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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Tennessee on
Q: Can I use pictures from 1960-1965 yearbooks in a memoir I am writing for publication?

There is no copyright information on these books, and no photographers are cited. The school still stands today, but not as a high school. Should I ask the current administrator(s) for permission to use these decades-old pictures?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 3, 2021

Copyright lasts for a long long time and it is automatically so those photos have an owner

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: What happens when you go to court as the victim of domestic aggravated assault (strangulation)? Is it pended to a trial?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 2, 2021

The district attorney's office will talk with you. Sometimes victims will prefer hiring their own attorney to represent their view and what they would like to do as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Medical probs prohibit how to transfer to reg probation?

I have a spine reconstruction surgery amongst other problems what can I do to get it transferred to reg probation?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 2, 2021

You have not stated what your Sentence is. But your lawyer can move the Court to modify your Probation, listing those grounds. Crossing State lines would be a problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Can a tenant agree to do ALL maintenance and repairs for a reduced rent?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 2, 2021

Sure, but modify your Lease in writing. Execute duplicate originals.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: if a person was dropped of charges of shoplifting. but had signed a trespass form from the local police department.

Does that mean the person is still banned from the store?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 2, 2021

Not sure what you have done, but it appears that you know not to go to that business again. Criminal Trespass, or worse, will probably occur otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I lost my right to own a firearm in 1998 what do I have to do to get it back

I was convicted of a drug felony in 1998. My right to vote back and I would like my rights to own a firearm I have never been in any more trouble

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 2, 2021

Generally that kind of Conviction is permanent. There are a very few, obscure exceptions. Have your Judgment of Conviction checked by a competent attorney. But usually you need to consult with an experienced firearms attorney to see what are your legal weapon choices.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How long would it take to settlement a lawsuit how long it take to win a case if they go to trial on a Risperdal case.

The doctor have paperwork on my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 1, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These product-based actions are sometimes mutli-district cases with heavy dockets. If you have an attorney on the case already, they would know best, based on how far along the case has already progressed. But if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My father died, with no spouse, 5 adult heirs, and no will. There is real property.

The PR is an heir. Some heirs want to sell the real property for debts others don’t. The PR does not want to sell and has said the property will not be sold. Can the the PR prevent or stop the property from being sold if there is not enough money to pay the debts? How do you have a PR removed?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 30, 2021

Hire a competent attorney to file an Action for a Partition Sale. But this may not be possible until the Probate is over due to possibility of an Insolvent Estate. The Heirs own the property at the decedent's death, but title may not be merchantable for awhile. The Partition Suit can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: I was arrested under suspicion of DUI while sitting in the back seat of my car at a hotel. What can be done to help me?

No field sobriety tests, or breathalyzer was taken

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 30, 2021

Hire a competent attorney now. TN has always held if you are capable of driving, whether you physically are or not, then DUI can be charged. If you had any intoxicants in your system, then what you did was a crime. But the State still has to prove it and without a chemical test, it will be a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: is there any liability for a doctor who does not prescribe pain med timely for a patient after several year of doing so?

my Family doctor started me on pain med several years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and i have been using this med as prescribed since it was first prescribe for me. there has been several times over the past years when he has been as much as 2-5 days late prescribing the med... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your brief description, it appears that the measure of damages would essentially be a pattern of several delays in receiving pain relief meds after long-term use of the medication. Although your suffering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was told I need a parentage custody order to amend my daughter's birth certificate & put her real father on it. How?

The man who I thought was my child's father ended up not being her father after an home DNA test was conducted. We had her name changed right away to her biological dad's last name but we thought his name would automatically go on her birth certificate and it did not... the man who I... Read more »

Denania Galloway
Denania Galloway answered on Jul 27, 2021

I would need to know how to you change the name and on what documents.

Generally, you would need to get a order from a juvenile court Judge to establish the bio dad as the legal dad and request the judge to change your child's name. Once you get that, you will be able to change birth...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I enter the USA with a one-week valid H-1B visa?

My H-1B visa expires on 5th August 2021. Currently, I'm outside of the USA and planning to enter on 30th July 2021. Can I enter the USA with a one-week valid visa? Will there be any problem at the port of entry?

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jul 26, 2021

BP may very likely deny you entry into the United States. Normally you must have at least three months before your visa will expire. Secondly, if you only have a week left on your visa BP will presume that you are in violation of the terms of the visa.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Landlord towed my car to pave, car in perfect condition, notice was given only 2 days prior, can I sue them?

Car in my name, lease is also in my name, tow company recked car, and I took pictures and videos to prove that, the reason why I did not remove the car is that I was not in town for 10 days. I found out about the notice and the whole incident when I came back.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 26, 2021

Yes you should be able to sue the landlord and his agent, the tow company, for tort damages to property and possibly conversion. But you will need witnesses that will testify to the towing, which will be tough. Damages really need an expert about the car's pre-tort value. General... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on
Q: Mother gets third of assets when her mother dies. She dies first. Does her part go to her executor?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jul 26, 2021

Your question is unclear. Does "she" refer to your mother or your grandmother?

Either way, there is no way to answer your question without reviewing the will. Some wills are written such that a beneficiary's share lapses if the beneficiary predeceases the decedent....
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: My 14 year old lives with her father who is abusing her DCS was called. I did not return her for her protection

Can’t afford a lawyer. Will DCS make her go back home. She is terrified to go back

Denania Galloway
Denania Galloway answered on Jul 24, 2021

Usually if there is abuse of a child involved, I would recommend filling Emergency custody petition with juvenile court or Chancery Court. However, I would need to get more information as to why the child was living with her father in the first place, etc. I would strongly suggest you reach out... Read more »

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
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 Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: Friend is being charged by the state for domestic assault after the cops have been called twice to the same house.

A friend is being charged for domestic assault for cops showing up at a house twice when she wasn't there by the state.

She has an arrest warrant and is being threatened by her parents that if she doesn't turn herself in, her stepfather won't drop the charges after she is in... Read more »

Denania Galloway
Denania Galloway answered on Jul 21, 2021

This would be a criminal law issue. However, the friend should definitely turn herself in. Also, have friend to get in contact with a bail bondsmen.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a warrent in tennesee for a case of forgery in the state of Tennessee from 2012. What are my options
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 21, 2021

That is a serious Felony. Hire a competent attorney to take you to Court when it is not on the Docket. Then you can start trying to work it out, get it dismissed or try it.

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