One of the biggest concerns of any client who comes to me for help is whether he or she will end up with a permanent criminal conviction. This is especially true of first-time offenders who have no prior record and are worried (rightfully so) about losing their job or being able to find future employment….

The crime of forgery in Tennessee is a serious offense. It’s considered a property crime because it involves money, but do not think it’s treated less seriously than “personal” crimes such as assault or robbery. If it is a case involving a great deal of money, and/or a vulnerable victim, the penalty can be stiff….

Identity Theft The Tennessee identity theft law is found in Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-14-150. It states that: (1) A person commits the offense of identity theft who knowingly obtains, possesses, buys, or uses, the personal identifying information of another: (A) With the intent to commit any unlawful act including, but not limited to, obtaining…

The Veteran’s Administration (VA), along with the Shelby County General Sessions Court, has recently begun a new program called Veteran’s Court. This program is aimed at helping U.S. veterans who have been charged with certain crimes get help through counseling and rehabilitation. Recognizing that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and resort to drug…

Germantown, Tennessee is a suburb of Memphis located in Shelby County.  Because it is outside the Memphis city limits, it has an independent municipal government including its own court system.  If you are charged with a crime in Germantown your case will be heard in the Municipal Court located at 1930 South Germantown Rd.  Germantown court convenes one…

Tennessee prescription drug crimes are very real and serious offenses.  These types of drugs are so prevalent in our society, and can become so addictive, that some people will abuse them and then do anything to keep getting their “fix.”  This may include stealing, forging prescriptions, or buying drugs off the street.  There are many types…

In Tennessee, the detention hearing is a juvenile’s first appearance before a judge after being arrested and charged with a felony offense. It’s where the judge determines if the child should be released or kept in custody until trial. How a juvenile gets charged in Memphis is going to depend on the circumstances. Sometimes, in…

The State of Tennessee has several laws regarding illegal possession of a weapon.   Gun crimes are very serious offenses, and if you have been charged you should contact a Memphis criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case.  This article will explain how Tennessee weapons possession laws work, their elements, and their punishment. Most Tennessee gun…

Collierville, Tennessee is a suburb of Memphis located in Shelby County.  Because it is outside the Memphis city limits, it has an independent municipal government including its own court system.  If you are charged with a crime in Collierville your case will be heard in the Municipal Court located at 101 Walnut Street. The Collierville municipal court…

If you’re a legal immigrant in Memphis, Tennessee and have been charged with a criminal offense, you’re facing a situation that could severely affect not only your residence in the United States, but your entire future and the future of those close to you.  You should immediately consult with a Memphis criminal defense lawyer to…

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