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Q: I have a warrent in tennesee for a case of forgery in the state of Tennessee from 2012. What are my options
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 21, 2021

That is a serious Felony. Hire a competent attorney to take you to Court when it is not on the Docket. Then you can start trying to work it out, get it dismissed or try it.

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Q: Can 39-13-101 Attempted assault not assault. No after letters or numbers, just the number standing alone, be expunged.

Was in 2007 in

Tennessee

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 20, 2021

Not sure of your question. But a conviction like that cannot be expunged. I would not think there is even a crime of "Attempted Assault". You might try to expunge it anyway if no actual crime exists with a good lawyer, as you can only have it denied.

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Q: 20 yr old charged with possession of a weapon while under the influence, can he have any firearms?

He had the pistol taken by police but he owns an AR15, is he allowed to have this plus he is now going to be on probation

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 9, 2021

He would not be able to have firearms.

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Q: If you're arrested for having a hand gun while under the influence. Can he still possess a weapon while on probation?

1st offense, 20yr old, no permit

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 7, 2021

If you are under 21 and non-military, you cannot possess a handgun in Tennessee. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, or you may never legally possess a handgun in TN.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: I have been subpoenaed in Tennessee as a witness to a DV hearing via mail. What happens if I don't show?

x.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 7, 2021

This is a public forum. Consult with an attorney where you are.

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Q: I received a misdemeanor citation for shoplifting at Walmart. Have to go on 7/28 to be booked & get court date

I'm a first time offender. I'm 51 yrs old and have never been in any trouble except for a speeding ticket 15 or 20 years ago. I was caught mis-scanning and not paying for items at self checkout. I'm just trying find out what to expect when I go to court and if there is way I can take... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 6, 2021

This needs to be Diverted, Dismissed, and Expunged. Restitution may be required, and you will not be able to go to Walmart. Hire a competent TN attorney to handle this.

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Q: Can Cops arrest Bob if Bob bought alcohol for a minor-A MONTH AGO, & today,the minor told parents,parents went to Cops.

Just having debate about friend that bought a minor alcohol a month ago.Minor told parents yesterday.They said they're gonna press charges.I don't think they can because there's no proof--His word against kids.But there was empty cans left in the building were Minor stayed.Is this evidence? Thanks!

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 6, 2021

That is more than enough evidence, and it is within the SOL.

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Q: Discovery pack wasn't given if it was i would've never signed for any time
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 4, 2021

You may not have received it but your attorney should have.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal to purchase a syringe and needle online for non-drug related purposes like on Amazon, in Tennessee?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 4, 2021

Yes. People who have diabetes need to use them sometimes.

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Q: Can someone be put on a criminal trespassing list if never signed any of the papers?

I had this issue start happening months ago when I met my boyfriend. His exes family all lives in the same apartment complex and ever since he started dating me they have been harassing us and stalking us but told the landlord we where harassing them and put him on a criminal trespass list that him... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 4, 2021

I would talk to a landlord tenant attorney about your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a 16 year old that was caught shoplifting with a friend at Walmart. It was under $500. Is school notified?

She is on cheer squad and is afraid of getting kicked off and realizes how stupid it all was.

Should I hire a lawyer? She has never been in any kind of trouble before?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 4, 2021

It is always best to hire a lawyer. They shouldn't notify the school but sometimes it does get out.

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Q: My friend currently has a couple of warrents for his arrest. What is the options of rehab instead of jail ?

Some warrents are possibly drug related

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 4, 2021

The Court and the DA would need to agree on this. An attorney for him would be able to possibly facilitate this.

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Q: In tennessee can you bound over to the grand jury a county probation violation?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 28, 2021

Not to my knowledge, and certainly that is not what usually happens. The Court with the violated sentence deals with the violation of its order. Apparently you had a misdemeanor probation in General Sessions, and that is where is will be dealt with.

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Q: I’m on probation for violating order protection.... and my ex just called a false report on me with zero evidence .

Can I fight this??

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 28, 2021

Hire a competent attorney to represent you. You will need him for cross examination and putting on evidence. It would be too emotional for you by yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: i was convicted of a class A misdemeanor (dui) in the state of Tennessee in the year 2019 can i still work at a daycare
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 28, 2021

To my knowledge a DUI Conviction does not affect such employment. If you have some sort of License, and there is a complaint, you might have to deal with that Regulatory Agency.. Tennessee is a Terminate At Will State anyway.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Q: Who do I speak with to find out if my husband has a bond waiting an appeal . In Wilson County Tn

He has a four year sentence and was violated by his PO and the judge put his sentence in effect and he is appealing that ruling . Can he get a bail while waiting for that appeal

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 23, 2021

Call his attorney... If nothing else call the Court Clerk.

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Q: How does this Tennessee code 40-39-211 pertains to when it talks about minor offend

This code 40-39-211 mentions whose victim or victims of offender was a minor

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 17, 2021

What is your question?

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Q: How would one go about making an attempt to change a law??

I'm curious about changing an age of consent law in TN.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 15, 2021

Run for the Legislature. I doubt any Senator or Representative is willing to sponsor your proposed Bill.

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Q: Am I entitled to receive copies of an video audio or pictures that are being used against me that my lawyer showed me
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jun 15, 2021

Unless there is a protective order in place your lawyer should provide you a copy.

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