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Lee Davis

Lee Davis’s Answers

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  • Does an online DUI school satisfy the county's requirements?

    Lee’s Answer

    Some of the judges in Chattanooga accept an online DUI school certificate but most do not. The typical DUI class for Hamilton County, TN is a 6 hour class on a Saturday. The class issues a certificate upon completion and it is filed with the court.

    I have had many clients satisfy the obligation for DUI school in Chattanooga when they live out of state by completing an actual in person DUI class in person. All judges will accept that certificate and will give you credit for it.

    If you had an attorney represent you in court, call his/her office and ask them their opinion. Every lawyer I know in Chattaooga helps his/her clients with these filings.

    This is not a difficult issue and you should be able to able to satisfy the court. Please remember that at the end of the 11 month and 29 days suspended sentence you received for DUI the court will check the status of your DUI school and court costs. You don't want to leave these matters incomplete.

    Good luck.

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  • I RECEIVED A DUI. IS THERE A CHANCE I CAN GET IT REDUCED TO A LESSER CHARGE?

    Lee’s Answer

    In your question you say you received a DUI. Have you been charged or did "receive" a DUI conviction. I ask because some of the things in your question imply a conviction. Convictions cannot be changed. On the other hand charges can be negotiated. The facts of the arrest and mitigation may be considered by the assistant district attorney handling the case. You should look to hire a lawyer familiar with DUI cases. There are many here at AVVO that can help you.

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  • Can you get married with a warrant out for your arrest?

    Lee’s Answer

    You can get married with an outstanding warrant. But why would you want to? If you are not already married, wait until your fiancé clears up the warrant.

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  • I have a felony arrest & misdemeanor convictions that date back over a decade. Am I still eligible for medical licensure?

    Lee’s Answer

    From my count you have at a minimum 4 class A misdemeanor convictions from more than 10 years ago. What kind of medical license do you seek? For some licenses you may be allowed. For all you will have to complete and fully answer background questions.

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  • My son is on probation till his fines are paid off

    Lee’s Answer

    Will you go to jail for your son's nonpayment? I assume your son is a minor based on your comment about a power of attorney. If you have an obligation to pay the fines and court costs, you should pay them. If your son is not a minor then you have no obligation to pay them. Talk to a lawyer to be sure.

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  • House Arrest help?

    Lee’s Answer

    You answer can be found in the student conduct handbook. Private boarding schools have their own rules that are different from Tennessee laws in many respects. If you are on house arrest, imposed by the school, then the dorm parent or dean of students is the one who has the answers. Of course if your parents don't support your decision to leave campus, it is highly unlikely that your school will either.

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  • Can I get an appeal after a rehearing?

    Lee’s Answer

    Yes. You have a right of appeal from any trial court final order.

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  • Does community corrections take the place of state probation

    Lee’s Answer

    Your attorney answered your question. He told you that he would seek community corrections rather than incarceration. To me that shows he understands the nature of your alleged violation, Facebook usage, and he's offered a practical approach to the problem. Go see him and discuss the matter further.

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  • If someone is getting charged in the state of Tennessee with statutory rape can they get married and the charges will be dropped

    Lee’s Answer

    As you probably know, in Tennessee the operative fact is that the person is more that three years older than the 16 year old then it is statutory rape. This is a strict liability crime so consent is no defense. Of course if a 16 year old is really wanting to marry the 20 year old and the parent agrees, then that will be something to talk to the prosecutor about. Do not let the young man speak to police or give a statement or additional statements if he already gave one. It is important that the police and DA don't feel like they are being manipulated. Get a good lawyer from the Dresden area to meet with law enforcement and the DA.

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  • How long can a person be held in jail if he was arrested for aggrevated assualt but no one was hurt and no weapons were found?

    Lee’s Answer

    You should hire a lawyer to get this case in front of a judge immediately. There are many questions that must be answered. Was this case ever in general sessions court? Did he have a preliminar hearing? Was the first case bound over to the grand jury? Was the second case a volition of the conditions of bond? He said, she said cases can be most frustrating to you, the accused and even the prosecution. You need to have a lawyer involved in the issues of bond, probable cause and the allegations you
    raise of a false report.

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