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Chase Ryan Brown

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  • Is it possible to get sentences from two different counties to run concurrently?

    My husband is in washington county tn detention center he has about 5 weeks to go and just learned that there is a hold on him from sullivan county, tn for a probation violation and failure to report to daywork. Is it possible to see if he can get...

    Chase’s Answer

    Yes, if not the only way. Your issue is not uncommon but slightly complex, and you'll need to hire an attorney familiar with both areas to navigate the legal waters. It may not be too late, depending on the circumstances. Good luck!

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  • What is the length of time for case to go to to grand jury?

    Once a case has been bound over how long does it usually take to go to criminal court or grand jury if defendant is still in jail. Has been in jail for two months.

    Chase’s Answer

    In Davidson County the case usually resurfaces in about 4 to 6 months.

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  • What kind of time would you get for a second offense criminal impersonation and second offense driving on suspended

    I said that I was my brother when I got pulled over twice , I already got in trouble for the first one and now I'm going for the second one, the exact same charges. Driving on suspended and criminal impersonation, what should,d I expect

    Chase’s Answer

    Time to lawyer up in Bristol. Once again you're facing a 6 month jail penalty and fines for each new charge, as they are both B misdemeanors. I'm also concerned as to whether or not you agreed to a probationary period for the prior charges, which would increase you exposure. Bottom line, with repeat charges dealing with "crimes of dishonesty," you need to hire a lawyer or make an appointment with a public defender soon. Good luck

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  • What is the fee and will i go to jail?

    I was caught shoplifting for the first time and so I received a misdemeanor citation and was given a booking date to attend court.

    Chase’s Answer

    You're potentially facing 11 months and 29 days in jail, not to mention a conviction on your criminal record. There are ways around this, with greatly improved chances if you hire a lawyer. The fact that you have no record helps take some of the sting away. Give a lawyer a call in your area. Good luck!

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  • If I stole a phone and charges were pressed could I go to jail if this is my first offense and I am 21?

    I worked at a gas station. I found a phone and when the owner came back I told her I didn't know anything. A few days later she came back and asked to view the tapes and saw me take it I believe. She says she is going to press charges. I no longer...

    Chase’s Answer

    Careful about saying too much in this public forum. Your best interests include contacting a lawyer soon if criminal charges ensue. As you are already aware, you're likely facing 11 months and 29 days in jail, but apart from that you're also looking a crime of dishonesty on your record.

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  • I got a misdemeanor citation....on my court date it says I will be booked, does that mean I will be taken to jail?

    It was for theft...total was $159.00

    Chase’s Answer

    The booking process itself is nothing to fear. You simply arrive with your citation to have your prints and photo taken so that they may update your information in the system. Failure to show up for this process, however, will result in a warrant for your arrest. Conveniently, Knox County allows you to get booked and manage your charges both in the same day. For this reason, you need to have a lawyer in your corner before your booking date. Theft under $500 is an A misdemeanor carrying up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, not to mention a "crime of dishonesty" that will haunt your resume.

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  • What will happen if i move to VA if im on Probation in TN

    i have never been in trouble before i have no place to live here in tn and wanting to move back to va now the district att. office in my home town in VA said that they wouldt file an arrest warrant on a misdemeanor charge but Clarksville TN might ...

    Chase’s Answer

    Discuss this situation with your PO first - he or she may have some favorable options for you. Otherwise you'll be issued an arrest warrant for violation of probation if you leave the jurisdiction.

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  • I was arrested in Tn for a Dui in Oct 2012 and this is my fifth court date..

    I was arrested for a Dui and hit and run(no one was injured) in Oct 2012 and submitted for a drug screen. The test results still aren't back yet! I'm moving to Florida before my next court date.How long can they drag this out (waiting on my blood ...

    Chase’s Answer

    In all honesty you really should hire a lawyer to help you navigate the legal waters. The bottom line is you're looking at mandatory jail time and 11/29 probation for the DUI if convicted, not to mention the other misdemeanor hanging over your head as extra leverage for the State. In a situation as complex as yours, you have a litany of questions that will arise and you'll need consistent, sound legal advice from a lawyer in your corner. Yes, it's a hassle, but you'll be grateful you did.

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  • Can I still get me teaching license in TN although I took a pre-trial diversion?

    I am back in school to get my teaching degree and before I spend all this money I need to make sure it will not be in vain. I took a pre-trial in 2010. I completed everything required.

    Chase’s Answer

    You should be fine - just make sure to follow through with your expungement. Whether or not your application asks about arrests and not convictions may be the tougher question to watch out for, but by all means not a deal-breaker.

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