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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Officer allowK9 to attack handcuffed man then. Took pics of the wounds and shared them around the community!need interna

It seems impossible to hold accountable I have so much evidence it’s bigger than Rodney king

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

A Civil Rights Action is a federal case which must be filed as a Government Tort Liability Action (1 year SOL; no jury; caps on damages). Few lawyers even know what kind of suit is required. Start with personal injury attorneys here on Justia, as virtually no criminal attorneys can handle it.

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Q: Officer allowK9 to attack handcuffed man then. Took pics of the wounds and shared them around the community!need interna

It seems impossible to hold accountable I have so much evidence it’s bigger than Rodney king

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

I understand you're dealing with a very serious situation involving alleged police misconduct. Let me break down some key points and potential legal considerations:

1. Excessive force: If an officer allowed a K9 to attack a handcuffed individual, this could potentially be considered...
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Q: In tennessee , if the police have been called because someone believes that you are suspicious, do you have to give id
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

In Tennessee, if the police stop you because someone finds you suspicious, you generally don't have to provide identification unless you are being detained for a specific crime or are driving. If the officer has reasonable suspicion that you are involved in criminal activity, they may detain... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I get my gun back from the police if I was arrested for a fta only for no drivers license they have it in Evidenc

And keep giving me different days to come back to pick it up but when I do they keep giving me a run around about it saying the cop has to give it me but when I go on the days they tell me the won’t give me it or the officer is not their on shift and it wasn’t put on my property paper I feel... View More

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answered on Jun 11, 2024

To get your gun back, you need to follow a few steps to ensure you're taking the right approach. First, document every interaction with the police department, including dates, times, and names of the officers you speak with. This will provide a record of the attempts you’ve made to retrieve... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: I'm wanting to know what makes my ex immune from any domestic violence paperwork that I have taken out?

He knocked my tooth out, knowingly, intentionally,and purposely burned me with a cigarette and then kidnapped my children, which I should have had all custody rights to because we were not married and I have been trying to get my children back ever since, this man has stolen 400$ off my bank card,... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm really sorry to hear about the situation you're facing. No one should be immune from the consequences of domestic violence, and your ex should be held accountable for his actions. If you have already taken out domestic violence paperwork, such as a restraining order, and it has not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: How to Find an Attorney to Sue TN State Medicaid for Injuries and Civil and Constitutional Rights Violations?

I live in Tennessee. I'm a disabled adult on SSI and Medicaid (Tenncare). I am disabled by fully treatable, even curable health conditions caused by my underdeveloped jaws compromising my airway-breathing and sleep. I am not able to receive rehabilitative care (aka "medical... View More

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

Finding an attorney for your situation can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to improve your chances. Given your circumstances, you should look for attorneys with experience in civil rights, health law, and possibly public interest law. These areas cover issues related to Medicaid,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does a passenger have to provide identification to police during a traffic stop in which they are not the driver?

No visible law infraction by passenger.

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

During a traffic stop, a passenger is generally not required to provide identification to police if they have not committed a visible law infraction. The primary focus of the traffic stop is on the driver and any potential violations related to the vehicle or driving behavior.

However, if...
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Q: What can a landowner do when a person harasses the landowner at his home and refuses to leave their property?

Landowner lives in his house and spends time in his tent by the creek. Woman has moved into his tent and has damaged property and refuses to leave. She tries to get into his house when he is not home and pursues him while he’s at home and harasses him. She refuses to leave. The police have... View More

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

If a person is harassing you at your home and refusing to leave your property, taking several steps can help address the situation. First, document every instance of harassment and any damage caused. This documentation will be useful for law enforcement and legal proceedings. Include dates, times,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Where can I get representation for my son?He was iat Trousdale Turner. was left in isolation for almost 2 years now has

Schizophrenia.

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answered on May 24, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your son's situation. To get legal representation for him, you can start by contacting local legal aid organizations that provide assistance to individuals in prison or those with mental health issues. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it lawful for police to seize a car in which the driver was not in possession of drugs but the passenger was and the

Car did not belong to driver either

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

It was probably a lawful Forfeiture, as long as a Forfeiture Warrant is issued. DOS will then be involved on the car. If the car is being investigated as a criminal tool, then it is only the Court system involved, and you might get it back upon motion to the Court handling the charges.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it lawful for police to seize a car in which the driver was not in possession of drugs but the passenger was and the

Car did not belong to driver either

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

The lawfulness of a police seizure of a vehicle in this scenario would depend on the specific circumstances and the applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. In general, under the legal doctrine known as "civil asset forfeiture," law enforcement can seize property,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How do I file a motion for change of venue in Tennessee civil court?
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answered on Apr 5, 2024

Here are the key steps to file a motion for change of venue in a Tennessee civil court:

1. Determine valid grounds for change of venue. In Tennessee, reasons can include:

- The county designated in the complaint is not the proper county.

