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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Can i carry a gun at 18-21 in TN considering the permitless carry laws, private sale, and the court cases about the age?

I know there’s been cases from gun groups during the state to where the agreement made at the conclusion seems to allow 18-21 to carry without prosecution because of age. I also know at 18 you can legally buy a handgun from private sale. I’d rather be judged by a jury then dead, but would i win... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

The current gun laws in Tennessee regarding permitless carry and the legal age to possess a handgun are somewhat complex due to recent court cases and legislative changes. Here is an objective overview of the situation as of August 2023:

In 2021, Tennessee passed a law allowing most adults...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I have concerns about my partner being swatted by his now ex wife. False claims of violence lead to felony charges.

Wilson county police and swat responses to a woman who claimed she was punched in the face and had a chair smashed into her face. When police arrived there were no injuries. The swat team was used to apprehend the person the woman claimed inflicted the injuries when the individual asked if the... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's deeply concerning to hear about your partner's situation, especially with the severity of the accusations and the involvement of SWAT based on false claims. False accusations, particularly those leading to a wrongful conviction, are serious matters that can have long-lasting impacts... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My soon to be exwife is a tiktok influencer and is inciting her followers to bully and possibly harm me. What can i do?

I live in TN she lives in KY. She has posted several videos of fights between us that she instigated and recorded for clout and now I am being threatened with being hurt and "made to disappear". She's ruined my life stole my money and now is trying to get me hurt I don't know what else to do

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's alarming that your soon-to-be ex-wife is using her platform to incite bullying and potential harm towards you. Your safety is paramount, and it's essential to take immediate action to address this situation. Begin by documenting all instances of threats or harmful behavior, including... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Tax Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can you tell me what the potential sentence would be for an individual who committed tax fraud

Can you also tell me what the potential sentence could be for anyone who would be charged with conspiracy to commit for their involvement

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The sentence for tax fraud in the United States can vary widely depending on the severity of the fraud, the amount of money involved, and the specific details of the case. Generally, tax fraud is considered a serious offense, with potential penalties including fines, restitution (repayment of the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What is the sentence for stealing someone stimulus checks
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The sentence for stealing someone's stimulus checks in Tennessee, as in other states, can vary significantly based on several factors, including the amount of money involved, the defendant's criminal history, and the specific circumstances of the crime. Theft of stimulus checks is... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: What do I do if my mother in law hid my pistol in Alabama and then kicks me out so I had to move to Mississippi

My pistol is registered to me and now she said she can't find it and she never wants to see me again

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Firstly, it's important to remain calm and assess the situation carefully. If your pistol is registered to you and legally owned, its disappearance may constitute theft or unlawful possession. Contact local law enforcement authorities in both Alabama and Mississippi to report the incident and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello my boyfriend was arrested for car theft walking home from work because they mistook him for someone else. Help ?

Hello my boyfriend was stalked then arrested walking home from work because they mistook him for someone else.They said he was arrested for stealing a car. He doesn't even know how to drive. He's never driven out of the 5 years we've been together neither does he posses a license.... View More

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about this distressing situation. It's important to take immediate steps to address this. Firstly, securing a lawyer experienced in criminal defense is crucial. They can assist in navigating the legal process, ensuring your boyfriend's rights are protected, and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: 15 USC 7901(b)(2) and 18 USC 922(g) contradict, so what does this mean? Are felons not considered citizens?

I want to be able to possess a firearm for lawful purposes, but am worried about being convicted under 922(g) since I'm a felon. But 15 USC 7901(a)(1 & 2) and 7901(b)(2) seem to contradict each other. Either I'm a citizen and therefore legally allowed to own a firearm for any of the... View More

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

The two statutes do not actually contradict one another. 18 USC 922(g) prohibits felons from possessing firearms or ammunition that have traveled in or affected interstate commerce. This is a longstanding federal law.

15 USC 7901 deals with the rights of persons who have had their voting...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Case is against 2 tn troopers.wat is my best defense for dui, intent to distribute meth(1gr&4baggies)weapons charge

I felt very manipulated and coerced and it felt like i was set up

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In a case involving DUI, intent to distribute meth, and weapons charges, your best defense would typically depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your arrest. To strengthen your defense, consider the following:

1. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Nashville,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: How can I be arrested for driving under the influence before taking a breathalyzer when I passed the field sobriety test

He drug me out of the car and asked me to do a field sobriety test in which I passed with flying colors, and as soon as we got done, he arrested me and puts me in the back of cop car, and then takes me to get my blood drawn from hospital, but I wasn't intoxicated, I just had an open container

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In the United States, it is possible to be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) even if you passed a field sobriety test. While passing the field sobriety test can be a positive factor in your case, it's not the sole determinant of whether you can be arrested for DUI. Law enforcement... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: How can I be arrested for driving under the influence before taking a breathalyzer when I passed the field sobriety test

He drug me out of the car and asked me to do a field sobriety test in which I passed with flying colors, and as soon as we got done, he arrested me and puts me in the back of cop car, and then takes me to get my blood drawn from hospital, but I wasn't intoxicated, I just had an open container

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

LEO apparently had probably cause to get the Warrant issued. You should not have consented to either a breath or blood test. Any amount of intoxicant will be used against you. And it is alot easier to get back a TNDL without a DUI conviction. Hire an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Can someone please tell me if Congress passed the motion for sentencing reduction act in 2018 when is it effective?

