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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Will the case get thrown out for having wrong info ID on one citation and the other citation with the right one?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 25, 2021

No. General Sessions is not a Court of Record such that amendments can be made orally by the DA, and the Judge annotates the Citation. You can tactfully inform the DA of the mistakes while asking for some type of Diversion or Dismissal.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I've notified the property accessors office a year ago that the Mobile Home on my Dad's old land has been destroyed

But they continue to add a $29,000 manufactured home to my property taxes each year. What else can I do?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 26, 2020

Each County has a period where Tax Appraisals can be contested. Contact the Tax Assessor in that County and find out what the process is and when. You too late for 2020 but you can file the written contested appraisal application now.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to use a straw to ingest medicine if it's your prescription. Would that still be illegal drug paraphernal

I got charged with drug paraphernalia even though I used it to ingest my own prescription ( a cut straw)

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 17, 2020

Even though that is a very unique way to take your prescribed medicine it would be very hard to prove that the substance you were ingesting is a prescribed medicine. Long story short I would suggest not doing this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: are detectives jurisdiction allowed to question others in another county
Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack answered on Apr 24, 2020

A detective can travel outside his jurisdiction to interview a witness or suspect relevant to his case.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Do local or county law officials handle the noncompliant parties regarding tn code or is it strictly a civil matter

Tow company recieved fraudulent facts from property owner, did not comply with owner notifications rules nor rules set forth regarding sale

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 18, 2019

It is doubtful you will obtain a criminal prosecution of anyone involved, although you can try as the victim. But normally your remedy is pretty much limited to suing the Towing Co. for Conversion. You may be able to do this yourself in General Sessions Court or you might hire an attorney.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can police have un-marked cars with regular plates not state or municipal plates on them.

I was referring to what are Dept. vehicles with no obvious markings and regular plates.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 12, 2019

Absolutely. Many Law Enforcement Officers drive their own vehicles all the time, and still conduct stops and enforce laws. They may show a badge or activate their lights, or just follow you until you stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: We want to sell beer in our family's corner store. Back in 2000 my father tried to get a permit to sell beer and a local

Church objected, so his permit was denied. Are we still at risk of that happening today if we reapply? The church is not adjacent to the store and is not touching the property line. It's roughly a quarter mile away.

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jun 17, 2019

Probably- most cities have local ordinances which specify that any business selling alcohol have to be located various distances from churches or schools. ( The distance can vary- depending on whether the sale is for consumption on the premises or for "take out" - it can also vary for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If u do not show up for the court date for the state to make u a HMO driver and u get pulled over driving

Only had one driving offince after my first dui

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Mar 5, 2019

Failing to show up to any court appearance is not good.

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