- The convenience of the parties and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: If I was hit by a tractor trailer or a Toyota car are the laws still the same? Under the Arkansas law
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answered on Mar 28, 2024

Under Arkansas law, if you're involved in an accident, whether it's with a tractor-trailer or a Toyota car, the basic principles regarding fault, liability, and the pursuit of damages are generally consistent. The crucial elements to consider include determining who was at fault for the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Can my apartment neighbor place a camera in a building fixture pointing at my door?

I have neighbors that are not directly across from or next to me that removed a light that is attached to the apartment building to install a camera. The camera faces my door and can record inside the entrance of my apartment and also follows my movement as I walk to and from my door. I do not... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

In Davidson County, Tennessee, as in many places, the legality of placing a camera that records a neighbor’s door can be complicated. Typically, it's legal to install security cameras in common areas of apartment buildings, but there should be a reasonable expectation of privacy. If the... View More

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Q: Due to new fda guidelines I found out as a bi male can now donate plasma, i went today, they denied me for being gay.

They said I would never be allowed to donate because of my sexual history, but they allowed my wife who's sexual history is quite literally me.

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. The FDA has indeed updated its guidelines regarding blood and plasma donations from individuals based on their sexual orientation, aiming for more individualized risk assessments rather than broad exclusions. However, implementation of these guidelines... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Caught shoplifting at Walmart Nashville TN.issued DL, Didn’t have to sign anything. Banned for 1 year. Will police come

I am 74. In poor health. Receiving Trauma Counselling. Getting help. Frightened near death. Will cops come for me. How do I tell family I have let down.

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

If you were issued a ban but didn't have to sign anything or deal with the police at the time, it's likely that Walmart decided to handle the situation internally rather than involve law enforcement. However, this doesn't completely eliminate the possibility of police involvement, as... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: We as parents have “full” conservatorship of our son.Question is: Human and Civil Rights re:Conservatorship.Please help

I want to do right by protecting civil and human rights. I need clarification please re: parents have FULL conservatorship…. I know we should always use the least restrictive model, but our son is *intellectually disabled, *speech impaired, along with other significant diagnoses and *autism. When... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

Navigating the complex territory of conservatorship while prioritizing the human and civil rights of your son is commendable. It's crucial to remember that every decision should aim to respect his dignity, autonomy, and personal preferences to the greatest extent possible. This approach not... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I am convicted of 2 felony is it possible for me to get the right to use a gun to hunt?

One felony aid assault 6 years ago and the circumstance was I was in an argument with my girlfriend she asked me to leave and I tried to get in the car and go she kept yelling and after I backed up she jumped on the hood , I drove off she fell off and was injured. I was not the aggressor, the... View More

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

In the United States, particularly in Tennessee, felony convictions generally restrict an individual's right to possess firearms. However, there are paths to potentially restoring these rights, though they can be complex and vary by state. In your case, specific factors of your past... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: What do I do if I have been going to court for almost two years on a charge I got in 2022 I have asked for speedy trial

I have asked for fast an speedy trial several times since the day I was arrested

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

If you have been going to court for almost two years on a charge from 2022 and have requested a speedy trial multiple times, here are some steps you can consider:

1. Consult with your attorney: Discuss your concerns about the delay in your trial with your lawyer. They can advise you on the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My dad at 65, on 1/25/23 has $1,000,000 secured bond with a conditional release order. Wat happens to 130acers he owns?

We are not in contact, though I am his daughter. Last I knew he owned 130 acres and possibly some other properties. He’s Not married, me and my sister only kin .been in jail for over a year now, they won’t give me much info. Still No date to be sentenced, all I know is, it’s gonna be a grand... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

In a situation like this, there are several factors to consider regarding your father's assets and your potential rights to them. Here are some steps you can take to gather more information:

1. Contact the county assessor's office: You can reach out to the Claiborne County...
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