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Q: How long does a Tennessee district attorney have to indict me with grand jury after i bonded out of jail

And my case was bound over

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 27, 2022

There are varying SOL's for initiation of criminal charges for different Felonies. Usually you will be indicted within one month or one year. Keep in contact with the Criminal Court each month to see if you are indicted and need to appear for Arraignment. And talk to your lawyer.

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Q: What does it mean when an investigator tells you the police report is being placed inactive on a domestic assault charge
Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 26, 2022

It most likely means that they are not pursuing the case.

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Q: Steals $300 worth of merchandise from Walmart it’s been 2 months was an associate they have me on camera stealing the

stuff what happens next it’s been over 2 months?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 24, 2022

The statute of limitations has not run yet so there is still a chance you can be charged.

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Q: Why doesn’t Walmart persecute shoplifters and if they don’t prosecute then what do they do?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 19, 2022

Walmart's agents frequent witnesses in Sessions Court. Usually permanent trespass prohibitions are also ordered. You have been misinformed.

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Q: Does the state have to issue a new subpoena for each new court date

Case has been reset five times only one subpoena issued is this legal?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 18, 2022

Depends on a variety of things but if it is requested it should be sent out each time.

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Q: My probation expiration date was today but PO said he had 10 days to file expiration order

What does expiration order mean? Am I off probation?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 18, 2022

I believe an expiration order from what he means is a letter saying you are off probation.

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Q: Is it not a conflict of interest that the judge and prosecutor of any given court are both employed by the same entity?

It is alleged that I, a United States citizen, have the right to a fair trial. How is it possible to have a fair trial when the judge and prosecutor work for the same entity? This is, by definition, a conflict of interest, correct? Due to the inability for the court to provide me a fair trial, how... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 18, 2022

It is not a conflict of interest. They are also not working for the same entity and both have different governing bodies.

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Q: In 2019 I was sentenced to 1yr probation or until my fines/fees was paid in full for an attempted forgery charge.

I went twice to my probation officer and never went back. I just recently paid off my fines and was informed that I had a 1st violation warrant and there's no bond. Do you think I will get released from probation or will I have to complete a year? I know I am probably going to have to do some... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 13, 2022

Hire a competent attorney. Turn yourself in at Court with him, having all costs paid in full. It is possible that the Probation might get extended. Be ready for a drug test. Do not make the PO mad again, and do not get in any more trouble.

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Q: Can you explain this law to me please
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 11, 2022

What law?... You may need to consult with an attorney, especially if you think it concerns you in a criminal manner.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My daughter's mom burned her social security card in a fire on purpose. Is that a federal offense? My daughter is 19

She admitted to it in child support court and the judge said it was a federal offense..

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

I would consult with a federal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: Can the law brake in your door on a arrest warrant and cut your home security cameras off and are they allowed to take

Take your phone out of your hand on a traffic stop and say we don't need anyone else here

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

Without knowing more I can not say if it is legal or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: Have someone threatening to post nude photos to my family and friends if I don’t get them a 500 dollar Amazon gift card?

What can I do?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

I would call the police and let them know.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: How much would i need to obtain a lawyer for 2 inditments the first one is for driving on revoke not yielding for a car

and felony envading and the other one is poss of cocaine drug paraphernalia and attempted tampering with evidence

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

You have two felonies for sure. You should hire an attorney for your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: If I don’t go to court will aggravated domestic assault be dropped? I’m the victim

I called the police to supervise while I got my stuff and left after a fight with my boyfriend. I failed to mention the part where I attacked him verbally and threw something at him. He choked me for a few seconds and there were scratch marks. I also had a black eye from his elbow. I said it had... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

Once charges have been pressed it is up to the district attorney. If you are subpoenaed you need to appear in court.

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Q: Is it a crime for my live in boyfriend to frequently turn my cameras to the wall or disable my internet connection
Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

Well if he is a live in boyfriend then he has permission. If you don't want him to live with you, you can rescind permission and kick him out.

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Q: My son got pulled over they said cause he crossed the line and when he pulled over the cop came up

Cop came up to my son's car and my son was going to record the cops for pulling him over and the cop Lean in the car window and took his phone is that league?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

An attorney would need more information. It sounds like he was stopped on suspicion of a dui. I would contact an attorney for him.

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Q: Can a person be guilty of promotion of methamphetamine if the conviction offense isn't methamphetamine related

My son was put on probation and a class D felony for promotion of methamphetamine.. But on the judgement sheet it asked is this conviction offense methamphetamine related, and it said no. So how can he be guilt of promotion

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 9, 2022

The Judgment may be in error and needs to be amended. But you may not understand exactly what the conviction is or the sentence. Son needs to talk to his lawyer.

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Q: Can the law brake your door open on a arrest warrant when no one home and turn your home security cameras off

The law had me indicted and when we was gone out of state on vacation they broke my door in and cut off my home security cameras. And can they take your phone out of your hand when they come up to your door and say we don't need anyone else here

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 9, 2022

The Capias can be executed on your person by forcibly entering your residence. It is not a Search

Warrant. When arresting you, they will usually remove every object on your person.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I'm in TN if I'm at a hotel an a police officer knocks on door an I open it can he just walk into my room without warran
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 9, 2022

He can if you allow him in. My recommendation is to ask what he wants, and then not say anything except you cannot come in without a Search Warrant. If he has an Arrest Warrant or Capias for you, then he will arrest you.

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