Hire a competent attorney to represent you. That charge is worse than many Felonies. Do not make any more statements on a public forum or to LEOs. Do not contact the alleged Victim in any manner. Hopefully it will be Dismissed or Diverted, then
That is not a per se ethical conflict. But if he has provided legal advice to you, then you want to ask him to recuse himself (and all information about you). I would be most worried about him using information he knows about you to collect a Judgment. The lawyer is treading on dangerous...Read more »
I have read in a plethora of places that in TN. they will not expunge a domestic assault charge. I just don’t want to spend unnecessary money on a lawyer if the outcome will stay the same either way. The only reason I would hire a lawyer and spend that money is if I thought they could get it... Read more »
I live in Tennessee and I pled guilty to a misdemeanor Domestic Assault about five years ago. I was forced to sign a piece of paper stating that I must surrender all of my firearms and that I would never be able to own a firearm again. My question is this: I am getting married soon and my fiance... Read more »
Your future Wife does not lose her rights by marrying you. You should not touch the firearms nor ammunition, and it would be better for her to have a safe for most of it. I suspect she carries one or more firearms. I am sorry that you got talked into pleading to a crime worse than many...Read more »
I have a restraint order against an ex. He doesn’t contact me directly, but he frequently watches my stories on social media. Is that in violation of the order? It shows me that he watches every single one.
For him to file for joint custody? He is currently in jail due to an FTA and we go to court next week for an order of protection. He is on probation for a domestic abuse charge that happened last October
Yes you can definitely move. In TN, there is a presumption that a child born out of wedlock is the mother's unless paternity has been established. However, he can file something in Juvenile Court seeking paternity. To provide a better individualized response to your daughter's...Read more »
Very jurisdiction has its own rules/protocols on how to proceed with domestics violence allegations with reluctant victims. The prosecutor would want to be sure that you were not being threatened or pressured not to show up for court; and they will likely try and determine if they can make the...Read more »
Her mother has known about the interactions and has done nothing she invites older men over She put drugs in her daughters mouth she takes naked pictures of her daughter and she hasn’t done anything about her daughter get molested
The mother could be charged with multiple crimes. Reporting abuse can be anonymous and should be reported to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services immediately at 877-237-0004. https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/child-safety/reporting/hotline-faq.html
I am afraid facts and law are not as important in an Order of Protection as other civil actions. If it is brought up, the Judge will simply amend the Petition on the spot. Have no contact with her and hire a competent attorney to represent you prior to the first (and often the only) hearing.
Yes, it happens alot. However it is usually a violation of Bond Conditions and/or an Order of Protection for the Defendant to have contact with the alleged Victim, so the Victim must make the Bond without contact with the Defendant. The DA will not be happy with his witness.
My teen step-daughter has a history of bad behavior and being unruly. During a recent counseling session, she accused me of touching her while giving her a hug last June. CPS is involved and I'm now being asked to take a polygraph. Since the incident, she has been sent to stay with her... Read more »
I recommend you keep your mouth shut and do not post anything else online. Hire a competent attorney today to counsel you on your possible criminal charges and how to conduct yourself during this DCS and/or LEO investigation. Again do not talk to anyone about this and have no contact with the...Read more »
The Charge is probably Domestic Assault. A conviction means you cannot touch a firearm or ammunition. Without fail hire a competent attorney to get the Charge Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. The end result is what counts, not whether you are guilty or not.
I hit him first so I told the police and they took me to jail. I was there for 12 hours and I got charged with domestic violence. It’s my first time. We want to do peaceful contact. The problem is that I wasn’t supposed to text him call him or see him at all but i didnt understand that at the... Read more »
First, you absolutely need to STOP POSTING FACTS ABOUT YOUR PENDING CRIMINAL CASE and contact an attorney. You are making admissions that can get you in very serious trouble. An attorney can help advise you on future communication issues, file a motion to alter your bond conditions and get a court...Read more »
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