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Chase Ryan Brown

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  • I got a misdemeanor citation....on my court date it says I will be booked, does that mean I will be taken to jail?

    It was for theft...total was $159.00

    Chase’s Answer

    The booking process itself is nothing to fear. You simply arrive with your citation to have your prints and photo taken so that they may update your information in the system. Failure to show up for this process, however, will result in a warrant for your arrest. Conveniently, Knox County allows you to get booked and manage your charges both in the same day. For this reason, you need to have a lawyer in your corner before your booking date. Theft under $500 is an A misdemeanor carrying up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, not to mention a "crime of dishonesty" that will haunt your resume.

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  • What will happen if i move to VA if im on Probation in TN

    i have never been in trouble before i have no place to live here in tn and wanting to move back to va now the district att. office in my home town in VA said that they wouldt file an arrest warrant on a misdemeanor charge but Clarksville TN might ...

    Chase’s Answer

    Discuss this situation with your PO first - he or she may have some favorable options for you. Otherwise you'll be issued an arrest warrant for violation of probation if you leave the jurisdiction.

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  • I was arrested in Tn for a Dui in Oct 2012 and this is my fifth court date..

    I was arrested for a Dui and hit and run(no one was injured) in Oct 2012 and submitted for a drug screen. The test results still aren't back yet! I'm moving to Florida before my next court date.How long can they drag this out (waiting on my blood ...

    Chase’s Answer

    In all honesty you really should hire a lawyer to help you navigate the legal waters. The bottom line is you're looking at mandatory jail time and 11/29 probation for the DUI if convicted, not to mention the other misdemeanor hanging over your head as extra leverage for the State. In a situation as complex as yours, you have a litany of questions that will arise and you'll need consistent, sound legal advice from a lawyer in your corner. Yes, it's a hassle, but you'll be grateful you did.

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  • Can I still get me teaching license in TN although I took a pre-trial diversion?

    I am back in school to get my teaching degree and before I spend all this money I need to make sure it will not be in vain. I took a pre-trial in 2010. I completed everything required.

    Chase’s Answer

    You should be fine - just make sure to follow through with your expungement. Whether or not your application asks about arrests and not convictions may be the tougher question to watch out for, but by all means not a deal-breaker.

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  • Will a prosecutor seek an indictment if there is little to no chance of winning at trial?

    Just a general question since it seems like Indictments are not nearly as difficult to get.

    Chase’s Answer

    Prosecutors push for indictments every day that don't measure up. The question of whether or not it measures up, however, is a decision for the grand jury, not the prosecutor. The prosecutor need not have the proof necessary to win a trial at that stage, only enough to show it was more likely than not that a crime was committed. The prosecutor gets the benefit of less evidentiary restrictions at that stage as well.

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  • If I'm being charged for pocketing money but they don't have proof of me actually putting money in my pocket am i guilty?

    they have cameras everywhere and they are accusing me of pocketing money but they don't have me actually putting the money in my pocket. they say I'm ringing people out and pocketing the money all they have is me writing numbers in a paper but not...

    Chase’s Answer

    On the front end, know that you're always presumed innocent until a crime has been proven. Now, whether or not your facts amount to a crime is a question better suited for an attorney to handle. Odds are the stakes are high in your case. First thing is first - hire a lawyer as soon as you can. Secondly, don't make any more statements about the facts of your case in this public forum. Alleged crimes of dishonesty aren't taken lightly, especially if the person charged has a fiduciary obligation to manage the money well.

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  • Can my po see my citation before I am booked?

    On community corrections I see my po every monday can my po see my citation before I am booked on the 25

    Chase’s Answer

    Likely not, but once you get booked that all changes. Keep in mind that keeping this hush-hush with your PO is only delaying the inevitable. Your better interests include informing him or her of the new charge ahead of time. Although a new arrest technically qualifies as a violation, everything depends on the facts. You need to contact a lawyer so that you both can get a handle on this thing soon.

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  • DUI with 3 counts of child endangerment, no priors. Arrested in TN. 28 yr old female. Will all 3 charges likely be kept?

    No prior record or hx, one time only, have family support. What's the possible fine/ sentence? Lawrenceburg, TN

    Chase’s Answer

    You're facing felony charges and should contact a lawyer in your area as soon as you can. You should also know that a DUI by itself carries mandatory jail time if convicted, regardless of your record.

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  • I just got out on parole i been out for 1 month as part of my parole i was suppose to see mental health

    i was late for my appointment the lady at mental health said i can not be seen and she was going to put a referral to my parole officers to violate me can i be violated for missing the appointment

    Chase’s Answer

    Your PO is your best friend in this situation, so make sure you keep them informed at all times. It would be advisable to call him or her immediately to tell them what happened on the front end so that they don't hear it from somebody else. This will help remove the sting and help you garner the trust that you need from your PO during your parole period.

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  • Hi, I'm from Nashville, TN. I am 26, no criminal background whatsoever.

    as i said, i have no criminal background whatsoever. never been arrested, detained, or sent to jail for any reason. I have 2 charges of theft of property of less than 500$, and simple assault. I dont think i qualify for a public defender, and i ca...

    Chase’s Answer

    It's in your best interests to contact a lawyer soon to discuss your options. He or she can explain all court procedures, risks and probabilities of these two charges. You have also raised some interesting issues that may require attention down the line. Don't worry - most lawyers do not charge for a consultation and will usually work with you on a payment plan. Good luck!

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