Where Should I Keep My Will?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When I draft wills for people, one conversation I have with them is where they will store their wills. It’s important to know that usually courts, especially in Tennessee, need the original of a will for it to be admitted to probate court. So whether it’s your spouse or your children, they […]

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 […]

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