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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
University of Mississippi
B.A. (1996) | Political Science
John C. Calhoun Community College
A.A. (1994) | Political Science
Assistant District Attorney
Sumner County District Attorney
Lead prosecutor in all areas of serious felony cases from Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Aggravated Rape and Incest to First Degree Murder. Vehicular Crimes prosecutor 8 years, Domestic Violence prosecutor 6 years, Special Victims Crimes prosecutor 2 years, Juvenile crimes prosecutor 9 years. Vertical prosecution from General Sessions to Criminal Court provided extensive experience at all phases of the criminal law process.
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A: It all depends on the agency with whom you are on probation. If they check the arrest records regularly and act quickly, the VOP may issue before you get to bond out. The commissioner or magistrate could check your record when making your bond and see you are actively on probation and notify the PO and raise your bond. There is no way to answer your question easily. Best bet is to hire an attorney and have the attorney get a deal in place with your PO for you to turn yourself in on the Vandalism and the VOP warrant so you are not throwing bad money after good.
A: In most jurisdictions you would probably have an additional VOP warrant out for your arrest but only within the state of TN and the SOL for the misdemeanor is 1 year. If you have been gone 6 years the SOL has probably passed but I imagine they have not purged your warrant so if you are driving through the state and get pulled over you could go to jail for an active warrant. You will still need to answer for it and get the active warrants taken care of in a very simple process. You should hire an attorney in that jurisdiction to gather all the necessary paperwork so you can turn yourself in, get processed and then get a court date and get the warrants dismissed. That way you won't be looking over your shoulder anytime you need to travel through TN.
A: You can always just plead guilty and the Judge can sentence you accordingly- Depending on how you are charged- It is a class B misdemeanor (6 months) or an A misdemeanor (11 months and 29 days) and the sentence could be full suspended, split confinement or a "to serve" sentence. If you have 2 or more indecent exposure charges, the DA can enhance your punishment to an E felony (1-2 years). However, if a minor was involved, there could be much more severe consequences. Unless I am facing only a speeding ticket, I would have an attorney.