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 →

If there’s one aspect of criminal procedure that most Americans are familiar with, it’s the following famous phrase: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” But what happens when a defendant is never read his or her rights? In Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court of the United States case held that police must give a MirandaRead More →

Yes! For a number of reasons: 1. Keeping your Record Clean Through A Diversion If you meet certain requirements (no prior Class A misdemeanors, no prior diversion or expungement of records), you are eligible for a diversion. Diversions come in two forms: 1) Pre-trial diversion, and 2) Judicial diversion. With a pre-trial diversion, you never have to enter a plea in the courtroom. Instead, the prosecutor might allow you to hold off your case for a length of time to determine whether you can keep from getting additional charges. At the conclusion of that time, your original charge may be dismissed at the discretion ofRead More →