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Chase Ryan Brown

Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    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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  2. Is lieing on a legal document considered perjury?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. James Donald Garrett
    2 lawyer answers

    Under the Tennessee Code, knowingly making a false statement under oath or an official document is a chargeable offense carrying up to 11 months and 29 days in jail as a Class A misdemeanor. (See TCA 39-16-702). Ultimately, "intent to deceive" is key. It's unclear where you are in terms of your question, but if you think you're in hot water, contact an attorney soon to discuss your rights and options. A "crime of dishonesty" is definitely something you don't want following you around on any...

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  3. Will a prosecutor seek an indictment if there is little to no chance of winning at trial?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Grover Christopher Collins
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Michael Alessandro Molfetta
    5 lawyer answers

    Prosecutors push for indictments every day that don't measure up. The question of whether or not it measures up, however, is a decision for the grand jury, not the prosecutor. The prosecutor need not have the proof necessary to win a trial at that stage, only enough to show it was more likely than not that a crime was committed. The prosecutor gets the benefit of less evidentiary restrictions at that stage as well.

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  4. What are my chances of getting these charges dropped?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric M. Larsen
    2. Chase Ryan Brown
    3. David Lynn Robbins
    4. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    5. James P Brady
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above post. I wouldn't delay in contacting a lawyer in your area. You can supply him or her with information such as, where you were in proximity to the contraband, if anyone else was charged, if anyone else was camping with or near you, how the Ranger initiated contact with you, whether or not you have a record, etc. Each of these charges carries a potential penalty of 11 months and 29 days in jail, not to mention a criminal record. Having an attorney in your corner...

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  5. Question about simple possession (marijuana) and paraphernalia.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    3. Jennifer Lynn Honeycutt
    3 lawyer answers

    Simple possession and paraphernalia charges in Tennessee normally require a citation and release of the accused, unless some exception applies. In any event, your bond amount is par for the course. TCA 40-11-105 provides that "...in no event may a clerk set the amount of bail in excess of ... $1,000 if the defendant was charged with a misdemeanor" unless the defendant is deemed a flight risk.

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  6. DUI with 3 counts of child endangerment, no priors. Arrested in TN. 28 yr old female. Will all 3 charges likely be kept?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Grover Christopher Collins
    3. Jason Wade Barnette
    4. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    4 lawyer answers

    You're facing felony charges and should contact a lawyer in your area as soon as you can. You should also know that a DUI by itself carries mandatory jail time if convicted, regardless of your record.

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  7. Do I need a lawyer to contest my charges in general sessions court? Possession of controlled substance?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Thomas Travis Overton
    3. Ryan G. Blanch
    4. Brent Owen Horst
    4 lawyer answers

    You definitely need to walk into court that day with a lawyer. Your exposure is high and it's well worth it. He or she will be better equipped to bridge the gap between how the facts appear and how they actually are. I also would advise you to refrain from making any more statements in a public form such as this, as they can be used against you.

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

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    3. William Kevin Hodges
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  9. I was pulled over on a revoked license. I'm on probation for 1st time DUI. What will happen when I go to book myself in?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chase Ryan Brown
    2. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    3. Bernard Francis McEvoy
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4 lawyer answers

    A charge of driving on a revoked license during your probationary period subjects you to jail time. The booking process itself is nothing to fear, but beyond that this isn't something you want to face on your own. When they give you the date of your first court appearance, go in with an attorney.

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  10. Can my po see my citation before I am booked?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bernard Francis McEvoy
    2. Chase Ryan Brown
    3. Grover Christopher Collins
    3 lawyer answers

    Likely not, but once you get booked that all changes. Keep in mind that keeping this hush-hush with your PO is only delaying the inevitable. Your better interests include informing him or her of the new charge ahead of time. Although a new arrest technically qualifies as a violation, everything depends on the facts. You need to contact a lawyer so that you both can get a handle on this thing soon.

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