David Henry Veile’s Answers

David Henry Veile

Franklin Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can my criminal charges be dropped?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. David Craig Lee
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Kimberly G Turner
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to speak with a reputable criminal defense attorney IMMEDIATELY. Do not wait. And do not answer any questions or disclose any information about this or any other criminal case to anyone other than your lawyer, as it can be used against you in court.

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  2. If I had a charge retired can I get a diversion for a different type of offense

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. Grover Christopher Collins
    3. David Louis Raybin
    3 lawyer answers

    If the charge was previously retired and the period of retirement has expired, then no. (You may need to see about getting the case dismissed.) If you are still within the retirement period,the charge will still show as pending on the TBI diversion eligibility sheet. Diversion is discretionary with the DA and judge, so a pending charge may cause then concern. But a retirement itself should not disqualify you from getting diversion, especially if the retirement period is over. I suggest you...

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  3. Should I use a public defender for a public intoxication charge.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael Ryan Working
    2. Bryan Paul Stephenson
    3. David Henry Veile
    4. Ruchee Janardan Patel
    5. Tawanda Marie Williams
    5 lawyer answers

    If you question is "do I need an attorney," the answer is YES. You should have an attorney to assist in representation. If you are financially unable to retain an attorney and are declared indigent by the court, then you should certainly avail yourself of the public defender. If you have the ability to retain a private attorney, then you are not entitled to a public defender, and you should retain your own lawyer. But regardless of your financial ability, you should always be represented...

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  4. In Tennessee if found guilty of first dui, is there mandatory jail time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    3. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are convicted of dui in Tennessee, there is a minimum sentence of at least 48 hours in jail, a $350 fine, loss of driver license for one year, 24 hours picking up trash on the side of the road, and a year on probation. Multiple convictions greatly increase the minimum punishment. If you have been charged with dui, I strongly suggest that you contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately.

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  5. I have a misdemeanor citationif i go are they taking me to jail? are they going to put me in probation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. Eric M. Larsen
    3. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    4. Bernard Francis McEvoy
    4 lawyer answers

    A misdemeanor citation is an arrest - the only difference is that instead of taking you to jail and making you post bond that night, you are given a time to come "turn yourself in" to be booked (fingerprinted, mugshot, etc.). I am a former metro Nashville police sergeant and appear often in this citation docket defending the accused. In Nashville, the defendant is usually given a time period within which he/she must appear at the citation processing area on the first floor of the Adolpho...

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  6. Hi I am suppose to hire a laywer for criminal court but I have no job and no money but the judge said I hire someone

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. William Joseph Bell
    3. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    4. Robert C. Brooks
    4 lawyer answers

    If you claim to be indigent, the court must hold a hearing to determine whether or not you qualify for appointed counsel. The financial ability of a family member who posted a bond is irrelevant to whether or not you personally have the ability to hire a lawyer. You should contact the office of the public defender in the county where you are charged immediately. (Legal Aid does not assist with criminal defense matters.)

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  7. How much time does a misdemeanor burglary carry 1st time offense

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. Michael Ryan Working
    3. James Robin McKinney Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no such thing as misdemeanor burglary. Burglary of a habitation is a class c felony, with a sentence range of 3 to 6 years if there are no prior felony convictions. Burglary of a non - habitation is a class d felony, with a sentence range of 2 to 4 years (if no prior felonies). Burglary of an automobile is a class e felony, with a sentence range of 1 to 2 years (if no prior felonies). Possession of burglary tools is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months 29 days in jail....

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  8. My daughter is 18 and decided to steal $10 worth of merchandise from Walmart in TN. What will happen in court?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. David Lynn Robbins
    3. Thomas Travis Overton
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Ben Hyder Houston II
    5 lawyer answers

    While this seems like a relatively minor offense, it can result in a conviction of a crime of dishonesty if not handled properly. In Tennessee, all thefts are classified according to the value of the property involved. The lowest grade of theft involves value up to $500, whichis a class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 11 months and 29 days in jail and a $2500 fine. If handled properly, it may be possible to keep a permanent conviction off her record. As for the specific booking/...

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  9. How much would it cost to hire a lawyer to appear in court for me for a possession of marijuana schedule 4 misdemeanor in TN

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Grover Christopher Collins
    2. David Henry Veile
    3. Eric M. Larsen
    4. Bernard Francis McEvoy
    5. James Donald Garrett
    5 lawyer answers

    I saw that you referred to your state misdemeanor criminal citation as a "ticket." While it is a state citation, make no mistake - it is a criminal arrest, and can result in jail time and a permanent criminal drug conviction on your record. Misdemeanor possession of schedule IV (marijuana) is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a fine between $250 and $2500, if it is a first offense. Importantly, if you fail to appear in court as ordered by the...

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  10. What is the general course of action by the judge for a Class C Misdemeanor in Davidson Co. Nashville, TN?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Henry Veile
    2. Jason Wade Barnette
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you were charged with Possession of a Legend Drug without a prescription. Your citation probably gives you a range of time to report to the first floor of the Adolpho Burch Building, where you will be fingerprinted, photographed, and will then have your first court appearance. Given your lack of criminal history, there are several options that may be available to keep a permanent conviction off of your record. I have handled numerous citations like this in these Davidson...

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