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Chase Ryan Brown

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  • If I get a citation for 1/4 oz of pot,but was actually busted with an ounce and a half,can they add the rest to my charge later?

    I was pulled over for a brake light out.He smelled weed and asked if I had any in the car before he searched it.I said no,but I'm not consenting to a search.He said he's searching it because of probable cause from smelling it.He found an oz and a ...

    Chase’s Answer

    You're meeting with state police today without having contacted an attorney first? Do yourself a favor and hire a lawyer before you jump headfirst into that shark tank.

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  • Will I serve jail time for being charged Theft under 500 by Walmart in Bradley County Ty?

    This is my first offence and the man that stopped me caught me at my car, asked me if i was willing to come back in with him along with what I had. We went back in, cops called, paperwork filed and had a date set for court. He said that I was more...

    Chase’s Answer

    You're looking at potentially 11 months and 29 days in jail and a fine of $2,500. This may ultimately result in jail time, probation, or a combination of both. In terms of the big picture, remember that no one wants a "crime of dishonesty" following him or her around any future job application. Do yourself a service and contact a lawyer in your area, as no where in the Tennessee Code is there an exception to a theft charge for someone who was cooperative. Good luck!

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  • I have a court date coning up next month,i need a pro bono attorney to represnt me,cant afford one,this is a misdomenor,my first

    time in trouble ever,can anyone please help me??

    Chase’s Answer

    The previous posts are correct - you can have one appointed for you. Make sure you arrive to court on time. You will likely be required to answer questions about your income and any assets. Answer truthfully, as this is a legal document. Afterwards and, if the court finds that you are eligible, you will be appointed an attorney and will have the opportunity to speak with him or her right then. Good luck!

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  • 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?

    There was no other traffic violation involved. The officer just scanned my plate, then pulled me over. He said all they my probably do is issue fines & a driving class. Could that be true?

    Chase’s Answer

    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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  • Is lieing on a legal document considered perjury?

    Such as a motion, petition, affadavit, or arrest warrant. If so, is it a crime or against the law and is it prosecutable?

    Chase’s Answer

    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 future job application.

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  • Question about simple possession (marijuana) and paraphernalia.

    My 18 year old son was arrested for simple possession and paraphernalia. The bond was $1,000.00. I was told by quite a few people that is a really low bond amount. I am just curious............is that a really low bond amount for those charges i...

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    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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  • Can I go to court for being in a TN park after dark?

    My sister, friend, and I were at a park and a police officer came around. He didn't get out of the car, and all we heard were muffled radio mumblings. Could he write down our license plate numbers and arrest/summon/charge us? We are underage. He n...

    Chase’s Answer

    No worries now. In the future keep in mind most parks usually have a sign posted which designates the opening and closing hours of the park. Remaining on the property after hours can result in a criminal trespass charge if you're not careful.

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  • What rights does someone have if accused of theft over $500 and is innocent but being investigated. They want to issue warrant??

    this is over a stupid cell phone. Several people were there although only one person is accused and is my fiance. they gave him the option to take a polygraph although he has been advised not to take one or say anything. The detective wants to iss...

    Chase’s Answer

    The best thing you can do right now is know your rights as you cooperate with this investigation. Most criminal lawyers don't charge for an initial consultation, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to schedule one in your area. I'm wondering if you didn't intend to write "theft under 500," which seems to adequately reflect the value of the missing property. In which case, this charge would register as a simple misdemeanor. Good luck!

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  • My brother violate parole, will he have to go back to prison? Do we need to get him a lawyer?

    My brother was out on parole. He got arrested last month for not having a tag on a friends motorcycle he was driving. The officer also smelled alcohol on him and he was also arrested for DUI. My brother says he was not drunk at the time. He made ...

    Chase’s Answer

    A parolee is subject to having his parole revoked and being returned to prison if he is found to have violated the conditions of his parole. It sounds like your brother has made some great progress over the last seven years. A lawyer can help. If you have a court date just around the corner, you should contact a lawyer soon so that he or she can guide you through this process and help come up with a plan at court.

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  • My husband is in jail for a probation violation but the charge that got him violated later got retired so we filed a motion

    For a sentence reduction because the judge still got jurisdiction over him so the district attorney said if we go forward with our motion she will bring the charge back up so in the end we just got another court date . please tell me what do you ...

    Chase’s Answer

    A little more information on your case would help, such as the underlying charge and the new charge that was retired. Technically, a new arrest qualifies as a violation of probation, but the fact that the charge was retired obviously falls in your husband's favor. If you haven't already, you need to contact an attorney so you can flesh out the facts and get a better handle on the situation. With a clear understanding of the charges, he or she will be better-suited to navigate the decision-making process.

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