Map of 201 Poplar
Hi, I’m Jeff Lee, trial attorney practicing in Memphis, Tennessee.
When I first began practicing criminal defense in Memphis, I was most surprised by the fact that there is very little information about what time court starts, how to find the proper division, and an explanation of the different kinds of courts in Memphis.
So here’s what I did – I put together a post card with my information and also the information for all of the different courts, and I’m going to make it available on my web site. I invite you to use this card whether you hire me or someone else, because I want to make sure that you get to the right division at the right time. Most courts begin at 9 a.m. There are a few exceptions to that, but the exceptions begin after 9 a.m., so if you get to 201 Poplar by then, you should be in the right place (unless you have some kind of other appointment with Pre-Trial Services or someone else). (Obviously, if you are represented, you should contact your attorney and rely on his or her advice, not the general information provided in this video).
If you’re in General Sessions, you’re going to come into 201 Poplar and go down to the Lower Level. You will probably be surprised to find that many of the divisions are not arranged sequentially, meaning that you may go from 7 to 8 to 9 to 10, and then you have to go across the hall to find 11, and then you find out that Divisions 14 and 25 are on the second floor! All of that information is on my post card.
If you’re in Criminal Court, you’re going to have to take the elevators on the first floor (or the ground floor) up to anywhere between floors Two through Seven.
Why am I telling you this information, and why did I spend my own time putting this information on my web site? The answer is because I’m passionate about criminal defense, and I don’t want you to lose for the wrong reasons, like showing up late or sitting in the wrong court division. You can lose for the wrong reasons because you’re not prepared or because your attorney is not communicating with you.
Here’s what I want you to do: if you looked at that card and you’re still confused about where to go and when to get there, I want you to give me a call, and I’d be glad to help you. Now, you’re going to have to call before 8:55 a.m., but I will happily do my best to try to help you find the information you need to get where you need to go.
I’m Jeff Lee, and I’m glad to provide this information. Thanks for watching.
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