My husband has been convicted of domestic violence and is serving 11 months and 29 days after failing to comply with an agreement he made with the court. The charges had been set in abeyance awaiting completion of the agreement. He chose not to complete the agreement. The judge has now sentenced... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2023
If the Judge ordered a Sentence then there was a Conviction, and it was a Misdemeanor at General Sessions Court which was not bound over. Apparently he has one or more charges that were initiated by an Arrest Warrant at Sessions which were not disposed of, that is no conviction nor dismissal. DA... Read more »
I took it to ups access point last Thursday evening and yesterday tracking still hadn't updated so I sent my husband to the UPS store and she told him that the tracking number didn't look right it needed more numbers ok so I called them and they hung up on me and I called them back the... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2023
That may be either a conversion, breach of contract or bailment action, possibly others. You will need a TN attorney if the delivery of the parcel was in a TN County. Probably a Circuit Court action. Be prepared to give alot more details than what you have posted, which is nowhere near... Read more »
Ignored my multiple requests, doesn’t that violate my rights?
answered on Jun 3, 2023
Police only have to read you your rights (Miranda rights) if they intend on questioning you after your arrest. Once you are detained, the officers should mirandize you and only get a statement from you after you've waived your rights to an attorney and against self-incrimination. Anything you... Read more »
Can I be an officer/manger on my board if I have felon from another state? I had an over payment for unemployment of 11,033.38 (including a $5,000 fine) ALL of which I REPAID in full. the nonprofit that I am starting is a community building project teaching beginning farmers from low income and... Read more »
answered on May 23, 2023
I am not aware of any disability from running a TN non-profit entity. If you already formed it, then apparently the TN Secretary of State has no problem. Since it is from another State, noone here may know about it at this time, and who would want to remove you anyway? You might look into... Read more »
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... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2023
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... Read more »
Friend was deported in 2016 and was on probation in TN for criminal history. She has returned to the US as a refugee from the war, and is 8 months pregnant.
How can we get capius removed and probation reinstated, and extend her stay and attempt to gain permanent status?
answered on Apr 23, 2023
If your friend was deported in 2016 and has a capias for probation, it is important for her to address this issue as soon as possible. Here are some steps she can take to try and resolve the issue:
Contact an attorney: It may be helpful to consult with an attorney who specializes in... Read more »
How is this possible and how do I fight this?
answered on Apr 19, 2023
You can hire an attorney to look into it. But usually you cannot find out anything until the AW (or Indictment) is executed on the body, as in an arrest. Sometimes a turnin at Court off the Docket is made with an immediate request for a low Bond being made. If you are not in TN, that is... Read more »
They added it after I bonded out of jail.
answered on Apr 12, 2023
That was probably at General Sessions Court initially. LEO swearing out AWs can easily ask Judge to amend it or issue more AWs. It becomes a more formal process when Grand Jury Indictments are returned. Any defenses need to be brought up at the Preliminary Hearing on the Warrants.
answered on Apr 11, 2023
How do you know an Arrest Warrant has been issued? It may take awhile for LEOs to execute it. Try to stay out of trouble, especially traffic stops. Do not talk about it. Might be time for a new phone number. Have money available for bail and pick out a lawyer to represent you for... Read more »
answered on Apr 6, 2023
DA's have absolute discretion to prosecute or not. They are immune from liability. Their only restrictions are the law, Court Rules, procedural rules and attorney ethics. Exculpatory Evidence must be produced when requested. Their promises are not enforceable contracts, and they can... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2023
How did someone get your Title? Apparently they convinced LEO's they owned the car, and may have filed an Action To Recover Property, where you should have been served.
But Forgery is usually a Felony, so you may be able to get law enforcement involved. If no Forgery of your name,... Read more »
She thinks our back yard is her property, she has mental issues, our back yards are separated by about 50ft of woods. Currently in criminal court because she hit my brother and he was a minor and civil court were the judge keeps rescheduling because she’s never able to prove the land is hers... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2023
If LEO's do not believe criminal trespass and vandalism is occurring, then you have a civil matter. Hire a competent attorney that litigates real property. Search both titles, then file suit in Chancery for a Boundary Dispute. Service may be a problem with that woman, if she is the... Read more »
can they get a warrant out on someone without facts after threatening other parties. making accusations
answered on Mar 27, 2023
Unfortunately he said/she said occurs in far too many criminal cases but the allegations of one individual is enough for the police to get a warrant for your arrest if it is enough evidence to support probable cause of the offense. If the individual is making threats to you and/or other individuals... Read more »
Both parents have passed but the poa was submitted to gain access to bank, social security and life insurance plus submitted to court. I want to know as the oldest child and now executor what I can do to have them accountable for their actions?
answered on Mar 19, 2023
If you have evidence that your siblings have submitted a falsified Power of Attorney (POA) to gain access to your parents' assets, you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in estate law to discuss your legal options.
One potential course of action may be to challenge... Read more »
They presented it to the bank, social security what legal actions can I do to charge them if any accountability on their part for doing this? I am the oldest as well as the executor of the estate
answered on Mar 18, 2023
You can file a petition to nullify the POA due to your mother’s lack of capacity, which you can prove with medical records and doctor testimony.
After the POA is nullified, you can file a petition for the appointment of a conservator for her. The conservator will be required to account... Read more »
I told him yes an he let me drive off an continue driving until he pulled me over Feb 6 an charged me with driving on revoked again. I'm currently pulling my jail sentence for the Feb 6 revocation. They came today an said I have court for the driving on revoked from Jan because I was unable to... Read more »
answered on Mar 11, 2023
It is not legal for law enforcement to coerce or threaten someone to provide information or act as an informant in exchange for leniency in their own criminal case. This is a violation of the individual's rights and can lead to further legal consequences for the officer.
If you were... Read more »
I reside in Tennessee. I am on the sex offender registry and have no prior criminal convictions, yet on the page with my information it claims I was convicted of vehicular homicide, before I was ever born. Can i use this information as a lawsuit, or affect my registration in any way, or am I only... Read more »
answered on Feb 17, 2023
A vehicular homicide charge would not affect sex offender registry but I would call TBI to let them know about the mistake.
Recently I was booted by my school, then told if I didn't sign an agreement to pay their parking fees they would keep the boot on my car. I'd like to challenge that staff member and campus officer to mutual combat via fisticuffs (with the nessicary PPE provided by myself).
answered on Mar 2, 2023
No, it is illegal to engage in mutual combat in Tennessee, even if both parties consent to it. Mutual combat is considered a form of assault and is prohibited by law. Engaging in mutual combat can result in criminal charges and other legal consequences. Additionally, attempting to challenge a... Read more »
Using family members & friends, sending them to place illegal drugs, attempt to buy illegal drugs.
answered on Feb 6, 2023
Your question is extremely broad and could not be addressed here. Very few Entrapment Defenses are actually noticed to the Court in TN. The last time I did this was in conjunction with asking for a medical exam (drug test) of the LEO. Family and friends are almost always the CI's.... Read more »
I was at someones house when police searched without a warrant, the person "Joe" then showed them drugs (meth)in a seperate garage and then broke into a locked safe when police asked him to where they found benzos. I was charged the same as *Joe~2 counts meth w intent and 2 counts... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2023
The FTA is the least of your problems. Apparently you have not reached a disposition of your case. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, which may include Motions to Suppress, etc. if you are Indicted. Not showing up for Court is never excused when you are the defendant. Obviously you... Read more »
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