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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... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Nov 17, 2022

I would suggest hiring an attorney asap on this matter.

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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
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Q: In Middle TN. It is illegal to point your home security cameras at a neighbors front door and record them?

My husband and I live in a private camping community in Nunnely, TN. Our neighbor to the left of us keeps pointing his home security cameras at the front of our camper and records us. We have on multiple occasions caught him creeping around spying on us. And also has recently stole from us. The... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Aug 9, 2022

Tennessee is a one party recording state. If the cameras are on his property and otherwise in public, then he can pretty much aim them anywhere. You may have a civil claim for invasion of privacy (statutory and common law) depending on needing more facts. Consult local counsel to see what, if any,... Read more »

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 Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: how to sell a join property in India owned by my aunt and uncle (green cred holder) in USA. uncle died without a will.

the husband and wife is a green card holder in USA . Death certificate of the husband is available. can you please advice what is the procedure in changing the share of the property in India to her(wife) name. Also,this couple has no children.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 19, 2022

You will need to hire a competent attorney. Heirship determination will be according to the State of death. An interpreter may be needed. India's laws will control the Deed's terms and recordation if a Deed is needed.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it true, if one choses to represent themself in a crimina case and loses, they can Not ask for an appeal?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 25, 2022

No it is not true. But usually a Motion For A New Trial comes first. Hire a competent attorney now.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: 55-5-117 section b : rules out the commissioner from suspending or revoking ones vehicle registration for financial res

(b) Nothing in chapters 1-6 of this title shall be construed to affect or change the power of the commissioner to revoke motor vehicle registrations under the financial responsibility law in chapter 12 of this title

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Mar 31, 2022

Failure to Maintain Insurance is a common way to lose your TNDL. What is your question?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County Tn

Hello,

I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County TN, especially one that deals in auto claims and damages against government neglect. I was in a recent wreck that caused me to roll my vehicle and it was do to poorly laded gravel done by... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Dec 3, 2021

You are close enough to Jackson to use a lawyer in Jackson, Tn. If you are looking for specific names let me know or call.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
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
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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 Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I become exempt from the Tennessee window tint laws? I can’t seem to find the form online, or even an answer.

I have a history of light hurting my eyes and not being able to fully open my eyes on a sunny day, or even keeping the lights in my home at maximum brightness. I sometimes get fatigued from too much light and get tired fairly quickly from the excess light. I was hoping to become exempt from the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jul 13, 2021

That Rule of the Road Statute applies to all drivers. An exemption is not possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: So I am a tannate at a local apartment complex and we are getting fined and asked to take down patriotic flags. Thought?

Can they do this? this is the terms of the lease

"1. No signs, notices or advertisements shall be attached to or displayed by Lessee(s) on or about said premises.

2. Nothing shall be placed or kept on the outer sill or on the outside of any window and nothing shall be thrown... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 17, 2021

File a protest, and also notify the press, the American legion and the Tennessee Civil Liberties Union.

If enough press is thrown on this, could make them back down.

Note however patriotic would be the American Flag. Signs promoting one candidate or belittling another are not in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I financed my car in January but still haven't received my plates do I have any recourse for the dealership?

It's been 5 months. I think the law only allows for 3 months. I've called the dealer every month and still no tags.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 25, 2021

You may have to sue the dealer for breach of contract. The dealer may not have owned the car in the first place. You probably cannot apply for the lost title either. If a used car dealer, you may be able to make a claim with the State Regulatory Agency against their Bond.

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Q: Is disclosure of expunged judicial diversion & dismissal of charges in TN required on TN medical license application?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 19, 2021

You need to hire a competent attorney and consult with him. This is a public forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Im just starting learning about state funds and surplus funds. I am looking for some legal advice on how the state work

I am trying to get Any information on if I need a license And how can I get a contract made What is the full process

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Dec 18, 2020

Your query is not clear. What are you trying to obtain a license for? Contact a local attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I'm unlawfully stopped by police, under my protected constitutional rights am I required to present my id?

I'm? In Tn.

Paul E. Tennison
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Paul E. Tennison
answered on Dec 16, 2020

I am unaware of which specific Constitutional right you are referring to. Assuming you mean to invoke the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures. I am unaware of any precedent that states citizens are not required to produce identification when requested to do so. 4th... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Gov & Administrative Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Tennessee on
Q: According to court system and my MVR I HAVE COMPLETED ALL REQUIREMENTS REPORT STATES DL privilege Reinstated 2.19.20

Ppl at dmv will not allow me to take test, without interlocking device. Last conviction 9.15.11 no where it shows this is required. Judge n commissioner say I’m clear n go test???

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 3, 2020

Not sure of your problem. But you need to try to get the License at another DOS facility. Otherwise you will need a very competent, and expensive, attorney to file an administrative action. That action could take at least a year, prior to appeals. Getting a blow meter for a little while... Read more »

Q: My son's death has been falsified, delayed, denied, and dismissed for 7 years. Can I sue the parties for negligence

My son was allegedly overdosed in Henderson County TN during 2013; however, the 911 call was made in another county. Since the body was in Carroll County when EMS responded, the body was taken to Carroll County at the nearest hospital. Investigation occurring simultaneously at the alleged location... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 15, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. However most of what I assume might be potential defendants had their liability barred by the Statute of Limitations long ago. It would probably be a GTLA, and even the savings Statute does not apply. I see no basis for claiming a tolling of the SOL. Your attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: After 28 year old dui and being reinstated. But was on DL s/r/c can the state make you pay to get it back
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 9, 2020

Not sure of your question, but the DOS can charge money and require payment in full of convicted violations in order to receive driving privileges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: The Notice of Seizure says that the officers has 5 working days to obtain a Forfeiture warrant.

This happened May 5th and the 5 days has passed to get the warrant. By Law what is the best steps to take now and should my property be returned to me

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 27, 2020

Hire a competent attorney who knows what Civil Forfeiture is. You must file a cash Bond and demand a Hearing before the DOS immediately. If DOS does not get involved, then you have to sue the Seizing Agency for Conversion, but it is still a GTLA proceeding. If the property is not worth much,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: i was denied a firearms transfer. appealed. given a conditional proceed. Eight days before i was approved. now what?

I have never had a problem before. How/what do i do to fix this?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 21, 2020

Apparently you are missing some of your facts. But it sounds like you have correctly dealt with the NCIC Check people. You need to get a copy of whatever charge or conviction is causing you a problem. It may be subject to Expungement, or it may be a conviction which does not cause a firearm... Read more »

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