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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: I’m 18 and wondering if I can keep a handgun in my vehicle?
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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In Tennessee, the law regarding handguns and their possession by individuals under 21 can be complex. As an 18-year-old, you are typically allowed to possess a handgun, but there are restrictions on how and where you can carry it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does the county circuit court clerk’s office have an obligation to redact private info, i.e. SS#?

An attorney requested records from the circuit court clerk’s office in Jefferson County, TN regarding a 13 year old case involving a petition for an order of protection and subsequent granting of a restraining order by a judge. I was the petitioner. The records released to this attorney contained... View More

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answered on Dec 17, 2023

In Tennessee, there are laws and regulations that govern the handling of sensitive personal information in public records, including those held by the circuit court clerk's office. Generally, these offices are expected to redact confidential information like social security and driver's... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: How can I found work visa jobs for the state of Tennessee. Or even apply ?
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

Finding work visa jobs in Tennessee involves a few key steps. First, it's important to identify employers in Tennessee who are open to hiring international workers. Websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed can be useful for job searches, allowing you to filter job postings by location and... View More

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Q: I put his truck in my name, I got notice from Florida, that this truck has toll ticket, how can I get this out of my nam

I need to get this out of my name.. and I'm blocked on his phone, and he will not cooperate

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answered on Oct 25, 2023

To remove the truck from your name due to toll ticket issues in Florida, start by contacting the Tennessee DMV and inquiring about the process to transfer ownership. You may need to complete a transfer of ownership form and follow Florida's specific requirements. Keep detailed records of your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If ash and dust continue to cover my vehicles an I responsible to pay to have them cleaned?

They are clearing out and blasting behind my house. They are burning trees and the ash is covering my vehicles.

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answered on Oct 11, 2023

In Tennessee, property owners or companies causing nuisances to neighboring properties may be liable for damages. If ash from their activities is covering your vehicles, they could be held responsible for cleanup costs. Document the damage, keep records of any cleanup costs, and communicate your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: My daughter is mentally ill. She believes that people sent by our government tell her what she can do. They punish her.
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answered on Sep 7, 2023

If your daughter is experiencing mental health issues and believes that she is being targeted or controlled by external forces, it's crucial to seek professional help for her. You might consider contacting a mental health counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist who specializes in treating... View More

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Q: Under direct supervision in Tennessee how many hygienists is a dentist allowed to have in the practice?
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answered on Aug 3, 2023

there is no specific limit on the number of dental hygienists that a dentist can have under direct supervision in Tennessee. The Tennessee Board of Dentistry sets guidelines and regulations for dental practices, including supervision requirements for dental hygienists.

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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 Contracts, Real Estate Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I own 1/4 of ten acres, can I offer to convey all 10 acres to a third party?

My goal is to respond to a government-issued RFP to sell land for a new building site by offering the land for sale, gauge the interest of the government entity to see what they are willing to pay, then use that information to buyout the rest of the co-owners so that I can make a profit on the... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2023

I do not understand your stated strategy. However if you are a tenant in common of an one/quarter undivided interest in the real property, you can only convey what you own. Any representation that you can convey a fee to ten acres is fraud. The proposed purchaser would probably find out... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: TN. My house # is preventing me from selling it. It is 666. Can I sue to change it? 911 is in charge & said no.

I asked 911. They said only 2 houses need to be changed to stay in numerical order. My neighbor said no & 911 said they want them to agree. No 666 numbers are ever assigned. Buyers say no based on the 666 address. Help. I need to have it changed to move. Is there anything I can do legally? I... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

Different Counties handle 911 and zoning issues differently. Hire an attorney in the applicable County to ask for the change in street address. Provide an appropriate alternate address. You may have to go before a County Commission or a Zoning Board. The County Mayor will probably be... View More

Q: Is a court order valid from a substitute judge if the consent form was not signed by all parties

The father of my children had filed a petition and had a court hearing which granted him emergency temporary custody of my children but the case was heard in front of a substitute judge and I did not find out about any of this information until 3 days after the court hearing was held and approved.... View More

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answered on Oct 20, 2023

It will be enforced unless you request a rehearing quick. Even then you will probably have to file your response to the original petition and go to the actual hearing on the merits.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a question about the legality of a sentence imposed by the local court against my wife.

