New year's eve headed to work. Driving slow had time drizzle of rain vehicle had front end issues going out at anytime. Trooper pulled over i stopped but not to far over as not to get in mud or rough shoulder with the vehicle the way it was. He a...
It is common practice to retest the blood sample if the blood alcohol level is below .08 BAC. On the toxicology form, the police have the option of checking a test for blood alcohol and a toxicology test. They often request both even if there is no evidence of drug use.See question
An officer searched my purse and found a straw that he said had white residue in it. I'm an art teacher and use straws, toothpicks, lots of materials to do projects with. I guess one got tossed into my purse. I was wondering what the court cost fo...
Under most circumstances, the straw would never be send to a crime lab for testing unless the case goes to circuit court. It could be field tested for drug residue which is unlikely. Your instincts are correct to not trust the criminal justice system. Contact a lawyer to contest the case. Be prepared to take a drug test on the day of court.See question
i have unsupervised probation for shoplifting at Walmart. I was pulled over and was going 75 in a 50. The cop just got me for speeding and not reckless driving. If I pay before the deadline will it still be a violation of my probation? I'm also wo...
In most cases, a traffic citation is not grounds to revoke your probation. Depending on your driving record and whether you have gone to traffic school before, the court may allow you to go to traffic school to avoid a conviction. You should be okay.See question
My husband is on probation ....he just received a civil warrant, getting sued for a medical bill. Will this cause him to violate his probation?
Being sued civilly is not grounds for a probation charge.See question
Never Been Arrested Before Since Becoming A Adult. My Charges Are Evading Arrest In A Motor Vehicle & I Wrecked My Car Police Found Nothing On Me That Didn't Belong To Me. Will I Do Time? Also Never Been On Probabtion.
The Tennessee State Legislature changed the punishment for felony evading arrest in July 2016. If the flight to elude arrest creates a risk of death or injury to innocent bystanders, pursuing law enforcement officers, or other third parties shall be subject to not less than 60 days in jail. Under the new law, the jail sentence is mandatory. I would suggest you hire a lawyer to work out a possible plea bargain to avoid any jail time and possibly a conviction. Good Luck.See question
I still owe money. But they did not notice my expiration date because i was passed around 4 different officers and no one caught it. Normally they would see it and schedule a court appearance to extend probation one year. They missed the court dat...
You are correct. Once your probation period has expired, you are off probation. Any unpaid fines and court costs will convert into a civil judgment. The State of Tennessee will suspend your drivers license if you do not pay your fines and court costs.See question
I had less than a quarter gram of meth on my persons in January 2016. An my lawyer had my misdemeanor charge bound over to the grand jury. What kind of time am I looking at?
I agree with Mr. Kamen. Your lawyer should tell you what is the possible punishment. Why did you bind it over to the grand jury. You have to agree to waive your hearing. You could have entered an open plea to the simple possession. You could now be facing a felony. The district attorney's office could present the charge as a felony. Any possession of any amount of meth is a felony in Tennessee. Your first move is to call your lawyer.See question
A DUI I received in 2011 was not on my 3 year driver history, but would be listed on a 7 year history. Would a driving company such as Uber pull a 3 or 7 year history? Thank you for any help.
A DUI conviction will show up on a criminal background check. A Tennessee DUI conviction stays on your record permanently. There is a difference between your driving history and a criminal background check. I can't speak to what Uber researches.See question
I was prescribed medication for my PTSD from abuse from my husband for 20 years. We had just separated & I was on the phone with him arguing about visitation with our minor child & I didn't see a car in my blind spot & I almost come over & they ca...
In Tennessee , the mandatory minimum for a first offense DUI charge is 48 hours in jail. The government does not have to offer the minimum punishment. It is unclear if you took a blood test. In some cases prosecutors make an offer above the minimum. You have three options. One is to choose a trial.See question
Today, I was set up by TABC agents in a sting. They brought in a "minor" who looked no younger than 30 and a man about the age of 50. Both ordered drinks and neither were carded - a totally asinine, yet honest mistake on my part as I am usuall...
Don't panic. You will not go to jail for this type of charge. Normally you will be able to settle the case on the citation docket. In some cases, the plea bargain offer will be to plea with the case under advisement . You agree toa class or public service work. Once you complete it the case will be dismissed. Later the charge can be expunged. Contact a lawyer to help you.See question