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Edward Stephen Ryan

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  • My husband just rcvd his first DUI on July 4th and he was speeding and open container is it worth getting att. or use Public D?

    Speeding going 61 in 30 and open container. What is he looking at as far as charges and jail time? He doesn't have the money for an attorney.

    Edward’s Answer

    As stated a DUI has life long consequences and can effect everything from credit, to life and health insurance. Make sure you take to a qualified DUI attorney.

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  • Do I have to report a dui conviction forever on a job app? If the app. says for nontraffic misdemeanors- do i report the dui?

    I was 20 and it was in 2003 in williamson co.

    Edward’s Answer

    A DUI is a non traffic misdemeanor and would need to be reported. A DUI in TN will stay on your record for life. So if you answer negative it will show up on a background check.

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  • Friend currently on probation for Misdemeanor - arrested carrying a crack pipe. He just got picked up for Misdemeanor theft

    My friend is homeless and is currently on probation for misdemeanor (carrying a crack pipe. He just got picked up and the officer said he was being charged with Misdemeanor Theft. What happens with the revoke of probation and will that change his ...

    Edward’s Answer

    It will not elevate the probation charge to a felony. He could very well serve the remainder of his probation plus the jail time for the new charge. Sounds like he would qualify for a public defender he needs to contact them ASAP.

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  • Will I get jail or probation?

    Got caught stealing at Walmart today. First time ever! Police came and gave me a citation saying I need to go to court for an arraignment, fingerprint and picture. I have no criminal background. I'm so worried that I'm going to go to jail. :( what...

    Edward’s Answer

    Numerous possible outcomes, in TN for a first offender you would be eligible for probation and diversion so you can keep it off of your record. you need to call an attorney ASAP.

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  • Do you have to legally report expunged charges to employers?

    I have a reckless driving charge in TN. I plan on getting it expunged. I served 9 years in the military working in health care with a secret security clearance, and EMT license. I had no idea until recently that it was considered a class B misd...

    Edward’s Answer

    Once a case is expunged from your record it makes you whole like it never happened. You can say you have never been arrested or convicted.

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  • Can consumer reporting agencies report arrests with no convictions (not guilty) in TN after 7 years?

    I have arrests/charges, but was never convicted. It states not guilty on all court documents. If a consumer reporting agency reports this, and it's been over 7 years, is it illegal? The charges occurred in 2000, and there was no conviction.

    Edward’s Answer

    It is not illegal for it to be reported. You can take action to have these removed from your record through expungement. You can do this yourself through the clerks office or hire counsel to do it for you.

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  • Misdemeanor dui warrant in east pa. i live in tennessee and own my home . will i be exdradited back to east pa?

    what can i do to have this resolved without going back to pennsylvania?

    Edward’s Answer

    You need to contact an attorney in that jurisdiction. In TN you cannor resolve a criminal matter without appearing in court but that is different in each state. You do not want to take the risk of having it entered into NCIC as you then could be arrested and held until PA came and got you.

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  • Was sentenced 45 days for 2nd dui in 2005 and had flight back to show up,it was cancelled. How much extra time,turning self in.

    I got my second DUI in Brentwood back in 2005. First offense was in Ohio, 2004. I ” lived” in TN during time of offense but wa s only in state about 75 days a year due to work. Flew back for court date, got 45 days in jail...3months later. Had...

    Edward’s Answer

    In Williamson county your failure to report for your jail time will most likely result in two additional charges a Failure to appear and a probation violation. I am not clear by your question if you completed all other aspects of probation. That could result in the entire 11 month and 29 day sentence put in effect along with the chance for the FTA with jail time. The best way to resolve is to turne your self in serve the 45 days and try to negotiate an agreement for being back pn probation.

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  • When stopped for a DUI if suspect requests a blood test can the police refuse and require a breathalyzer instead?

    I was pulled over because the policeman said I crossed the line when pulling out on a 4 lane highway. I took the heel/toe because I did not know I could refuse. I have allergies that affect my ears and balance. I was taking Sudafed and using An...

    Edward’s Answer

    In TN it is the officers discretion which test he offers breath or blood. However if you take the breath test the police must take you to the hospital for an independant blood test at your expense.

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  • Is my son eligible for Pretrial diversion first offense as an adult even though he had PTD as a minor?

    My son was charged with public intox. and possession of drug paraphernalia. He had pretrial diversion as a minor. Is he eligible for PTD as an adult? He also said a lawyer he spoke with mentioned something about "retirement" for those charges an...

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes your son would be for diversion as an adult assuming he has no other convictions as an adult. Some jurisdictions will do either a retirement or and under advisement plea. meaning if you fullfill certain requirements community service work or a class the case can be dismissed and you do not use up your diversion eligibility.

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