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Q: How does the medical furlough get started, its for my son who just got arrested, for simple poss, sell, dilvery.

He has Severe Sleep apnea, Congestive heart failure, & seizures, need to know how to get med. Furlough going?

Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 20, 2019

He would first need to be sentenced and it would most likely only be for doctors appts. Best thing would be for him to get an attorney and try to get him out of jail as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Collections for Tennessee on

Q: My van was on a dolly because I haven't gotten tags and made it legal to be on the road yet and somehow the strap broke

And it was in a ditch off the road so I wrote my number and said I'll be right back in 2 windows I went to get straps and help to pull it out when I returned 20mins later the police was there said they were impounding it for an investigation couldn't tell me where or when or how to get it I couldnt... Read more »

Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

Im not too sure what the question is.

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Q: How many times can a lawyer in TN be charged with a crime and still be able to practice law?

2 dui's and wearing ankle alcohol monitor.

Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

Those are misdemeanors and it is up to the Board of Ethics and the Supreme Court whether they can still practice.

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Q: Do I have to testify if I want to drop charges how do I do so it was for agg assault and kidnapping attempt on myself

This occurred in May between my unborn son father and myself. He was recently arrested! I have health issues! My sister recently passed away! I am just no longer wanting to pursue this charge against him! On a personal note I am on state probation for a situation that occurred back in 2014 I am... Read more »

Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

Just because you are on probation does not mean the state can force you to testify. The State can subpoena you to testify and you will have to comply with that. These are very serious charges and the State may still want to pursue it even without your cooperation. You can let the State's victim... Read more »

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Q: What if an officer fails to turn in a citation by the date listed?

A friend received a citation after an alcohol sale sting operation at a self checkout of a grocery store. The machine took the date of birth that was entered, and no one knew I'd the date was entered correctly or mistakenly entered wrong. Either way, the citation my friend received only had a date... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 19, 2019

The friend needs an attorney to represent him. There is a 1 year SOL to institute charges from the misdemeanor incident. Hopefully nothing happens, but if it does, a conviction destroys his right to serve/sell alcohol. It is very possible that the Citation will be filed with the Sessions Court... Read more »

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Q: How can the law enforcement have black out windows but any other vehicle on the road cannot?

The law should be for everyone

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 17, 2019

Why can police officers open carry?

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Q: Are there any lawyers who can work with me on a payment plan or doesn't require a retainer fee for a one court appearanc

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 15, 2019

You must contact lawyers individually and directly, not in a shotgun aporoach

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Q: Is it possible to get a pro Bono lawyer for a violation of probation failed drug screen

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 15, 2019

It is possible but you will have to convince a lawyer to represent you for free.

You will probably have to explain what makes you special to deserve to have the attorney represent you for free as compared to any other person

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Q: I have my probation papers that say my probation ends on 04/06/2020. My officer says different.

My restituation isn't paid so he's saying I'll be locked up if its not completely paid even though the probation papers I have that he gave me says I have until 04/06/2020. I've been a model person on my probation and I have all my paperwork and all my receipts of my payments. What can I do and... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 14, 2019

The Restitution should be paid first out of money you pay into Court, unless you were somehow supposed to pay it directly to the Victim. The Probation Officer runs the show so you have to do what they say. If he violates you, then you can argue to the Judge while in custody, but that may not work... Read more »

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Q: I live in Tennessee my son is 17 is it legal for his attorney to speak to him without a parent present

He has some pretty serious criminal charges

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 13, 2019

Yes. Of course

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Q: Hello, In 1990 I was charged with A Violation of Custody Order with no conviction. Will this felony ever go away?

I worked for the State of Colorado for 27 years. I’ve never had any further legal issues or arrests. I now live in Tennessee. The arrest was in Colorado.

Thanks.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 8, 2019

I'm not sure if your criminal issue was in Colorado or Tennessee. I would contact an attorney in whichever state it occurred.

If you were not convicted, then I think you have a chance of getting it expunged. If you were convicted or entered into a plea, then you would need to talk with...
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Q: How do I find out how much time my son has in jail in Tennessee. Online it says he is on probation that was a month ago

I called around and no clear answers. I am in Florida and don’t know what to do.the information online is wrong and I am starting to think he is lost in the system. Is there any number or person I can call to help. Tried Williamson jail where he is they said he is state property looked online and... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Aug 7, 2019

I suggest you contact the court clerk - if he is serving a sentence for a criminal offense, there is paperwork at the courthouse that says what he was convicted of, and what his sentence is, and whether it is to be served in the local jail or the Tennessee Department of Corrections. If he have... Read more »

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Q: What if they have aggravated assault and imprisonment charge.?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 6, 2019

Those are serious charges and the Defendant needs to hire a competent attorney today.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Is it,possible to plea,for,medical reasons. To receive no jail time.

Being charged with Dui. 2nd offense. Non alcohol related. Due to medication. Do not know blood results. Arrested. Taken to,jail. Bonded out. Probation violation. Within 5 days was fighting for my life... Flesh eating bacteria. Strep and 2 others. Had,life saving surgery and facial reconstructive... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 6, 2019

You need an attorney that is competent. Medical problems have no effect on sentencing. You probably need to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing, and if indicted, try to get a 1st Offense or try it as you have little to lose. Prescribed Medication is worse than alcohol as there is no standard on... Read more »

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Q: Boyfriend filed police report thinking money was illegally taken from acct at bank. Told by bank to get money bank needs

A police report. Later found out it was who took it to pay bills for him. Police charged me with computer fraud and have an active warrant for me. Boyfriend went to bank and told it was a big mistake. And paid money back has deposit slip showing he paid money back that was returned to his account... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 4, 2019

A relatively small amount of expense will save a lot later

Missing work when arrested

Bail

Creation of record

You need to hire a lawyer?

Have you consulted one and priced it out?

You need to hire lawyer .. contact relative friends pawn

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: no

mr. kent thomas jones ; nothing happened. she hangs out with them sometimes, one of the girls mothers are saying she's a pedo and that she's going to call the cops. nothing sexual, nothing in that nature, cause she knows she can and will be charged.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 4, 2019

There is no crime involved with adults associating with minors, so long as nothing criminal occurs like threats, abuse, sexual acts, etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: my friend is 22, lives in TN.. she has about 4-6 friends who are between the ages of 14-17 can she go to jail for that?

a close friend she has who is, i believe is 15, his mom knows how old she is and everything..

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2019

It is not a crime to be friends with minors. Did something else happen?

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Q: If I have a charge partner and I plea guilty to all charges does it automatically make my change partner guilty

Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 2, 2019

I do not know what a "charge partner' is, and do not believe there is such a thing. I assume you are talking about Conspiracy, and if so, your guilty plea does not automatically make someone else guilty also. They may be a named or unnamed co-conspirator.

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Q: I have 2 months left on my probation but I may be about to get a 3rd violation if so how much time will I get

I only have 2 months left will I ha e to pull time for the whole 11/29 that I have already paid for or will I pull time on the 2 remaining months

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 2, 2019

It really depends on a lot of things. First, I would look at the language of your probation contract. I have spoken to people who have to either do it over or face jail time for the first violation and other people that get something like 3 strikes before they start looking at something like... Read more »

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Q: If a cop calls you and tells you are not aloud to trespass a building because you called a place more than three times

But you ask officer if your in trouble they say no... are you being charged or warned

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 31, 2019

You are not charged with a crime unless you receive a Citation or you are Arrested either before or after an Criminal Warrant has issued. Sometimes you are arrested after an Indictment is returned or the Judge issues a Bench Warrant. So you were given a warning.

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