So, someone I know got a speeding violation back in 2021 that required a court appearance. However, shortly after receiving the violation, they were incarcerated and put in prison for two years. Because of this, they were unable to attend their court date. Now, the day they were supposed to be... View More
I agree with attorney Avery. Part of hiring an attorney would be for the attorney to get the client's outstanding bench warrant resolved so that the holds on the defendant are lifted-----whether this means getting the defendant transferred to that court to answer the bench warrant or perhaps...View More
Old charge from 2017. No weapons involved were involved at all. No other relating charges. Long since separated from significant other (at time). I now live alone and have my daughters off\on. I want to own one for personal and home defense because of this.
The process to restore your right to own a firearm after a domestic violence conviction varies depending on the state you reside in. Generally, if you have a domestic violence misdemeanor conviction, you are prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law. However, some states have...View More
First, I am not a TN lawyer. However, I agree with the previous answer. Usually, an appeal alone does not stop the trial court's judgment nor an enforcement of that judgment. A motion to stay the judgment must be filed, generally requiring a bond. But check your appellate rules as to when a...View More
A default judgement has been entered - but I had a baby mere days before the hearing - and no counsel to request continuance. Default judgement was granted and order was issued. Do I file a motion to set aside judgement or go ahead and appeal?
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on what your matter involves. There are attorneys who donate their time to work for free (pro bono) and legal aid societies that offer their assistance as a public service. But these tend to be...View More
Hie lawyer needs to prepare for a thorough Preliminary Hearing at General Sessions Court. You have not stated any facts nor legal proceedings, but I suspect his lawyer needs to get in gear, or hire a competent one now.
We were being sued by my sister which she thought we stole money from my mother when she lived with us. this is not true. we browed money and mom knew about and came up with agreement which this paperwork was not admit in because we did not have anything with us because we did not know at the... View More
If within 30 days of entry of the Judgment, you might file a Rule 59 Motion To Alter or Amend with the Probate Court. Later you might consider an appeal, but first you want the trial court to hear that you actually borrowed money and were paying it back. Hire a competent attorney as you need a...View More
I have filed an appeal but because I was unable to afford an attorney I was forced to represent myself and since I didn't know what I was doing the judge ruled for Tennessee to keep it. I have the option now to ask for a stay and file another appeal to thebest of my understanding. If anyone... View More
First, I am not a Tennessee lawyer. That being said, whatever are the issues you intend to raise on appeal, the time to appeal is the same. Usually, it's 30 days from the final judgment of the court below. Once the appeal is noted, when you file your brief, you can raise the issue of subject...View More
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