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  • Hi, I got a call today supposedly from a sergeant investigating a case. The person had my name and cell (unpublished).

    They want me to come downtown to answer questions tomorrow (a Saturday). They said my name came up in a sex offender case. How do I know if this is legit, and do I need a lawyer? I hardly know anyone here, am guilty of no crime and to my knowledge...

    Eric’s Answer

    DO NOT answer any questions without consulting with a lawyer first.

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  • Former employer is calling me a thief over $500 but under $1000. My criminal record is clear of said charges!

    A Walmart in Newport TN has been telling my employers that I stole $500 or more of either merchandise or money from them and was fired because of it. It is a complete and all out lie. I can't work for or be a member of a Walmart or Walmart affili...

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    Have you been charged with a crime or is an employee/manager just spreading rumors? If you are charged with a crime, you should consult with a criminal lawyer right away. If not, you may have a civil claim for defamation.

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  • Can you work around guns if you are a felon or have a domestic assault conviction?

    If an individual were convicted of a felony or domestic assault, would it be illegal for him/her to work in an establishment that allowed employees to carry handguns, if issued a handgun carry permit by the state?

    Eric’s Answer

    Not necessarily but I'd be careful not to be in a position where it seems you are "in possession". Imagine driving someone's car to run an errand and being pulled over only to discover a handgun under the seat or in the center console.

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  • If iam ordered to turn myself in to do 30 days in jail, and I don't do so, what r the consequences? More jail time? A bond?

    I pleaded guilty for simple possession. A misdemeanor. And agreed to do 30 days in jail. Iam not on probation or parole.

    Eric’s Answer

    Failure to Appear under those circumstances would be a class E felony. A warrant for your arrest will be issued and the cops will come looking for you. You agreed to do the time so get it over with. If you have circumstances that require some sort of delay, I would suggest you find an attorney who can perhaps file a motion or discuss the matter with the DA.

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  • Need advise on how to get this matter fixed

    my boyfriend was on state and probation and violated. his PD informed him that if he signed a waiver to trial that he would do 8 months in states custody which would flatten his state time.. Then he had federal time to complete.. He did so and ...

    Eric’s Answer

    You'll need to have a lawyer look at his court paperwork for an answer to your question.

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  • Hi I just got a citation for underage drinking and I am 18. I was just wondering if I will get drug tested at my court date??

    And do you know what kind of punishment I will face??

    Eric’s Answer

    It's possible. Some of the DA's in Williamson County will offer settlements contingent on passing a drug test. This often occurs when a defendant is applying for Diversion.

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  • Can I contact a public defender if I have a warrant out for my arrest? I don't have money to hire one before I turn myself in.

    My ex girl friend and I got into a heated argument. Things progressed and I ended up putting my hands on her. She called police after I left. The detective issued a warrant on his behalf because of our history me and my ex. I want to turn myself i...

    Eric’s Answer

    No. The only way for the PD to represent you is for the judge to determine that you are indigent and then the PD will be appointed. Ask for an attorney right away and don't make any statements about your case until you have consulted with them.

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  • My 16yo has to go to juvenile court. Do I need a lawyer?

    He drove two girls home past curfew. He was out without permission, was supposed to be in for the night at a sleepover. Just got his license. Was also cited for shoplifting last summer and completed a program through police youth services. ...

    Eric’s Answer

    I would recommend a lawyer anytime you're summons to court. While his offenses appear relatively minor, having a lawyer knowledgeable with the juvenile system will help to ensure that wise decisions are being made.

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  • My son is in jail in Davidson co. He is in mental court and sentence to rehab but was on probation

    But he is on prbation in another county and they are voliateing him because new charges but since he has already been sentence to rehab will the voliatuon have to wait until he is finished with rehab or will they put a hold and take him to other c...

    Eric’s Answer

    They will put a hold on him but perhaps an agreement can be reached with the county that is violating him to allow him to complete treatment as part of his probation violation. You should really retain counsel because these multi jurisdictional situations can be complicated to deal with.

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  • When there is a murder investigation..

    And a person is charged and taken to trial for the murder, if that person is found not guilty does the investigation into others begin again or is there no point?

    Eric’s Answer

    Depends on the case. A not guilty verdict might mean that the police had the right guy but screwed the case up. Look at OJ Simpson.

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