11 Legal Situations Which Could Affect Your TN Carry Permit

Much like a drivers license, a handgun carry permit in Tennessee is not a right, but a privilege which can be taken away, or not granted at all, to individuals in certain situations. The following list are a few situations which individuals should be aware of when resolving a criminal case in Tennessee and how that cases resolution could affect their ability to either obtain a carry permit, or could result in the suspension or revocation of their carry permit in Tennessee. Please note that this list is not all inclusive, but does address most of the situations which could affect a person … [Read more...]

Nashville Criminal Attorney’s ‘Did You Know’?

The origin of the word 'penitentiary' derives from the word 'penitence' meaning the sorrow for one's sins or fault. The first penitentiary in the United States was located in Philadelphia, PA - Eastern State Penitentiary which opened in 1829. Perhaps the most notable inmate was the notorious gangster, Al Capone.   … [Read more...]

Thank you Tennessee Bar Association

Today and yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend for the second time the 'CLE Blast' for attorneys at the Tennessee Bar Association in Nashville. It takes many hours of preparation for the staff to conduct the event and they inevitably put in many hours during the event itself since it goes from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. (I'd like to note that this year's event coincided with New Years Eve on Friday - and the staff will be there until at least 7 pm that evening while most of us are two (or four) drinks into the New Years celebration. It provides an excellent opportunity 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...]

Different Types of Bond in Tennessee

Different Types of Bond in Tennessee: Cash Bond (Is returned provided you show for all required court appearances) Property Bond (The property must be equal to 1.5 times the amount of bond set) Surety (Through a bail bondsman and requires ten percent of the bail by the individual who has been charged) Release on Recognizance (The court determines the individual charged is not likely to flee and no bond is necessary) In Tennessee, if the bond set exceeds $75,000.00 and the individual charged has the ability to post the bond, he must also show the court how he was able to pay the … [Read more...]

What is a Preliminary Hearing?

I’ve been charged and arrested for a crime in Nashville. I’ve been to court once and now they are talking about my preliminary hearing. What is a preliminary hearing? In Tennessee and across the United States, a preliminary hearing is a proceeding to determine whether there is sufficient probable cause that 1.) a crime has been committed and 2.) the individual who has been arrested likely committed that crime. A finding of probable cause at the preliminary hearing allows the case to proceed to trial. The preliminary hearing must occur within ten days of the initial appearance if the … [Read more...]

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