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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I got served a civil summons from an exlandlord in Tn stating I owe from Jan 2013. They filed in 2018 but its now 2020.

They tried serving me since 2018 but i wasn't actually served until jan. 2020. Has statute of limitations run out for them?he wouldn't show me the breakdown of how I owe $3000 . also do you think detesting it with the judge and using statute of limitations is a good idea

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

Hire a competent attorney now. Service of Process may be deficient because of the time, but may again be now proper. Contract SOL is usually six years, unless agreed otherwise. A good lawyer should be able to settle this cheap, but you may be too vulnerable.

Q: Ok..this idea was originally stole from me by inventionland or davison. We live in a habitat for humanity home....

Now I was told christmas and my birthday the patent along with the buisness is mine I'm ne ceo.... now theres patents for humanity my land lords surely cant steal my riches and my buisness... there're non proffit.... for one thing. And for 2 none of this was or is possible with out me its caused me... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jan 13, 2020

I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with this firm. I am not familiar with them, but that industry of helping inventors has many bad apples.

There are a number of invention promotion firms that take money from inventors and provide little or no value back. I do not know all these...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: What is here. She'll can I take ownership back of my puppy

My dog had puppies I gave one at to a neighbor they're not taking care of it can I legally take back ownership

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 8, 2020

If you gave it away it would no longer be yours to re-possess unless you have a written contract that would permit you to do so. For example, some animal shelters make the person adopting sign a contract that contains a clause stating that abuse or neglect of the animal would be grounds to take the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can the passenger of a car be searched if the traffic stop is in his driveway.

They wouldn’t let my son come in the house. And he refused to be searched. They charged him with resisting arrest and possession of firearm.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 6, 2020

A passenger can be searched if the criteria for a search is met such as the officer having probable cause the passenger is engaged in criminal activity. Other exceptions also exist. Facts matter. Since he was charged, he should hire counsel asap to determine his defenses, if any.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: My caretaker took $30,000 out of my bank account using my pin number after he his my medication and made me bed ridden.

The bank denied my despute. What can I do?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jan 5, 2020

I would talk to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I bought a car from in individual she wanted $600.00 for it all I had was$400.00 she was waiting on title to come in

Soon as it did I would pay her the other$200.00 it came in and I don't have the$200.00 can she report car stolen and have me arrested?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 16, 2019

She could report the car stolen - but sounds like that would be a false report. It's a civil issue if you underpaid her or you otherwise had a different agreement. I'm doubtful the police would get involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Wife has been clean from drugs lost child at young age and judge doesnt let her even try to fight for her she has right?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 9, 2019

The question is vague. She would be wise to hire local counsel to determine her best course of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend and I have been together for about 7 years. He bought a house 5 years ago and before that he lived with me

In my apt for awhile. So I moved into his house with him 5 years ago. He cheated last year and not knowing anything was wrong he just looked at me one day and said we are done, get the f**** out. and I moved to FL on 6/12/18 and lived with my son. He wanted me to come and dummy me did in 9/2018.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Dec 6, 2019

He has to file a Detainer Warrant, serve you or post it, get a Judgment for Possession, then if you are not out in 10 days, get a Writ of Possession issued and executed. Most of your factual situation is irrelevant to a Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Can someone refuse a lie detector test if so can they refuse with police involment.

What happens if refuse with police involment

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 11, 2019

I do not understand what "with police involvement" means

Anyone can refuse a polygraph

I suggest contacting an attorney before you talk or take any action

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on
Q: I was discriminated against and lied about by a new manager and I have rent to pay. I would like to sue for harassment.

Pinewood Social employee

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 9, 2019

You can sue. It will take months to resolve your case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: My first offense of 39-15-404 in Washington county tn/. Was wanting to know what I'm looking at if anytime.

I do have some old felonie charges that's cover 6yrs old

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 28, 2019

Yes you are in trouble, and you might be sentenced as a repeat offender. Stay out of trouble and hire a competent attorney now.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I sign for 11 months and within two month of living here they said they send a letter saying if we don’t fix the problem

Noise complaint than we get evection for it. They said we have 14 day to fix it but they want us to leave because of noise complaint and i pay them rent on time would that go on my record and stay on there for 7 years for noise complaint

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 16, 2019

No. Not as long as the rent is paid.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How and where can I access a federal class action lawsuit that was filed in 1984 in Memphis, TN?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

Name

Subject

Too many factors

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: Teen daughter got a ticket for speeding in school zone. The lights wasn’t flashing & wasn’t time for school to dismiss.

The zone they got her in school let out an hour after the time on her ticket.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 17, 2019

The Daughter might hire an attorney, or might represent herself. She needs to be very polite, and try to explain what happened to the Prosecutor or Judge. But it is very likely she will be found guilty, and the Appeal is De Novo to Circuit, that is not cheap or easy. The Officer will certainly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: I was told by officer was stopped cause left friends house, no citation, searched after repeatedly telling them not to

Then contaminated by opening bag and taking dirt into it. Might been max. .02. Charged with .27 cause told they can weigh bag as dope also. Improper search, stop charge and tampering with evidence. Am I correct.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 16, 2019

You have not stated what you are questioning. What drug was involved? What was the purported reason for the stop? What was the charge? Obviously you are unsure of what has happened, but apparently you are in trouble. Hire a competent attorney now. Do not contact the "friends" that got you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Does a male cop have the right to search a female or does he have to call out a female cop to search her
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 14, 2019

It really depends on the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can a cop search a vehicle on minor traffic stop, that isn't the drivers car & I say no to search it don't belong to me

The cop pulled me over as I was turning in my friend driveway so it was private property. When I told him no to the search he already had a k9 cop present plus another cop car present for minor traffic stop. He ran the k9 around the car without my permission and they said the dog hit but he never... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Sep 12, 2019

The police can stop a car with probable cause - such as a minor traffic violation. If you do not consent to a search, the police can use a K9 so long as the use of the dog does not prolong the traffic stop. If the K9 hits on the car, that is probable cause to search the interior. If you have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does K-9 Police Dog have wear something visible that let's you know it's a cop and the handler also have to

Minor traffic stop why would cop ask to search the vehicle & when being told no the car wasn't mine he got k9 and the k9 never found any drugs

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 11, 2019

Each police service sets its own policies and rules about officer's uniforms. However, the unlawful motor vehicle search would make an interesting argument if you were charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: A friend of mine from Tennessee is getting married by me in the state of missouri. I'm seeking legal information

I am ordained through the ULC and have performed weddings before. Apparently her state does not recognize the ULC. My question is will that be a problem since she is getting married in a state that does recognize the ULC? The lisence is from Tennessee.

Kimberly K. Schreiber
Kimberly K. Schreiber answered on Aug 30, 2019

Where is the marriage license from?

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