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Q: Can I carry a concealed weapon in the state of Alabama if I have a lifetime carry permit issued in Tennessee?

I am a Tennessee resident.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 22, 2021

You should be able to as reciprocity should apply. Go to the AL forum and ask as laws do change. Remember there may be different restrictions than TN.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: What is my son facing in a felony evading arrest charge?

My son was charged with a felony evading charge. He had picked up two girls to take them to the store when a cop going in the opposite direction turned and blue lighted him, mean time both girls began screaming(don't stop and go go go) he panicked and sped up to like 40 or 45 in a 30mph for... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 11, 2021

That should be at least one C Felony. The Reckless Endangerment can be a misdemeanor or felony. It may have been an illegal stop, for which suppression motions are made. But his speeding will probably be the reason now for the stop. He needs an attorney to prepare for a Preliminary Hearin.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have to go to court where they seized money from me at a airport
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 8, 2021

Apparently you have not been charged with a crime at this time. So no, no Court yet. That money will be subject to some type of Forfeiture, and if you want it back, then a Claim filing and a Court Hearing will be necessary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: if a person commits a bad enough reckless arson would they get a death sentence or just a life sentence?

for example the whole forest gets caught on fire and it damages everything bad enough is it still a life sentence or a death sentence and if not a death sentence what would be a situation where it will be a death sentence or even if its possible to get one?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 12, 2021

Aggravated Arson is a Class A Felony, so no death penalty. If a death occurs, then a possible homicide charge could result in addition to the arson charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My parents called the law on my bf. He is charged with felony trespassing and aggravated burglary.

How can they charge him with the aggravated burglary when i was the one who let him come in thru my bedroom window and he never stole anything never damaged anything? What can i do to get these charges dropped or dropped down to misdemeanor

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Feb 1, 2021

You can't do much. He would be wise to hire an attorney asap.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend got a gun pulled on him&he shot first being scared that the guy was going to shoot him.what can happen 2him
Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack answered on Jan 19, 2021

I don't know what could happen without knowing more facts. He "could" have a case of self-defense. It's important that he gets an attorney immediately. To prove his case he will need witnesses and any other evidence that it was self defense. You can help by gathering as much... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is introduction of contraband into a penal facility class c felony able to be expunged in Tennessee?

Only conviction ever if able to do so I’m willing and able to hire legal representation to help me expunge this.

Under 1lb marijuana, conviction 10 years old

Served like 5-7months jail/not prison time, 3 years probation

This charge is affecting my ability to support my... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 29, 2020

Only some Class E Felony Convictions are subject to Expungement in Tennessee. Very Sorry... I am afraid that your lawyer should have told you this. You may wish to apply for a Pardon from the Governor.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: If it was an incident where a report began as false but you ended up telling the truth how would that be considered.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 1, 2020

This sounds like it could be something to discuss with a Tennessee attorney in confidence - but your post remains open for four weeks. If you need a defense attorney, you could reach out to them here (Find-a-Lawyer tab above), or conduct your independent search for one. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: If prisoner dies while incarcerated how does parent get body back? Where does parent file petition?

Prisoner was medically not taken care of and died with infection around heart.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 29, 2020

The next of kin should be able to dispose of the body unless there are contrary express wishes. Write the Warden a polite letter and suggest arrangements be made and scheduled. Legal Suit is not a viable option.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My gun was taken by police because they claimed to see it in my bf hand although he never had it what to do now

There was a police call made by someone where we were and It was a false report because of underlying family issues so when the police came they grabbed my boy friend and beat on him they also took my weapon because I say it on the ground just for my safety when they arrived my weapon is in my name... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 9, 2020

First make a written demand to the Chief of Police or the Sheriff to return your weapon. Then you need to file suit for Conversion against the City/County and the Officer that took the firearm with a SOL of 3 years. All this costs money and time, and many firearms are not worth the trouble. There... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: How can you press charges on someone who pulled a gun on you and threaten you

They have made several threats of shooting you in the head

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 15, 2020

You should call the police department and have it investigated to send it to the District Attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to buy cannibas seeds where cannibas is illegal "Tennessee"
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 29, 2020

Yes it is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My brother was sent144 months federal and state time supposed to be current now they holding him in jail for the charge
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 14, 2020

Not sure of your question. But you might hire a competent attorney to examine the Judgments of Convictions. Sometimes post-sentence motions can be made for the Court to examine the exact sentence imposed in relation to another.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: I am facing a citation for driving on revoked the first part of June. Looking for a lawyer around Columbia tn

I do have a past record.dui in2011 over alcohol. DUI second offence was in 2012. Driving on suspended....... I wasn't ordered to have the interlock untill the second one. I paid all my probation, fines, and my reinstatement fee. But i just got a job right before i was pulled over. So... Read more »

Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack answered on May 13, 2020

Yes it is possible to get things worked out. If you can afford an attorney then it is smart to hire one to help walk you through the process and make sure everything is completed to obtain your license. An attorney can help you obtain a waiver of the interlock device fees as well as negotiate... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Can victim show up at defendants residence with a no contact order in place?

The victim showed up at the defendants residence me and my boyfriend and wont leave so i made him leave so he wouldn't get in trouble is that not violating the order for the victim to come to the defendants residence

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Apr 29, 2020

No it is not. If this happens again to make sure that the defendant does not get into trouble I would call the police and let them know what is going on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: What if victim shows up at the defendant's residence with no contact order in place due to aggravated assault

No contact order in place due to aggravated assault and the victim showed up at defendants residence does the victim violate the order? what should the defendant do?

Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack answered on Apr 29, 2020

The defendant needs to call his/her attorney, police, as well as document and save any proof that the victim made first contact. The victim does not have bond restrictions from seeing the defendant, However, the police and attorney need to be made aware of the situation to protect the defendant.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: I'm being wrongfully accused I am innocent there is witnesses an proof but the sheriff's won't accept any of it

They say 3 witnesses say I did it but I have 5 witnesses that can say I didn't and the video footage they have from my neighbor showing a vehicle leaving my driveway not being drove by me can show that I left 30 mins to an hour before it did what can I do when they seem determined to arrest me... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Mar 31, 2020

You should hire an attorney immediately for your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My neighbor has several CCTV pointed at my property and he took footage of me an has police thinking I committed crime

Is it legal for him to do that if he didn't actually see who did the crime but he told police I did it an showed them pics of someone driving a vehicle and said it was me they have a warrant for me now an I'm innocent if they watch his cameras they would see me leaving before these other... Read more »

Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack answered on Mar 29, 2020

It is not illegal if your neighbor thought you committed a crime involving his property. If there is a warrant then you are going to need to call the Sheriff's department and see if they want you to turn yourself in. Because of COVID-19 , people with warrants are being booked then released... Read more »

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