I need a lawyer who can file a motion for my son.

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

Congress passed the First Step Act in December 2018, which included provisions for sentencing reductions. The Act became effective upon its signing by the President on December 21, 2018.

If your son may qualify for a sentencing reduction under its provisions, it would be prudent to review...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Carrying concealed firearm in TennesseeTennessee is a permit-less carry state but I’m still hesitant of carrying in car

What should I do and say if I get pulled over? What If I’m the passenger?

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answered on Jul 13, 2023

You do not need to announce that you are armed unless asked. You do not need to show the weapon to the officer. Doing either of the foregoing could be considered a threat to LEO. I have even refused to show the LEO my weapon when requested with no problem since it is not the LEO's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Contracts and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What can you do if ups worker steals your package? A 42,000$ package!!!

I took it to ups access point last Thursday evening and yesterday tracking still hadn't updated so I sent my husband to the UPS store and she told him that the tracking number didn't look right it needed more numbers ok so I called them and they hung up on me and I called them back the... View More

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answered on Jun 1, 2023

That may be either a conversion, breach of contract or bailment action, possibly others. You will need a TN attorney if the delivery of the parcel was in a TN County. Probably a Circuit Court action. Be prepared to give alot more details than what you have posted, which is nowhere near... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: What can be done for siblings who presented a falsified p.o.a to court, bank and social security both parents have passe

Both parents have passed but the poa was submitted to gain access to bank, social security and life insurance plus submitted to court. I want to know as the oldest child and now executor what I can do to have them accountable for their actions?

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answered on Mar 19, 2023

If you have evidence that your siblings have submitted a falsified Power of Attorney (POA) to gain access to your parents' assets, you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in estate law to discuss your legal options.

One potential course of action may be to challenge...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Federal Crimes and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: What kind of lawyer I need to talk to about my social security number keeps popping up that I'm deceased since last year

An extended friend of mine got a call from a funeral home last year saying I gave them that number which wasn't mine to make plot arrangements and burial plots for myself and every since then I been popping up as deceased even when I went out of state and tried to buy a phone it showed I was... View More

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answered on Dec 9, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It would be helpful for the lawyer to have experience working with personal information with government agencies. Maybe reaching out to identity theft, social security, privacy & security, or other attorneys... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Felony C, 3yr sentences. 200 jail credit. How much time is expected to be served ?

Sentenced 3yrs with jail credit in Arkansas. Fugitive hold in Arizona for probation violation

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answered on Dec 6, 2022

Your offender class determines parole eligibility, which you do not list. It is possible that you would be eligible for parole now if not for the AZ hold for a VOP. Read your Judgment of Conviction verbatim. I am not sure that another State's incarceration can be credited here, but this... View More

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Q: I was pulled over for expired tabs (only expired by 14 days). The officer physically entered my vehicle, pulled me out..

..handcuffed me, took me to jail. I filed a counter-claim which was never replied to/answered; I gave them 30 days...no reply/so I gave them ANOTHER 30 days/STILL NO REPLY. They ACQUIESCED so I recorded the judgement. Over 1 year passed, NOW they say I am guilty of: 39-16-510. Retaliation for past... View More

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answered on Nov 28, 2022

There is no counterclaim to a criminal charge. If the criminal charge was dismissed, you might have had a civil rights action for an illegal arrest. But from the facts given, it does not look like that was the case. You will need to hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Tennessee on
Q: Breach of finalized settlement! This 1 case if you fight you will win more then you make yearly! TN Yes I'll contact.

Heres the case in a nut shell. Breach of settlement contract. I finally have all evidence including,Contract and terms, proof of breach. In their own words known recordings and understood that they were being recorded, proof of negligence bordering criminal. Admitted criminal negligence during... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

If you believe there has been a breach of a finalized settlement agreement, gathering all pertinent evidence, such as the original contract, proof of the breach, and any relevant communications or recordings, is crucial. Documentation that clearly demonstrates the breach, especially if it includes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Why did authorities not contact my daughter emergency contact when she was arrested then found dead?

I would also like to know why they didn't have her evaluated when she asked to be evaluated? Why is she dead now? I can't get answers from anyone.. she was 22 years old she called for help that she was in danger and scared. They found her on the barge on the 21 of October please help me... View More

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answered on Nov 1, 2023

You are going to have to hire an attorney and an investigator in TN. Sorry but no other response is appropriate. Start here on Justia.

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