Finding out that you’re under criminal investigation is a scary feeling. All of a sudden, so many uncertainties will fill your mind. What’s going to happen to me? Am I going to jail? Will I lose my job? Are they going to come arrest me in my home, in front of my neighbors and family?…

Stalking in Tennessee is defined as “a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested, and that causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.” Stalking is a serious charge that can…

The crime of harassment in Tennessee is a serious matter.  It is usually a Class A misdemeanor punishable up to 11 months and 29 days, although in some cases it could be a felony.  If you have been charged with this offense in the Memphis area, contact a Memphis criminal lawyer for help in defending…

The federal sentencing guidelines determine the punishment for crimes committed under U.S. federal law. The guidelines are used in all United States federal courts throughout the country. State laws do not apply. If you have been charged with a federal crime in Memphis or West Tennessee, your case will be heard at the federal district…

Tennessee sexual offenses are codified in Title 39 of the Tennessee Code Annotated, Chapter 13, Part 5. Sex crimes are among the most serious offenses and many carry lifetime consequences. Tennessee sex offenses range from traditional person-to-person crimes such as rape or sexual battery, to internet-based crimes such as exploitation of a minor. If you…

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…

The following questions and answers are offered to help those who have been charged with a crime in the Memphis area. Where will I have to go for court? If you have been charged in Memphis, you will go to the Criminal Court building downtown at 201 Poplar Ave.  Your case will be heard in…

Two compelling interests must be weighed in analyzing sobriety checkpoints: the need to protect the public from impaired drivers, and a citizen’s Fourth Amendment right to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure.  Tennessee allows the use of such checkpoints, but only when operated under strict guidelines.  Although the crime of driving under the influence and its…

A vehicle search, just like any other search conducted by the government, is subject to the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and may include searches performed without a warrant. However, because vehicles are mobile, unlike homes, and because an individual’s expectation of privacy is less in a vehicle,…

“Four pounds…we’re talking two, three hundred boxes of sinus pills.  There ain’t that many smurfs in the world.”  –Breaking Bad Tennessee Code Annotated Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 417 makes it a crime to manufacture, deliver or sell methamphetamine, or to possess with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver. If the amount is .5…

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