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Q: I'm passed the point of a public defender at this point I'm in dire need of help with court next month no funds for 2 wk

I've already plead not guilty and it's to late to get a public defender I won't have funds for at least 2 weeks and court is the beginning of next month I'm desperately needing help or help getting another reset

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You need to talk to various attorneys about representation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: Can Implied Consent be expunged from my record in Tennessee? The DUI was dismissed. I have no fees or other charges.

It's been over 5 years since. I have no other court fees to pay and no other charges. The DA in Wilson County, Tn told me the Implied Consent charge couldn't be dismissed. After she done rigorous research on the topic, which took 3 days, she couldn't find the answer of why it... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It can not be but the DA can put an order in that it can not be considered a misdemeanor and used against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can police show up at your house and say because your on comm correc. That you have no rights and they search home
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Yes...You are on Probation so you have to abide by the Probation terms. Any violation can mean you could be incarcerated for the remainder of the Sentence. There should be some kind of Probation Order in your file at Court. Read it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How is it possible that an individual can be charged with aggravated assault based off the word of another civilian ?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Happens all the time. Hire a competent attorney and prepare for a thorough Preliminary Hearing.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can the TDOC change a concurrent sentence to a consecutive sentence in seperate drug charges?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You probably need to look at all the current Judgments of Convictions, that is where the Sentences have not yet been served. It can be very confusing, and often mistakes are made how to compute effective Sentences. You need an attorney to do this, although each Prison has someone who computes... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: If someone poured a drink on my car on state property and there's no damage just sticky. Is there a case? A felony? Etc?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 17, 2022

Possible misdemeanor vandalism or littering. But it would not be worth the trouble of being a witness/victim in Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: How do I submit my dismissal of charges for lack of evidence when I don’t know the form format?

Charges Felony C Especially Aggravated Stalking with a dashcam. Only went down street twice, don’t want them to just drop charges, I want them dismissed.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 16, 2022

Hire a competent attorney. You will not be able to represent yourself effectively for such Felony charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee on
Q: My oldest daughter, her boyfriend and my younger daughters car was searched upon entry to a festival in manchester, TN.

several small stashes of marijuana were found. My oldest received a simple possession charge. She does not partake in marijuana. If I took a negative hair follicle drug test to court and questioned the fact that the car is not hers, would the charge possibly be dropped?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Daughter needs a competent attorney now to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. The hair test would be heresay without expert testimony, but is something to tell the DA. She does not want a drug conviction on her record. It sounds like a consent search also.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: OK a friend willingly put a car in his name for me but a month later reported it stolen cause I wouldn't move in wit me

the car was supposed to be in both of our name but when I got arrested I realized the car lot only put it in his name, I was arrested and was put in jail for 3 days, I put the money dwn on the car and was paying the car note.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 14, 2022

What is your question? Hire a competent attorney now, because you are probably charged with a Felony and facing incarceration. Prepare for a vigorous Preliminary Hearing without fail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to read a police report I'm involved in on my YouTube channel in Chattanooga TN
Courtney Cotter
Courtney Cotter
answered on Jun 13, 2022

No - it is not illegal. Police reports are public records.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My wife was given a ticket for shop lifting the amount was $40.12.

she is deaf in one hear and while at the self check out she confused the beeps from her register from another due to her hearing issue, also she had forgotten to scan one item. she went to throw hangers away from some clothes and assumed she had already scanned it. when she was pulled aside she... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Jun 7, 2022

She can tell her story and it is going to be up to the DA how they view her story.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: So places like malls still have to have the no firearms sign stated in TCA 39-17-1359
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 31, 2022

There is no requirement but business owners can prohibit firearms. What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How long does a Tennessee district attorney have to indict me with grand jury after i bonded out of jail

And my case was bound over

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 27, 2022

There are varying SOL's for initiation of criminal charges for different Felonies. Usually you will be indicted within one month or one year. Keep in contact with the Criminal Court each month to see if you are indicted and need to appear for Arraignment. And talk to your lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What does it mean when an investigator tells you the police report is being placed inactive on a domestic assault charge
Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 26, 2022

It most likely means that they are not pursuing the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Steals $300 worth of merchandise from Walmart it’s been 2 months was an associate they have me on camera stealing the

stuff what happens next it’s been over 2 months?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 24, 2022

The statute of limitations has not run yet so there is still a chance you can be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Why doesn’t Walmart persecute shoplifters and if they don’t prosecute then what do they do?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 19, 2022

Walmart's agents frequent witnesses in Sessions Court. Usually permanent trespass prohibitions are also ordered. You have been misinformed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does the state have to issue a new subpoena for each new court date

Case has been reset five times only one subpoena issued is this legal?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 18, 2022

Depends on a variety of things but if it is requested it should be sent out each time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My probation expiration date was today but PO said he had 10 days to file expiration order

What does expiration order mean? Am I off probation?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 18, 2022

I believe an expiration order from what he means is a letter saying you are off probation.

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