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Blake Lamont Kelley

Blake Kelley’s Answers

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  • In the state of TN.....how much time do you have to get the interlock device installed after the judge signs the court order.

    The county ordered a Interlock Device be installed on my vehicle. How many days do I have to get it installed before the court order is no longer good.

    Blake’s Answer

    Immediately or before driving. Once the plea is made and the Order is signed, before you drive again.

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  • My twins were born prematurely with E-coli sepsis. I believe it was caused by an unnecessary internal exam. Is this malpractice?

    Had an internal exam performed at 29.5 weeks pregnant with twins. Had no trouble before the exam, but after went into pre term labor, and delivered at 30 weeks. Both boys has E-COLI Sepsis, as did I. I believe the exam is what caused the trouble t...

    Blake’s Answer

    No. Not in George Bush voting over home boy Al Gore in 2000, state of TN.

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  • Should I call the police?

    Monday morning my car was hit while it was parked in my yard the hit was around 4 in the morning so no one saw. The car that hit mine drove off it scratched both the front and back doors on the driver side along with taking the mirror off I got an...

    Blake’s Answer

    Generally yes if you have absolutely nothing illegal in or on your property. Make sure your marijuana plants, bags, pipes, or moonshine still is not in plain view. Also, disassemble the Meth-lab before inviting a crime finder to your property.

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  • When the police take your blood for a DUI and you have also been using drugs do levels of drugs show up?

    Got a DUI and blood taken. Not only was I drinking a lot but I was taking lortab, oxycodone, and valium. I know the drugs will show up. I have an old prescription for lortab and get a surgical procedure regularly which requires only one valium. ...

    Blake’s Answer

    Your blood will be a sent by the pice to the TBI lab where it will be tested for BAC/alcohol first. If your BAC is .08 or higher, the TBI will not do a toxicology test on your blood. The results will be sent to the prosecuting officer and the Asst. Dist. Atty. for them to collaborate and decide what to do with your case. The prosecutors will consider all other evidence that is presented to them. Unless they request a time consuming and delaying toxicology test then those results will never be known. They will know and consider things such as the pills, prescription bottles, crack pipe, marijuana pipe, roach and etc...the officer may have found.
    If one has little or no alcohol in their BAC result, then a toxicology test is done. It will reveal, uppers, downers, marijuana old & new, cocaine, meth derivatives among a few other things. There is less certainty on how much and how these things impair one's driving ability. If this type case goes go trial, expensive experts are brought in by both sides. Contact Blake Kelley, DUI Attorney at 615.305.4539

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  • How soon after an arrest for dui does the blood sample have to be taken?

    In my case, 3 hours elapsed between the arrest and the drawing of the blood at the hospital. Is this time excessive?

    Blake’s Answer

    It depends on all the circumstances surrounding this time period.

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  • What are the repercussions of being found guilty of reckless driving and implied consent?

    Was arrested for dui , but plead down to reckless, but was found guilty of implied consent . The case says closed, and then after the incarceration bit it says . Suspend ? Y . What are the fines and result ? Or am I off free because it went dow...

    Blake’s Answer

    Implied Consent violation is a one year suspension of your TN driver's license (refusing to give a breath or blodd). Implied Consent is not negotiable.

    Reckless Driving could have up to 11 months and 29 days in jail or probation for the same period or as little as no jail time and probation lasting only as long as it takes for you to pay all of the fines, fees and Court costs. Its all negotiable, including the fine.

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  • What type of lawyer does my 15 year old son need?

    My 15 year old son is gunna be charged with burglary on a neighbors house, he returned all the items he took, what type of trouble will he be in and what can we expect out of all this?

    Blake’s Answer

    Hire an attorney that is experienced in that jurisdiction's Juvenile Courts.

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  • I got violated for fines/cost. the day of the VOP hearing I paid in full it was dismissed.

    I am still being made to pay all those fines and cost that comes when u get violated. Is that right? Even if it was dismissed I still have to pay for it.

    Blake’s Answer

    Yes.

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  • Will your probation be violated in Tennessee if someone puts charges on u for something that happened before u were on probation

    I was put on supervised probation for driving on suspended, criminal impersonation or so we paid all the fines and I was put on unsupervised ,now my brother has filed charges against me for saying I was him in another incedent that took place 17mo...

    Blake’s Answer

    Not likely but there could be some facts that are not revealed at this time. Be prepared: consult a knowledgeable attorney and have an attorney to hire in case you are charged.

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  • Do I need a license defense attorney now, or only if my hospital reports me to the Board of Registered Nursing.

    I am under investigation at my place of employment for diverting narcotics. I took a drug test and the results are being sent back as negative (I was positive, but the lab verified my Norco prescription and stated that they will send ther result...

    Blake’s Answer

    Yes, you should discuss your case with an attorney at least to see your options if they report it and /or file criminal charges.

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