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  • Is it possible to work out a plea prior to my arraignment for Patronizing prostitution?

    Was recently arrested as part of a sting operation for patronizing prostitution. My largest concern is my record as I do not want this terrible mistake to follow me forever. Also, I am wondering what the possibility of moving my case along quickly...

    David’s Answer

    This could be addressed prior to the first court appearance but typically in Clarksville they do not because the DA sees the case for the first time close in Time to the first court appearance in general sessions court. David Raybin. NASHVILLE defense attorney. Draybin@hollinslegal.com

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  • Is it possible to work out a plea prior to my arraignment for Patronizing prostitution?

    Was recently arrested as part of a sting operation for patronizing prostitution. My largest concern is my record as I do not want this terrible mistake to follow me forever. Also, I am wondering what the possibility of moving my case along quickly...

    David’s Answer

    This could be addressed prior to the first court appearance but typically in Clarksville they do not because the DA sees the case for the first time close in Time to the first court appearance in general sessions court. David Raybin. NASHVILLE defense attorney. Draybin@hollinslegal.com

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  • Can a sex offender live with his biological children if his victim was under 13, and his former non-adopted step-daughter?

    Child victim was 8 years old. Sex offender divorced the mother and has no legal ties to his victim. Also, doesn't the TN Sex Offender law exclude this offender from being recognized as this child's "parent," under its definition, since the offende...

    David’s Answer

    Yes. It is possible under the sex offender registry. The exception you cite is accurate.

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  • A friend was convicted of rape in 2001. served 8.5 years on prison & flattened his time. new laws were created while in prison.

    why must he go by laws that were not in existence when he agreed to a certain contract with the state? guilty is not the issue. be on the sex offender registry, check in with T.B.I. annually, pay their fees. that was the agreement upon release fro...

    David’s Answer

    This in not the sex offender registry. You are talking about lifetime supervision for sex offenders which may or may not have been in force at the time of the offense. I suspect his lawyer didn't tell him about that. I have pulled pleas for clients in that situation. I suspect he took a 10-year sentence probably for aggravated sexual battery. Call me if you want to look into this further. David Raybin - Nashville

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  • Someone sent me a text message stating he is going to burn my house down. Is this considered a terroristic threat in florida?

    I lent him $200 and he doesn't want to pay it back so he's trying to scare me.

    David’s Answer

    It's a crime anywhere. Contact the police and don't mess with your cell phone. It's evidence.

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  • Shoplifting charges over $500

    2nd shoplifting charge. The 1st one got dismissed due to loss of paper work. This time walmart is saying theft over $500. Can this mean jail time?

    David’s Answer

    Depends on the county. You may get probation but be prepared to pay restitution

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  • What will the sentencing be for a 1st time offender with a charge of wreckless endangerment in TN? An unloaded gun was involved.

    Was driving on interstate and lady almost caused me to wreck by cutting me off. She wouldn't leave me alone so I showed her my gun which was not loaded and I had no ammunition in the car. She called police and said I pointed the gun at her. I didn...

    David’s Answer

    This is serious. Result depends on county. Get yourself an attorney immediately

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  • Is it possible to get probation for a felony escape charge?????

    I have a friend who was charged with aggravated burglary then after incarcerated charged with felony escape charge. It isn't his first time being in trouble, is it possible for them to get a long amount of probation time instead of time to serve?

    David’s Answer

    While eligible there is virtually no chance of probation. The person is at high risk for consecutive time.

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  • How does a victim get the rights to see her step father that was convicted of a sex crime?

    My step-father was convicted of CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY cause he patted me on the butt. I hate that i can't have contact with him. How can i see him again.

    David’s Answer

    Under the sex offender law your step-father could be arrested if he contacted you.

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  • What happens when fed prosecutor offers a plea agreement and the PSR that is written by the probation calls for higher than what

    Prosecutor recommended. It's a plea to level 16 with 5k letter and acceptance of responsibility taking me down to level 13 if ok by judge. Psr recommends to start at level 20 and down to level 17. Also I pleaded last November and my sentence date ...

    David’s Answer

    This is a matter the judge will resolve

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