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  • Do I need to pay this fine?

    My charges were dismissed by a judge, I forget exactly how he put it but he told me that I would have to pay a fine despite having the charges dismissed. He gave me a piece of paper with a phone number for the Clerck so I could get my Find total. ...

    Johnny’s Answer

    Pay it. In addition to what others have said, you might also receive a "fail to appear" charge as well.

    Plus, just pay it because that's what the judge told you to do!

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  • I received reckless driving first offense in the state of Virginia, but I do live in Tennessee. What is the most common outcome?

    I do not have a criminal background, but I have received speeding tickets in the past.

    Johnny’s Answer

    Your best bet is to contact a VA ATTORNEY who handles these cases and do not rely on the advice of attorneys from other states. Reckless driving is a serious offense in the state of VA and you need the advice of a skilled VA attorney. I recommend Bob Battle.

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  • Tennessee (Anderson County). Can you get a ticket for texting and driving while stopped at a red light?

    Tennessee (Anderson County). Can you get a ticket for texting and driving while stopped at a red light? The law clearly states the vehicle has to be in motion. Can you even touch your cell phone while at a stop light in Anderson County TN?

    Johnny’s Answer

    Yes, but up to the State to prove it. That being said, it is a very minimal charge.

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  • I'm with a guy who is going to be a registered sex offender for 4 years and I'm a single mom. Will he be allowed around my son?

    I met this one guy a while back and before we started dating, he confessed to having a sexual battery charge. He told me his ex wanted revenge after a breakup and planned with her sisters to say he messed with them. I believe him 100%, that he did...

    Johnny’s Answer

    Why have this man around your son if he is going to be a registered sex offender?? I do not see the logic. There are plenty of men out there.

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  • Is it legel for the law (cops) to blackmail someone??

    My brother recently got run in by drug task force. he had maybe $40.00 worth of meth on him they didnt have a warrent but told him if he corropated he would be fine. WRONG the cops wanted him to set somebody up that he didnt even know. they told h...

    Johnny’s Answer

    ummm ... kind of. That's why your brother should have run to an attorney. Sounds a bit excessive and I wonder if there is more to this story than your brother has told you.

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  • Drug Charges, Benton, TN Need Attorney at Reduced Rate. Charges 2010 and incarcerated in GA.

    I will post this again with the location of Chattanooga in hopes a closer attorney may respond. I have a dear friend that needs legal assistance for a criminal defense in TN. We are from GA and have been able to address his legal needs h...

    Johnny’s Answer

    Not sure of the need to file a Motion for Speedy trial if the Defendant cannot be in court for the trial. Illustrates the need for an attorney, something you obviously know. Why ask an attorney to take the case for a reduced rate when he likely can have an attorney appointed? I have found that most "cheap" attorneys can be very costly in the end.

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  • I have a zoloft case, and am not trusting in the lawyers. I'm seeking a lawyer more locally, and can provide records when needed

    My son was born premature, "overweight" (I had not gained an extreme amount so it was not diabetic), heart issues that healed on their own, has to go through physical therapy evaluations, surgery on his urethra, was born with an apgar scale of 1 ...

    Johnny’s Answer

    You need to sit down and have a talk with your attorney. Do it now and do not wait. Very often, such suspicions are unfounded and more related to a lack of information rather than anything else. Only AFTER you have this conversation should you seek the advice of another attorney.

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  • Can I renew my Green Card if I had a criminal record ?

    I got caught with shoplifting and I have a court date in a month for the first time and its class A misdemeanor. What is my charges with this case? and Can I still renew my Green Card if I'll found guilty?

    Johnny’s Answer

    You definitely need to retain the services of an immigration attorney. It is my understanding that even if you get a "diversion" and get this off your record, it may cause you trouble with immigration.

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  • 2nd DUI Williamson Co - is it better to do DUI Court Program w/Treatment or do jail time and face losing license - Help!

    I've heard their is a new law that will allow you to reduce a 2nd to a 1st limiting your license revocation to only restricted even in the first year. I cant find anything on this law. I am looking at a 2nd within 5 years in Williamson Co. I can n...

    Johnny’s Answer

    No such law in TN. There may be a DA who is willing to entertain this agreement, but no "law" like this. If you are looking at a conviction on a second, the minimum jail time IF you are convicted is 45 days, the last 28 days of which can be done at a treatment center.

    Maybe the DA has made this "offer" to your attorney. That being said, if your attorney thinks this is a "law," you need to find someone who is experienced handling DUI cases. I suspect there has been a miscommunication between the two of you.

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  • DUI

    I got a DUI and went to court a few months ago and they said i was over the limit when I called tbi the other day they had no record of me ever having blood work is there anywhere else in chattanooga blood is sent or is it possible they lost my bl...

    Johnny’s Answer

    Also depends on which department arrested you. Some municipalities do not send to Nashville, but send to Knoxville. If you want to give me a call 423–2 67–6715, I will track it down for you as long as it is not the jurisdiction where I am the judge.

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