Tennessee Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: In Tennessee is it legal for a police officer to post surveillance camera footage from a home security camera

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Cayley Turrin's answer
It is legal. Unfortunately it is very unfair and puts that person in a bad light that may not have done anything wrong but it is allowed.

Q: I am a graduate student who is going to school in TN and I am from FL. In what state am I considered a resident of?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
You can file a document called a Declaration of Domicile. Check with the county clerk's office

Q: Can someone start staying at my house as my daughters guest against my wishes?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
If you are the owner of the real property then you can file a Detainer Warrant at General Sessions Court. If you rent, then you may have to leave or call the Cops on the girlfriend when she gets out of line. If there are problems with your Daughter then you will need an Order of Protection against her, which should influence the Girlfriend to leave also.

Q: Suppose you are on your farm, have a gun and accidentally shoot in someone...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Charges could range from Criminally Negligent Manslaughter to Second Degree Murder. Without Death the charge would probably be Reckless Endangerment or Aggravated Assault, and possibly Attempted Murder.

Q: Dad died, no will. Stepmom now in nursing home. What can child do to get their 1/3 share before house is taken in TN?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
From the very brief information supplied by this question, perhaps the daughter should file a "partition action." This is a specific type of lawsuit which in general, is used to clear up any title issues and force a sale ( auction) of the property. Consult an experienced real estate lawyer for advice on your specific situation asap.

Q: i borrowed 1500.00 and paid 600.00 back. i missed a few payments and they took collateral. and are now suing me for

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Your issue is not criminal in nature. The Lender is probably suing you in General Sessions upon a Sworn Account. You must read whatever Financing Agreement you made with them, and you might offer the surrender of the Collateral to them. But that usually only accounts for part of the Debt, and they can elect to sue for money owed only. Whoever swore out the Debt could be forced to come to Court to testify about their personal knowledge, or you could make it easy on them by settling on a...

Q: If an inmate escapes and receives 6 mths added to sentence can the jail also refuse to give good days and reclassify ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
No that was the Sheriff attempting to unofficially give his Prisoner a break. The Prisoner is bound by the disposition on the Warrant or the Judgment of Conviction. And the new Sentence will be consecutive to it.

Q: where can I find TN common law rights on tranfer of reserved name or assumed name

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
Your question is unclear- there will be no "common law" on these issues. Any issues concerning a corporation's assumed name or reserved name are governed by the state statutes regarding corporations, and also perhaps the rules of the Secretary of States' office.

Q: My dad gave a false report, police came with a search warrant for a person who was in our home without his knowledge

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
Marcus Lipham's answer
What county are you in? Did your father give them permission to search the house? Sorry, but like a lot of similar situations, they require a lot of details in order to give a fair answer. The crime of “False Reports” in general is a specific intent crime, being that your father had to know he was providing false information. That can be more difficult to prove than it sounds. Personally, I would for a stronger angle of defending the case and use your father’s intent or lack there of as a...

Q: I'm trying to find out who is the lawyer for my brother that just got to Blount county. And what are the charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Yes,. No. Yes. That's right. No.

You provide no information to make any assessment.

Contact the clerk, the jail, your brother, hire an attorney for him

Q: What do I do about a( sheriff dupty) and a 911 worker posting false accusations about me on Facebook

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Violation of privacy, slander---get screen captures of the postings, go see a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice who handles those cases--they give free consults

Q: Break lease in TN,nieghbor said shes infested w/ bedbugs i told manager, he won't do anything. Recored conversation

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
This is the second time you posted this similar question

It is not civil rights. It is Landlord-Tenant question

Q: Landlord knows about bedbug infestation won't treat whole building can i break lease in TN i recoderd landlord

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
This is not civil rights. It is Landlord-Tenant

Q: I was assaulted by a police officer on duty was not arrested he busted in my house without warrant and denied me medical

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer
I don't think that there is really a way to provide a truly accurate answer based on these facts alone. I believe that you should consult with local counsel who will know more about the situation.

Q: I went to human resources about an incident over another employee harrassing and intimadating me, in general scaring me.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer
The employer can't terminate you for simply reporting harassment, if the facts are as above-stated. The question is why did they decide to terminate you upon investigation? There may be a reason, and there may not be a reason. There is no way to know just based on this statement. I would suggest consulting with a local employment discrimination attorney.

Q: Can police officer search my glove box after I tell them specifically no you cannot? He said that with or without a

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer
Yes. If the Officer has reason for a search than he/she can do so. Your defense in criminal court is that the Officer did not have reason for the search. It is not altogether different that a person got a DUI after being pulled over. The question is did the Officer have reason to pull you over?

Q: If you feel your constitutional rights have been violated by US Marshall how to put the complaint to internal affairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Before you do anything, consult with your lawyer. Remember anything you say (or write) can be used against you

Q: What to do if a true copy of indictment was never signed two of your cases was dropped. Can you still be locked up.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You have an attorney

Why have you not asked your attorney?

Without ALL the facts and other information it would be impossible to advise properly.

It would like going to a doctor solely with the urine test results and then asking how one's health is.

I guess if 2 cases were dropped, you should continue to fight the others

Q: Is gathering information about a homeowner from the owners neighbors to sell them products an invasion of privacy?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer
I am not aware of any prohibition on this. If your neighbors know, then it is not private anyway. Not much that is truly private anymore.

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