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Q: If I move in with my 17 year old bf turning 18 in March and with his mom when I turn 18 would I get arrested

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 1, 2019

Possibly as you are committing Statutory Rape.

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Q: Can I move in with my 17 year old bf who is gonna be turning 18 next year in march and with his mom when I turn 18

His mom says she would take care of me

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 1, 2019

You should be able to legally. Once you turn 18, you are no longer a child under Tennessee law and may choose where you wish to live.

If you have a good relationship with your parents/guardians you should be careful in how you go about this to preserve that relationship if possible. Good...
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Q: can my mom report the car "stolen" if my name is also on the car insurance?

My mom and I got into a petty argument and she threaten to call the police and report the car stolen if I take it, but I need it to go to work.

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 25, 2019

If she is the Owner, and you take it without her permission, that is Theft of Property, or at least a Joy Ride. The Insurance is irrelevant to ownership.

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Q: Officers came to my boyfriend's house and asked me if there were any wanted felons in the home My boyfriend was on VOP

I told the officers no one but they had found him behind the home and said they would take an indictment out on me for falsifying info and harboring a fugitive Can they do that?

Bennett James Wills answered on Jun 24, 2019

Short answer is yes. They may charge you. However, that does not mean that you wouldn't have a successful defense. If you are charged with a crime, consult with a criminal defense attorney asap.

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Q: My father passed away on 4-29-2019 and was renting a home and was wondering about my rights as next of kin.

I'm not wanting to take anything away from anybody if they are owed it but also this situation is hard enough as it is and I kinda feel like I'm being taken advantage of as well. I had his possessions removed, house cleaned and even mowed the yard for them as well (they didnt ask at the time I was... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on May 13, 2019

As a Next Of Kin, you and the others can demand the return of the Security Deposit. If not paid over, then you can sue as the Next of Kin of the Decedent Tenant. You are not liable for his debts.

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Q: He was deemed mental defect to TN NCIS when he was committed. No court case. Now wants to get a gun, how to clear record

He was having what turned out to be panic attacks. He wants to carry gun for his job. Was turned down for permit due to mental defect label,

McFarland Hospital in Lebanon. He did not go to court to be labeled mental defect. He is years past the 3 yr waiting period. How do we go about... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 18, 2019

He must file an action where the District Attorney General defends the State's position. It will be difficult but if he does nothing (and within a short period from the NCIS Denial), this will haunt him for the rest of his life. He may not be prohibited from having a firearm but cannot pass the... Read more »

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Q: Is there any way that I can get a pro bono lawyer somewhere

Timur Akpinar answered on Apr 16, 2019

Contact the Tennessee Bar Association.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I have a citation for marijuana no badge I'd, no officer signature, wrong address. Can this be thrown out?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 5, 2019

You can make a Motion to Dismiss for the Citation not having certain statutory and due process requirements. However the Court can grant it and have you stand there while the Officer swears out a proper Arrest Warrant, which is then executed upon you. Hire a competent attorney to get some type of... Read more »

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Q: My parents passed while I was a minor.i discovered that they owned two homes .my brothers are renting the houses out .

Plus they cashed out my CD's my parents left me is there anything I can do or has it been to long .I just found this out when I went to check on my CD's. Can I make them share the rental properties with me?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 1, 2019

You need to hire a competent attorney to perform Title Searches on any potential Properties you might have a titled interest in. If you are an Heir-At-Law, then you can usually force a Partition Sale in Chancery. You should also check Probate in the appropriate County to see if there was an... Read more »

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Q: In the state of Tennessee can a police officer sit on the side of the road with his lights off

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 1, 2019

Yes as long as the cruiser is not crating a traffic hazard or parking in a prohibited area (which THP does often).

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Q: Im trying to see if there is a patent already in existence for a turn signal kit designed for atv's

Timur Akpinar answered on Jan 12, 2019

Your question remains open for 5 weeks; try reposting in the Patents (Intellectual Property) section. It would have a better chance of being picked up there.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: If I refuse to go to court on a civil warrant what can happen after that ?

Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 20, 2018

More than likely a Default Judgment for money will go down against you. The Judgment Creditor can then require you to go to Court to give sworn testimony where your money is, or go to jail for Contempt. Go to the Court Hearing.

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Q: I’m 17 if my friends went and beat someone up and I went to take them back to the place they beat him up do I get in

Trouble?

Marjorie A Bristol answered on Mar 8, 2018

That depends on why they were going back to the spot. If you were helping them conceal their crime or further the criminal actions, you could be an accessory after the fact.

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Q: How do I recover personal property loaned to my late brother that his surviving spouse refuses to return?

original paintings and electronic devices on loan to my deceased brother.

Can I submit a writ of detinue form at the clerk's office to

begin the service to her as defendant

and thereby schedule a court hearing?

Marjorie A Bristol answered on Mar 1, 2018

You can file a lawsuit, but I advise you to hire an attorney to help you.

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Q: I am legally married. But been separated for 3 years. I'm pregnant by another man.Do I have to put my husband's name dow

I'm legally married. BUT been separatedo for 3 years an now pregnant by another man do I have to put my husband's name on his birth certificate Or can I put the real father's in the state of Tennessee My husband dose not want his name on it because it's not his baby.

Bennett James Wills answered on Oct 17, 2016

The real father should sign the affidavit of parentage. It's a terrible idea for anyone to sign a birth certificate for a child they know is not theirs. That just makes things legally more difficult down the road. You can talk to the hospital about these issues and they'll inform you of your... Read more »

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Q: Can I do most of the talking in court even if I have a lawyer?

I feel like my lawyer doesn't want to win my case and the court case is less than 2 months away.

Megan R. House answered on Mar 22, 2016

If you have questions about your case, since you already have a lawyer, you should ask him/her.

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Q: are fraternal organizations exempt from smoking laws in TN

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 11, 2015

Your question requires research into at least reading the applicable statutes, and perhaps some case law. You can find the statutes on the internet most likely.

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Q: Is there a way to speak to a judge without a court date

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

Generally no, and not without the other side being present.

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Q: Where is there free and unfettered to Tennessee Laws and Case laws for the public?

Electronic base?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

Perhaps at a local law library. My county has two great law libraries, with the electronic databases available for free. I do not know if this is available in your state, but it probably is. If not, find a local law school and speak to the librarians there.

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Q: who were the defendants in United States v. Miller(1939)

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

You can do an internet search to get summaries of the case and find out.

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