I have a probation violation hearing coming up. I failed a drug test for marijuana and it was my first drug test I took since I've been on probation. It's misdeameanor probation and my original sentence was 11/29.
Always have a lawyer when your freedom is at stake.See question
I did not fully understand what was going on because I was on my medication and my lawyer practically signed for me . he was court appointed . I wasn't even there when the crime was accuring as a matter of fact I was with a city counsel man during...
You have two options. first, you can file a motion to set aside the plea agreement. There are strict time limits. Second, you can file a petition for post conviction relief claiming you client was not effective in representing you.See question
Wht can i do about the problem cause really they pick wth me city cops
I also agree that you should hire the last lawyer that got your probation violation dismissed. Remember your still on probation. You will have to submit to those pesky drug tests for the balance of your probationary period.See question
I was soposse to turn my self in on sunday oct 2 i mess up and thout it was on monday
Turn yourself in immediately. It is possible your delayed report date could violate the terms of your probation.See question
I need to file objection. Court reporter says oposing council owns transcript. Yet I can't file objection without transcript.
Under Tennessee law, you must share the per diem charge in order to obtain a copy of the transcript. The court reporter is correct. Call the opposing lawyer and offer to pay one half of the per diem. If they refuse , take it up with the court. Remember there are time limits on appealing.See question
7 months ago I bonded a friend out of jail, 6 months ago they skipped town, I have been away working until recently and return to find out that the bondsman is contacting my family stating I'm wanted as well. I have small children, kinda need t...
No you will not be arrested for posting a bond for a friend. However, you may be required to pay the bond if you consigned the bond.See question
What exactly is probation?
Yes. Statutory rape is eligible for probation. The sentencing court looks at three factors to determine if a jail sentence is warranted . The factors are lengthy criminal record, prior attempts at rehabilitation have failed, and it would depreciate the seriousness of the offense if jail time is not ordered. As a practical matter the alleged victim may push for jail time.See question
It has been almost a year since he has gotten on probation the judge dropped the sentence to reckless driving, but he did not blow or take a blood test so he was put on probation for a year no drinking. He had a Etg test passed (and has passed th...
A probation warrant must be taken out before he is jailed. ETG stays in your system up to eight days. If a probation violation warrant is taken out, a probation violation hearing will be held to determine the outcome. ETG testing is very unreliable. It is not foolproof.See question
I am charged with shoplifting. I've been to court twice and both times the security guard from Walmart hasn't shown. Can I get it dismissed.
There is no hard rule on the number of times a case can be continued. A motion to dismiss based upon the state's failure to prosecute can be made when a witness does not appear.. Each judge is different on how they handle this situation.. It also depends if the witness had a valid reason.Also, a dismissal in General Sessions court is not final. The state can take the case to the grand jury. Discuss this with a lawyer.See question