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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: My daughter’s father and I have an established parenting plan. He comes and goes as he pleases and also does not pay

His child support. He also doesn’t have a place to live or a car. He was arrested for a felony drug charge recently. Is that enough to file a request to stop visits or ask for supervised visits?

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jul 15, 2019

Those are certainly reasons to be concerned, but since your question doesn't mention the age of the child ( and lots of other factors the Judge has to consider) no lawyer can provide a guaranteed result. Will cutting off the child's relationship with her father truly benefit the child? If the... Read more »

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

Q: How do these laws apply to out of state law enforcement.

Regarding carry in national parks and places (eg restaurants ) that display no carry signs

Cayley Turrin answered on Jun 19, 2019

Best rule of thumb don’t carry if you don’t know the rules.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I live in Tennessee. I have been married 40 years. Can my husband name someone else as beneficiary on insurance policies

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 5, 2019

On any Insurance Policy where he is paying premiums and is the listed insured, he can designate any beneficiaries he wants.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: Do I need to file a police report on someone who intentionally filed a false report on me?

My exs girlfriend filed a false report on me saying I was beating on her door and threatening to burn her house down. And my ex filed a report on my husband saying he tried running him over and was threatening him etc. Well the cop investigated and got my husband's alibi from his boss because he... Read more »

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Apr 25, 2019

You should solicit the advice of a local criminal attorney and he/she will tell you the appropriate action to take.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I am confused on excessive force and unlawful search and seizure how does it constitute response to resistance only?

I have filed a civil lawsuit i was denied medical denied supervisors unlawfully detained and unconstitutionally detained after following order of a officer. My arms bleeding and several request for supervisors and medical treatment after officers told me go in my home then busted into my home... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 15, 2019

You may have a Government Tort Liability Action against the City/County and the Law Enforcement Agency. Contact a competent attorney to file suit, which is not a Jury Trial. However you may not have enough damages nor evidence. You have less than 1 year to build your Case and find an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: If an informant for tbi comes and i go get somethibg for thembut its no hand in hand transactionbut she is wearing a wir

What can they charge . E with the next time i pulled up her shirt and seen the wire

Cayley Turrin answered on Mar 2, 2019

I would consult in person with a local criminal attorney immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I have a conspiracy charge that put me on County Probation of 11months 29 days in Janurary of 2018 due to the court

The court pulled a Diversion. I violated my 11/29 in September. I was served a shopeni to court that was filed December 22nd to be at court at 9am February 14th. No previous record no new charges no failed drug test missed a few appointments and they violated me. Oringinal time they was trying to... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 7, 2019

You have made a serious mistake. The Court tried to not destroy your life with some type of Diversion, but you violated it. It is very possible a large amount of the 11/29 Sentence you pled to will now be ordered served, anywhere from 30 to 90 days at least. Contact your attorney and tell him... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: if I'm arrested and not read my miranda rights can the court still convict me?

also I was sent a certificate of analysis with a waiver of section 19.2-187. at the bottom it said I waive my right to a 28 day notice. a 28 day notice of what? I'm in Virginia

Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 1, 2019

Yes if they have sufficient Evidence to present to the Court outside of what you verbally told the Officers. The Miranda Case only concerns Testimonial Evidence you give against yourself, not any other Evidence.

I have no idea what the Waiver is that you are talking about. That is not a...
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Q: Can a person on probation who is court ordered to a sober living house be charged with escape if he is asked to leave?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 14, 2019

It is doubtful you will be criminally charged for escape. But violation of your Probation or Supervised Release is very likely. I suggest you contact your Probation Officer immediately, because he will probably violate you anyway and you might as well explain it now. Your Lawyer might even... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: What about if someone has a dui and 2 vehicular assault charges all at once

Cayley Turrin answered on Dec 9, 2018

Those are very serious charges. If they do not have an attorney then they will need to hire one immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: Is it legal for a felon in the state of tn to own and hunt with a air rifle?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Dec 5, 2018

Yes, provided you comply with all other laws. The State AG has the opinion that Felons cannot own Muzzleloaders, but this is contrary to all Statutes and Caselaw. If someone was prosecuted for Possession of a Muzzleloader only (which is doubtful), The Courts would dismiss it if the defendant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on

Q: my wife was raped by her brother when she was 12 he was 18 she is now 26 can we do anything she just told me about it.

he raped her she was asleep xxxx and threatened her before

Cayley Turrin answered on Nov 28, 2018

Yes. Go to the police department.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: Can I be charged with possession and concealed carry? If neither were within reach.

I am a convicted felon. The drugs were in hotel room. Gun was in the car. I was standing next to the car at the time of the arrest. The car is not mine.

Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 13, 2018

You will want to file a Motion To Suppress as you could not give permission to search car. Hopefully you did not have the keys to the car or the room. The Government can argue constructive possession, but hopefully your prints were not on weapon nor ammo. Also hopefully there are no witnesses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on

Q: My b/f turned18 this year, I’m16. We been dating for about a year. Our parents allow us. Can he get in trouble

he is scared that because he just turned 18 that he will get in trouble. Both of our parents consent to us dating.He is concerned that because we have had sex in the past he will go to jail. Can we get in trouble if there is 2 years between our birthdays,our parents know, I’m not mentally... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 1, 2018

Yes he can be prosecuted. Somebody will get jealous or mad, and will then turn him in. You will be pressured by the authorities.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: My husband hit a big dip in the street lost control on a rainy wet day.He is being charged with reckless driving and

Aggravated assault.my husband is hospitalized until farther notice.he has broken his hip leg back and neck.why is a he being charge for that after a simple loosing control on a wet day?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 1, 2018

You would need to review the charges and the warrant.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I was convicted of a bank robbery in 2005, I would like to know is there anyway to get my gun rights back even though

My crime was federal.

Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 23, 2018

The normal answer is no. There is an ATF Regulation that sometimes grants ownership of a specific firearm, but it is almost never granted, and never upon a violent firearm criminal conviction. A competent NRA lawyer can advise you of your weapon options.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on

Q: Research for mock trial: is there any law stating one cannot park a vehicle on the side of a highway if it can move?

In my case, the defendant hit a motorbike supposedly parked on the side of a highway or going very slowly in the middle of the highway based on various sources. Is there a law stating that the motorcyclist should not of been parked there in the first place?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 24, 2018

Isn't this a violation of the Honor Code? Aren't you supposed to do your own research?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I was charged with aggrevated assualt and I took the reckless endangerment plea and the told me about a certificate

To drop my felonie offense to a misdamenor what is the certificate called?

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2018

You need to consult with an attorney to make your point better

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I have a charge possession of stolen property with a firearm... what do I do

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 19, 2018

Retain a lawyer

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: I am charged with manufacture, delivery, resale of methamphetamine for 3.5 grams belonging to anther co defendant. How?

How am I responsible for his scales when he said the meth and scale were his? And how is it manufacture deliver resale when it's only 3.5 g in a single bag with no intention of selling and no proof of deliver or manufacture?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 16, 2018

Rarely do cops charge Simple Possession. They and the DA's want Felony Charges. Either they think you are in business with the Co-Defendant or you were in constructive possession of all incriminating items. Hire a competent attorney now, and prepare for a good Preliminary Hearing.

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