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Attorney Contact With Incarcerated Inmates And Shut-Ins During Pandemic

Attorneys still have the ability to contact inmates via Skype, Zoom, Face-time, or other video chats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, shut-ins at nursing homes can be contacted by attorneys because the legal profession is deemed an “essential service” by state and federal governments. Most of these contacts are actually easier for the attorney than […]

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COVID-19 Does Not Stop Pending Lawsuits

The COVID-19 pandemic may temporarily delay a lawsuit, but it does not stop a lawsuit. While courts may be closed for all but extraordinary or emergency circumstances, cases can still be filed, discovery continues, and mediation occurs. Be sure to check with your attorney because time deadlines may be running. Legal representation is one of […]

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Wills

Every person needs a Will. Some attorneys will try to push a client into establishing Living Trust, or a Revocable Living Trust, or an Irrevocable Living Trust. For most people, a Simple Will meets the needs of the vast majority of estates. A trust is generally only a necessity for estates of 2 million dollars […]

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Experience is Needed for Juvenile Cases

A juvenile cases is a civil, not criminal proceeding. For practical purposes, the ramifications of a juvenile court adjudication of delinquency or unruly will not appear much different from an adult criminal conviction in the Minor’s immediate perception. Both carry potential probation and possible incarceration. Both can be a hinderance for future career decisions. The […]

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DUI Convictions May Be Based On Prescribed Drugs Or Marijuana Any Drug That Stimulates The Central Nervous Systrem

When most people think of “DUI,” (Driving Under the Influence), they think solely of alcohol. While alcohol consumption is the most common basis for a DUI charge, it isn’t the only basis. Prescription drugs, even taken as directed, can lead to a DUI conviction. Tenn. Code Ann. sec. 55-10-411(e). Any drug or stimulant that affects […]

Options Exist for Those Facing Courts-Martial

Soldiers that are charged with a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) can propose other punishment options instead of a “BCD” (Bad Conduct Discharge) courts-martial trial. An example of an alternative punishment would be a “Chapter 10” (Other Than Honorable) administrative discharge from the military. This option avoids a trial or potential […]