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  • If a man pays a woman for her panties, but wants to remove them himself, with no other contact, is this legal?

    Would this scenario be considered a sex act and therefore prostitution?

    David’s Answer

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    Obviously, this would depend on the age of the woman but if she were of consent age, it would not be illegal.

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  • I have two questions one is it criminal or civil trespassing if I climbed the ladder to get ontop of Captain Ds

    and about how much trouble could I get in if I have a clean record?

    David’s Answer

    great question. I am assuming this was some sort of prank. Ask your lawyer about diversion. You are eligible for an offense such as this.

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  • Can I get my girl friend for stolen car

    I level had a paper legal stamp so my girl friend could drive my car and she left me in alabama and went to florida without me in my car i call her and told her she need to come back and get me and she said she was and haven't seen here or my van ...

    David’s Answer

    This sounds like a Nashville country music song. You should contact the police and let them determine the proper charge. You may get your car back but I think the girl has a new gig.

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  • Is it possible to work out a plea prior to my arraignment for Patronizing prostitution?

    Was recently arrested as part of a sting operation for patronizing prostitution. My largest concern is my record as I do not want this terrible mistake to follow me forever. Also, I am wondering what the possibility of moving my case along quickly...

    David’s Answer

    This could be addressed prior to the first court appearance but typically in Clarksville they do not because the DA sees the case for the first time close in Time to the first court appearance in general sessions court. David Raybin. NASHVILLE defense attorney. Draybin@hollinslegal.com

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  • Is it possible to work out a plea prior to my arraignment for Patronizing prostitution?

    Was recently arrested as part of a sting operation for patronizing prostitution. My largest concern is my record as I do not want this terrible mistake to follow me forever. Also, I am wondering what the possibility of moving my case along quickly...

    David’s Answer

    This could be addressed prior to the first court appearance but typically in Clarksville they do not because the DA sees the case for the first time close in Time to the first court appearance in general sessions court. David Raybin. NASHVILLE defense attorney. Draybin@hollinslegal.com

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  • Can a sex offender live with his biological children if his victim was under 13, and his former non-adopted step-daughter?

    Child victim was 8 years old. Sex offender divorced the mother and has no legal ties to his victim. Also, doesn't the TN Sex Offender law exclude this offender from being recognized as this child's "parent," under its definition, since the offende...

    David’s Answer

    Yes. It is possible under the sex offender registry. The exception you cite is accurate.

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  • A friend was convicted of rape in 2001. served 8.5 years on prison & flattened his time. new laws were created while in prison.

    why must he go by laws that were not in existence when he agreed to a certain contract with the state? guilty is not the issue. be on the sex offender registry, check in with T.B.I. annually, pay their fees. that was the agreement upon release fro...

    David’s Answer

    This in not the sex offender registry. You are talking about lifetime supervision for sex offenders which may or may not have been in force at the time of the offense. I suspect his lawyer didn't tell him about that. I have pulled pleas for clients in that situation. I suspect he took a 10-year sentence probably for aggravated sexual battery. Call me if you want to look into this further. David Raybin - Nashville

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  • Someone sent me a text message stating he is going to burn my house down. Is this considered a terroristic threat in florida?

    I lent him $200 and he doesn't want to pay it back so he's trying to scare me.

    David’s Answer

    It's a crime anywhere. Contact the police and don't mess with your cell phone. It's evidence.

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  • Shoplifting charges over $500

    2nd shoplifting charge. The 1st one got dismissed due to loss of paper work. This time walmart is saying theft over $500. Can this mean jail time?

    David’s Answer

    Depends on the county. You may get probation but be prepared to pay restitution

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  • What will the sentencing be for a 1st time offender with a charge of wreckless endangerment in TN? An unloaded gun was involved.

    Was driving on interstate and lady almost caused me to wreck by cutting me off. She wouldn't leave me alone so I showed her my gun which was not loaded and I had no ammunition in the car. She called police and said I pointed the gun at her. I didn...

    David’s Answer

    This is serious. Result depends on county. Get yourself an attorney immediately

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