Emotional Support Animals and Renting

By Jedidiah McKeehan A recent trend in America is the use of animals in a medically prescribed way for emotional purposes.  Medical research has determined that animals can provide a calming effect on individuals.  True, these animals (usually dogs, but I suppose it could be any animal), do provide a real and noticeable difference on […]

What is perjury?

By Jedidiah Mckeehan Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-16-792 defines perjury as occurring when, (a)  A person commits an offense who, with intent to deceive: (1)  Makes a false statement, under oath; (2)  Makes a statement, under oath, that confirms the truth of a false statement previously made and the statement is required or authorized by […]

How Do I Prove the Accident Was the Other Driver’s Fault?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When I meet with individuals who are considering hiring an attorney to represent them in regard to claims they may have for injuries related to their car wreck, I always explain to them that there are two primary components that need to be present in order to win their case: liability and […]

Can I Get My DUI Expunged?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is one of the most common criminal charges in the United States.  Individuals cannot seem to resist consuming alcohol and then operating a motor vehicle. Being convicted of a DUI has very serious implications.  Not only will you have to serve jail time, you will also lose […]

How Can Someone’s Probation Be Violated?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Every single day, in courtrooms across America, criminal defendants are pleading guilty to crimes with which they have been charged and entering agreements to serve their sentences on probation. This is a good thing.  If everyone who pleads guilty went to jail, the jails would not just be overcrowded, they would be […]

Wage Garnishment

By Jedidiah McKeehan Almost every day in almost every county in America, people are getting sued because they owe money to someone. It can be a credit card debt, a medical debt, or back rent that individuals and companies are suing on to collect the money they are owed. Let’s say that a lawsuit is […]

Where do I sit in a courtroom?

By Jedidiah McKeehan As an attorney, I occasionally forget some of the most basic things about going to court and being involved in a legal proceeding.  Most people have never had to go to court, or even had to contact an attorney, which is a good thing. One of the things that people ask me […]

Legal Separation or divorce for Christians

By Jedidiah McKeehan When people ask me about my personal position on the concept of divorce, I tell them, “I am not pro-divorce, I am pro people being happy.”  I would never, and do not, push people toward getting a divorce. Some people are hesitant to file for divorce because of religious reasons.  There are […]

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

By Jedidiah McKeehan When we think of a “family unit,” in our heads, many of us will think of a married husband and wife and their children born to them while the couple is married.  However, as we all know, families take on many forms.  The family unit can take on many variations and sometimes, […]

What is Parole?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may be watching the news, or reading an article online about a high-profile criminal case and the criminal defendant is found guilty and sentenced to a long prison sentence. What the articles and stories usually do not discuss is how much of that sentence the defendant will actually have to spend […]

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