My wife recently plead guilty to some bad charges that she incurred while we were separated last year. Part of her sentence is that she has to report to a daily reporting center 4 days a week and attend drug classes for several hours a day. The issue is that she was not charged with drugs, drugs... View More

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answered on Sep 20, 2023

Your opinion about the Sentence is irrelevant. Her lawyer might file a Motion To Modify The Sentence, especially after several months of this. But it sounds like she had to agree to alot of supervision to avoid incarceration. VOP could involve serving the Sentence in full.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Gov & Administrative Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a estate questions in the state of Tennesse

Owner of properties deceased 10 years no probate. No immediate family. Unmarried partner of 40;years lives and pays taxes on all property and upkeep . Is she entitled to property transfer in her name?

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answered on Aug 14, 2023

She might be, yes, but there are facts missing from your description that could make a difference. Plus, it is not automatic. She would have to go to court to prove her claim. She should schedule a consultation with a real estate litigation attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: A man came to my door fraudulently claiming to be a tax assesor informed me that he was here to do building

And structure measurements to be certain the county had the correct information .I only agreed because he claimed to be the tax assessor. I became suspicious and called the county assessor and was informed that he had not been here since 2021.i later discovered he was hired by my neighbor posing as... View More

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answered on Apr 19, 2023

Those are crimes which need to be reported to the Sheriff. Be ready to give specific information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: What is a civil warrant that recalls suspended sentence for non payment of probation fees but it's been 1 year since

The end of your probation period can you go to jail?

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answered on Apr 7, 2023

If it is a Civil Warrant for General Sessions Court, then a VOP is not an issue. However once a Judgment for money is entered, post-judgment asset discovery is a possibility where contempt of Court is a possibility. Nonpayment of Court Costs can affect your Licenses. The Court Clerk is after... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have documentation stating that my husband is innocent. the judge is refusing to let him out, need help please

My Husband is being detained on charges that he did not commit. I have the documentation, also a compact disk showing my husband was set up. the charges are as follows (1) capias, out of criminal court (2) bond revocation. I have all documents. Hancock County court and Claiborne County court have... View More

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answered on Mar 27, 2023

Documentation is usually Heresay, but leads to Witnesses. Husband needs an attorney to represent him, so hire a competent one. Having charges in multiple Counties is difficult and expensive, as reaching a disposition in one Court just puts in jail in another County. Whatever he has been doing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can the tn dept of labor falsify court hearing records and testimony that supposedly I gave but I was not there

Tn dept of labor held a hearing and made a judgment based on a false testimony and appearance from me. I had no knowledge of this and my testimony in addition to my appearance Is on the transcription of court documents. Is this legal???

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answered on Feb 20, 2023

An appeal from an administrative hearing is in order. Hire an attorney.

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Q: My husband is incarcerated n had a preliminary hearing n they put it off again cause the cop didn't show up.
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answered on Jan 12, 2023

Did his lawyer move to dismiss for lack of prosecution? If not, was a motion made to reduce the bond? It sounds like he needs a real attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: What rights do I have and what should I do moving forward?

I saved someone whos heart had stopped, they became stiff, unresponsive and blue. i got pulse back and held it until the cops and emt arrived. They mysteriously found drugs in my property, which I told them specifically that I wasnt comfortable with because i was alone and frazzled and hAd also... View More

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answered on Nov 17, 2022

I would suggest hiring an attorney asap on this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: My driver license in Tennessee has been expired for 8 years. Will I get in trouble if I go to DMV and try and renew them
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answered on Sep 22, 2022

It would be better to have someone else drive you there, or even walk, at least when you leave the Department of Safety. You should be able to get a list of requirements to Reinstate your TNDL. Going to the DOS website may help, as Reinstatement instructions are given there. If there are... View More

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