What qualities should I be looking for when getting a criminal defense attorney? When a person is charged with a criminal defense, the last thing they want to do is rummage through the Yellow Pages trying to find a criminal defense attorney. Even worse, if a defendant cannot bond out, the defendant must put his or her family up to the task. This video will help you identify the factors you should rely on when selecting a Memphis criminal defense attorney.Read More →

Learn the 10 Mistakes that Can Sabotage Your Criminal Case How would you like to receive instant, free legal information without even picking up the phone or making an appointment with an attorney? What if that information was 100% relevant to the charges you’re facing, catered to the criminal courts of Shelby County, and written by an award-winning Certified Criminal Trial Specialist? Best of all, what if that resource was provided at no cost and with no commitment? Learn the 10 mistakes that can sabotage your criminal case now! Download nowRead More →

What should I expect for my first criminal court date? Are you stressing about your first criminal court date? This video will provide guidance on what to expect. While you will probably be given more time to hire a court date, the best strategy is to hire a lawyer immediately. If you’re interested in hiring me to represent you, then call now!Read More →

Where to Park at 201 Poplar If you are visiting either the criminal courts or the jail, but you aren’t familiar with downtown, you may be wondering where to park at 201 Poplar.  Below are my recommendations. No free parking First of all, there is no complimentary parking for 201 Poplar .  There is also no validated parking by any of the offices or courts by 201 Poplar. Some people think they can get around paying for parking by using the lot of a fast food place.  Parking at a fast food lot or another business is not recommended.  The management of these establishments are on theRead More →

Do I Qualify for Tennessee’s New Expungement Law? On July 1, 2012, the Tennessee legislature created Tennessee’s new expungement law to allow many nonviolent criminal convictions to be removed from an individual’s record. To qualify under T.C.A. § 40-32-101(g), both the offense and the candidate must meet certain eligibility requirements.   1. Qualifying Offense For the offense to qualify, it must be “nonviolent,” defined as an offense without the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person or property. The offense must not contain the use of a firearm, a loss of $25,000 or greater, or be classified as a sexRead More →

It’s a fair question – why wouldn’t you want to go with the volume firms that are currently handling thousands of personal injury cases just like yours? The reason is because you’ll be treated like “Case #837” out of 1,000. In the beginning, you’ll be treated like a rock star. Perhaps the firm will even send a fancy ride to pick you up when you call. They’ll be sure to get you to sign a Retainer Agreement so that no other attorney can take your case. Then … silence, as the firm gives priority to cases that they think are worth more money. You mayRead More →

Imagine that you finally schedule that meeting to sign the settlement agreement and pick up the settlement check. But wait… did you know that the language in the settlement agreement can have drastic effects on the amount of money that you have to report to the I.R.S.? Don’t settle for vague drafting! Congress intended for Section 104(a)(2) to alleviate the tax burden of taxpayers who suffered a personal injury and received money as a result of tort litigation. Section 104(a)(2) states that notwithstanding deductions allowed under Section 213 for medical and other expenses, “gross income does not include … the amount of any damages (otherRead More →