Six Things to Look for When Hiring a Criminal or DUI Lawyer in Nashville

1. A Lawyer who has Experience Defending Criminal Cases and DUI’s in Nashville. The law may be the same, but each court will be different with its procedures, likes and dislikes. No amount of education can substitute for experience. The best criminal defense or DUI lawyers will be familiar with the procedures of each court and know the judges and prosecutors tendencies to do things in a particular manner. With a former Metropolitan – Nashville and Davidson County prosecuting attorney on staff, our Nashville criminal and DUI defense lawyers have years of experience handling thousands of … [Read more...]

Nashville Criminal Attorney Explains: The Fourth Amendment’s Application to an Arrest

What is the Fourth Amendment? The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” What protections does it provide? The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides all citizens the right to be free from unreasonable searches … [Read more...]

Nashville Criminal Attorney Explains: What is the difference in Tennessee between burglary, robbery and theft?

Robbery in Tennessee. Most people recognize these terms as being some form of theft with each involving some degree of violence or force. You may be surprised to learn a few distinctions between the Tennessee crimes. As defined by Tennessee law, Robbery is the intentional or knowing theft of property from the person of another by violence or putting the person in fear. For example, the use of a threat placing the victim in fear while committing the crime of theft would be an example of a person committing the crime of robbery. The same criminal using a gun or a knife would be considered … [Read more...]

Questions about Tennessee Law?

General Questions Please feel free to use our contact page to submit general questions about Tennessee law. We will do our best to address general questions about Tennessee law in our blog. Please also understand that the questions must be general in nature. We cannot answer nor will we address your particular legal situation over through our website. If you have questions about a specific legal matter in which you are currently involved, please contact our office at (615) 829 - 8259. Our Nashville lawyers handle cases in the following areas: Criminal Cases With a Former … [Read more...]

Tennessee Supreme Court Issues Stay on Executions

After a series of events beginning with the challenge of Tennessee execution procedures in a Nashville court, a ruling by a Nashville judge those procedures were unconstitutional, and a subsequent modification to those procedures which would permit the execution to move forward, a ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court permitting the executions to move forward and finally the reconsideration by the Tennessee Supreme Court to allow the criminal defense attorneys for the death row inmates an opportunity to rebut the constitutionality of the modified execution procedures. The execution for … [Read more...]

Nashville Attorney Now on YouTube

Please visit our Nashville Attorney YouTube channel where we will occasionally post video-blogs about commonly asked questions. Our first video-blog is with Nashville Criminal Attorney and Former Davidson County Assistant District Attorney, Joel Crim, where he discusses Miranda Rights and their applicability to arrests and police interrogations. Whether you have been charged with a crime in Tennessee or have been injured in a car accident,  contact our Nashville Attorneys with any questions concerning your legal situation. … [Read more...]

New DUI Law Would Lower Legal Limit in Texas to .05

From Your Nashville Attorney: That’s right, .05. Texas lawmakers have proposed new legislature which would make it a criminal offense to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of between .05 and .07. The new law, a DWAI or Driving While Ability Impaired, which will be up for debate during January 2011 legislative session, has the support of the Austin Police Chief as well as Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD). Based on an examination of blood alcohol charts, it would take anyone who weighs less than 140 lbs approximately two drinks in the course of an hour to reach .05 and … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from your Nashville Criminal Lawyers

Your Nashville Criminal Lawyers would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanskgiving. It is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the appreciation we have for our family and friends. Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th. In the event of an emergency please use our contact page to send us an email and we will do our best to contact you as soon as possible. Again, Happy Thanksgiving from your Nashville Criminal Defense Attorneys, Michael Shipman and Joel Crim. … [Read more...]

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