How Little Do I Have to Make to Get an Appointed Attorney?

By Jedidiah McKeehan I have discussed before the cases for which you are eligible to receive an appointed attorney (almost exclusively criminal cases). How did this right come about? The right to an appointed attorney if you cannot afford one is a right everyone in America possesses. But before we get there, let’s review the […]

What Does Implied Consent Mean?

  By Jedidiah McKeehan One of the weirdly titled laws in Tennessee is the, “Implied Consent” statute. What in the world is implied consent? Implied consent means that by operating a vehicle on the roadways of Tennessee you have “implied your consent” to have your blood tested for the presence of drugs or alcohol if […]

What Does It Mean to Recant?

What Does It Mean to Recant?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you are watching a lawyer movie or tv show, there may be some criminal who has confessed to their crimes and is ready to testify against the crime kingpin. Then, right before the trial, someone gets to the witness and all of a sudden the witness has nothing to testify about […]

Can I change my strategy in the middle of a case?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When I am meeting with clients and we are discussing their case, I am often assailed with questions that start with, “well, what if this happens?” and “what if they do this?” and “what do I do if they do XYZ?” I do my best to answer the clients’ questions and calm […]

Rule 1: Pay Your Attorney

By Jedidiah McKeehan There is a great scene at the beginning of the movie “Lincoln Lawyer” where Matthew McConaughey’s character, Mickey Haller, is appearing in court on behalf of a criminal defendant who has not yet paid all of the money he owes to Haller. Haller stands up in front of the judge and says […]

What is Entrapment?

What is Entrapment?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may have seen a movie or tv show where a cop is undercover and trying to take down the bad guy and much to their surprise the bad guy is not committing any crimes. To complete their job, the cop may then try to talk the bad guy into committing a […]

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