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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: My 15 year has a v.o.p in TN with his p.o. he got arrested in Al for 2 their of property in the 1 St degree. They are in

In a junior. Detention center. His father and I live in TN how do I get him back in tn

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 19, 2019

He might have to finish his case in Alabama and then handle his TN case.

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Q: My little brother doing 15@100% for an agg rape.how long do he have to serve for his release?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 16, 2019

Apparently there is no Parole Eligibility Date. Read the Judgment of Conviction to make sure. So 15 years has to be served. But I would have thought he might get 15% off for good behavior with that conviction. I may be mistaken but the Judgment must be examined.

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Q: My son is in jail for aggravated assault domestic. He has had untreated mental issues for 10 years or more.

He needs impatient care. Should we wait until court appts attorney and talk to his attorney about inpatient care or get poa and have him committed to inpatient treatment if we bond him out. We want to help him but We don’t know the proper order to do this. His preliminary court date is July... Read more »

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 14, 2019

Wait to talk to his attorney as even if he is bonded out and you commit him and he misses his court date there will be a warrant for his arrest. An attorney can get an agreement with the state to avoid this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on

Q: Time served was not applied. Is there a petition to file to ask court to deduct that time?

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 14, 2019

Ask your attorney to file an agreed order to add time credits.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Does my probation officer in Knoxville have the ability to tell me I can live as far as which city

I was sentenced in Knoxville but I live in the Cleveland TN area. My probation officer is telling me I have to move back to knox county.

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 14, 2019

It depends on the terms of your probation, what offense you are on probation for but I would contact the attorney you had on your case and consult with them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on

Q: if i was sentenced 2 years and the judge gave me over 1000 days credit on that 2 years and i sat in jail for 5 months

i was incarcerated january sentence march got out the end of may with all that credit missed my child’s birth

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 13, 2019

Your question does not make sense. If you had more credit than the time sentenced, why would you not have been on probation?

I don't think there is a lot you can do about it now, though. I would talk to a local criminal defense attorney.

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Q: My husband sentence began 7-16-2018 And it ends 5-13-2022 He was eligible for parole in Feb 2019 what does all that mean

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 13, 2019

More than likely your Husband spent some time in jail prior to being convicted. It is probably a 6 year Sentence as a Range I Offender which means he must serve 30% of the Sentence before he is eligible for Parole.

Tennessee Department of Corrections will probably have a Parole Hearing...
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Q: what happens if i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court

i paid my bail for both selling beer to a minor and misdemeanor of a firearm, but i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court. what will happen to me.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2019

You have a Constitutional right to a lawyer. Just tell the Judge that you need to get a lawyer or have one appointed for you.

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Q: Our son Who is a felon needs to stay at our house until he can get an apartment. Can guns be locked in a safe?

Can guns be in a locked safe in another bldg on our property?

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 7, 2019

The safest answer to this question is there should be no guns in the house at all even if in a safe.

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Q: If I am a pedestrian am I required to show ID if asked for it and what code describes it

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 7, 2019

You could be required to show ID but it just depends on the circumstances surrounding the encounter.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: I told a cop that i was my brother when stopped for traffic violation. Also violated probation agreement. Would these

actions warrant me to have to go in front of grand jury as a felon for criminal impersonation?f

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 7, 2019

So a grand jury and a trial by jury are different. I would suggest talking to a local criminal attorney to dive deeper into your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Tennessee on

Q: If a person on probation violates the condition of the probation do the time they spent in the halfway house count

Towards time served?

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2019

It should count. Just check with the jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on

Q: I'm not sure who to go to. The Chief of Police made me out to be a liar on Facebook. I wasn't lying and he knows it.

I was falsely arrested and taken to the Soddy Daisy Police Department. I wasn't charged with any crime, although they did try to charge me with obstruction of justice for pleading the 5th Amendment.

I posted a comment about being Falsely Arrested on the Soddy Daisy Police Department... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 3, 2019

I recommend you find an experienced attorney in the area of Constitutional rights and defamation law and consult with that attorney about what potential claims you may have here.

There are many ways to find an attorney, you could ask family or friends for recommendations, search on Justia,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: IS THERE A STATUE OF LIMITATIONS ON A FOOD STAMP FRAUD CHARGE

I WAS CHARGED IN 2000

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 3, 2019

Well if you were charged in 2000 then there is no need to be considered with statute of limitations but if you fled from the charge there could be a warrant still out for you. Consult with a local criminal attorney more about your case if that is what has happened.

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Q: Can they charge me with evading arrest if they never got behind me or seen me personally driving

Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 3, 2019

Well with that short explanation no but usually there is more to the story then just that.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: My husband was sentenced to a year at 30 percent on March 1 2019 and on the Tn foil website said sent end was July 1st b

But he still hasn't got out whats going on

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 2, 2019

Your question is difficult to understand. You may want to schedule an appointment with a local criminal defense attorney, so that he or she can ask you the appropriate questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Can I request an more in depth investigation be done on my father suspicious suicide?

His death was ruled a suicide immediately, however, there are a lot of factors that do not add up. Murder was thrown around a lot by family members and friends, but nothing was fully invested. The process moved very quickly and he was buried before anything more than a basic autopsy was conducted.... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 1, 2019

You may absolutely request more investigation be done. Your best way to go about doing this is likely to contact the local police supervisors of the county where your Father died or speak with the DA of that County. As your Father has already been buried, it is likely that the local authorities... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Tennessee on

Q: Is a gun gesture with no accompanying mitigating gestures considered a threat if it happens in the workplace?

I sent a complaint to my manager. He talked me out of going to HR with the complaint. I over heard some people involved in my complaint make comments that suggested my complaint was leaked to them. On the day of, I heard him talk about being worried about being fired and after lunch he tapped my... Read more »

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2019

That appears to be a very fact-based question that may need some more development by witnesses that were around, if any, and/or the strength of your own testimony.

If you knew that there was truly no gun and that the guy was just simply harassing you, it may not rise to the level of a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Do you know of a lawyer who will work for free to represent an incarcerated individual who is being treated unfairly.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 27, 2019

You may want to contact Legal Aid of East Tennessee or petition for a public defender or appointed attorney.

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