I need to know whether or not I'll automatically have a warrant issued for not having transportation to the actual court house today
If a person has a scheduled court appearance in a criminal case and does not appear in court, the Court may revoke the person's bond, and the person may be charged with an additional charge of failure to appear in court. In most cases, the failure to appear charge is a FELONY. Bond is a promise that a person will come to court. I have not seen "lack of transportation" used very successfully to defend against an FTA. A judge may be inclined to make sure future transportation to court is available - by the Sheriff's department from the jail to the courthouse. Contact your attorney immediately.See question
Last night I was informed by an officer that I had a 6yr old warrant for MY arrest for leaving the scene of an accident. To my knowledge, I've done no such thing. I thought sure they were joking. I have NEVER been arrested or in any trouble like t...
If it is a misdemeanor, the warrant should expire after 5 years, under TCA 40-6-206. Leaving the scene of an accident is a felony only when it results in death and the fleeing driver knew or should have known that the accident was likely to result in death. Except for that, leaving the scene of an accident is a misdemeanor. You should consult with a reputable attorney in the area where the charge may be pending.See question
I was put on probation for six months by the judge
If you are on probation in Rutherford County, there is a very good chance that you will be drug tested. And if you are charged with probation violation, you will automatically be drug tested whenever you go to court for the probation violation.See question
I'm a college student and I have a 2 month old. I made the idiotic mistake of shoplifting a pack of pens and make-up brushes from a local chain grocery/retail store. I was giving a summons to court for the end of May. This is my first offense EVER...
There are various mechanisms in Tennessee that may allow certain first offenders the opportunity to prevent a permanent conviction from appearing on their record. You should contact a reputable criminal defense attorney for assistance.See question
I was charged in Tennessee for drug paraphernalia (a single pot grinder) and now, with court costs, fines, diversion fees, and legal representation I am somehow astonishingly looking at roughly about $2,000 in total costs. Apparently in order to f...
Under the law, a person's status as a dependent, or the financial ability of their family members, should not have any effect on them being declared indigent for the purpose of appointment of counsel. (The only time I've seen it become an issue is when a defendant'so family posts a huge bail, and the judge then asks why the family can't hire a lawyer if they can post such a big bail. However, you probably received a state misdemeanor citation, which does not involve bail.) I strongly suggest that any defendant retain private counsel to help them through this situation that can ultimately change the direction of that person's life; however, if a person is indigent and cannot afford to hire their own counsel, then the worst thing they could do is to try and handle their case without applying for and using a public defender.See question
im not sure what i have to do to get my drivers licence back and avoid jail/these fines are for criminal offenses over the past 10 yrs as well as court cost
Go to this website and enter your information: https://dl.safety.tn.gov/_/#1
You should be able to follow a link to reinstate your driver license. It should tell you exactly what to do to get your license back.
If you are off probation, then they can't put you in jail for not paying court costs or fines; however, if you are caught driving with a revoked or suspended license, you could go to jail for that charge.
was not arrest but was given a paper that states what happened and when my court date is, what's gonna happen and what should I do and will this be on my record forever and if so is there a way I can get it off
If you were given a state misdemeanor citation and a court date, then you were arrested. Tennessee law allows people arrested for certain misdemeanor offenses to receive a citation rather than be taken to booking and forced to post bond. However, it is still considered an arrest. I regularly practice in Nashville criminal courts. The process in Nashville is set up so that when you go to court the first time, they will book you through by taking your mugshot and fingerprints before you report to the courtroom. Depending on your criminal history, it may be possible to resolve these cases in such a way as to keep them off of your permanent record. You should immediately contact an attorney familiar with Nashville criminal courts.See question
i was exiting a bar in nashville, charging my phone with an external power pack to call a taxi, an officer saw me and for safety concerns stopped me and cuffed me, i was abiding and taken to downtown county booking, i only was there for 6 hrs i d...
If you were arrested for public intoxication, your charge may already have been dismissed. Nashville has an unusual procedure where a person who is arrested solely for public intoxication is usually held until they sober up, and then the charge is dismissed and they are released. You should contact a reputable attorney to discuss your situation and determine whether you need to return for court. Even if the charge was dismissed, you may wish to petition to have all public records of your arrest destroyed.See question
Police officer was at my door looking for my room mates girlfriend who doesn't technically live here and claimed he had probable cause based on the smell of marijuana and entered my home after I opened the door all the way. The officers only found...
The smell of marijuana might constitute probable cause for the officer to go seek a search warrant, but absent some other exigent circumstance, it's not enough for them to enter a home. You should speak with a reputable criminal defense attorney immediately.See question
Got pulled over for a tag light being out, and he said he could smell weed from outside my car and then continued to search and find all of the above. I am really just wondering if its worth it to pay for an attorney or to just take the charges..
Ultimately you have to decide if it's worth it to you. But I strongly suggest that you contact a local attorney who practices in the county where you are charged. There may be ways to keep these charges off your record and keep you out of jail, but it would have to be handled correctly. If you want the best chance of not having to list these convictions on a job application 15 years from now, you need to contact a local attorney as soon as possible.See question