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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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  • I was charged with a misdemeanor in the state of Tennessee for $8 worth of goods. I want to know if it can go to an infraction.

    I don't have a record

    Eric’s Answer

    No but with no record you should be eligible for Diversion. That would allow for the charge to be dismissed at the conclusion of a probationary period.

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  • I have been charged with a DUI, in Tennessee and I was not operating the vehicle, nor were the keys in the ignition.

    I was sleeping, and was woken by the arresting officer. I did not take a breathilizer because I was not operating the vehicle when arrested, not was I pulled over with the vehicle motion. I was forced to give blood a blood sample. That is the mo...

    Eric’s Answer

    The State's theory is that you were in physical control of the vehicle and you can be convicted of DUI without actually driving. You're right. You need a good lawyer to attack this case.

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  • My boyfriend has been in jail for seven months awaiting indictment. He was indicted today on agg. Burg theft of prop. Any advice

    Property was bought have proof

    Eric’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer. I bet the state has another side of the story.

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  • I was arrested last night in TN on "suspicion of DUI" I blew a .06 and was taken to jail. How will my case hold up in court?

    The officer pulled me over gave me a field sobriety test then proceeded to take me to the police department where I took the breath test and passed it with a .06 he then explained to me that "On the assumption of when he detained me I was over the...

    Eric’s Answer

    Need more facts but .06 is below the legal limit. Hire a lawyer.

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  • How deep am I in trouble with juvenile shoplifting?

    So my brother, cousin, and I (All under 18)went to Walmart around 11:30 PM and stole about $534 worth of items. We were stupid and I know we knew better and we went past out curfew. We were caught and escorted to juvenile service place where we sl...

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    Theft $500-$1000 is a class E felony. With no record, you will be eligible for Diversion. This will allow you to expunge your record after completion of a probationary period. Hire a lawyer because Diversion is not a guarantee. If you can't afford a lawyer, ask the Judge at your first court appearance for an appointed lawyer.

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  • Does the Williamson County Courthouse hair drug test?

    So I got arrested for marijuana possession in December but my court date didn't get scheduled until the end of March so I started smoking again for about a month and quit again about two weeks ago. I will be able to pass a urine test but I am not ...

    Eric’s Answer

    No hair tests but let me caution you, the drug tests used are extremely sensitive. I've had multiple clients who were certain the were clean actually test positive. Be careful.

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