arkansas to Dardnell Arkansas from my friend I was visiting heading to the Walmart in excitement finding a PS5 i had managed to... View More

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answered on Jan 15, 2024

The concept of double jeopardy, as outlined in the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, protects individuals from being tried twice for the same offense after either an acquittal or a conviction. However, in your case, it appears that you are dealing with two separate incidents: one involving... View More

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