Memphis Criminal Defense Blog

Charged with a DUI?

Charged with a DUI/DWI? PART 1 BY: Haden Lawyer, Associate Attorney at the Claiborne Ferguson Law Office Anyone can get pulled over by the police for any number of reasons. We interact daily with ...
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I Missed My Court Date....What Now?

I MISSED MY COURT DATE…… BY: John McNeil, Associate Attorney at the Claiborne Ferguson Law Office If you have a pending criminal case and you made bond or were released on your own ...
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Claiborne Furguson News - May 2015

Attorneys from The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. are often featured by various media outlets due to their involvement in the community and the courtroom. In May of 2015, Claiborne Ferguson was ...
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Claiborne Ferguson to Present at Ignite Memphis, Vol. 8

Looking for an event that will inspire you? Next week, our very own Claiborne Ferguson of the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. will be presenting at a talk called "Defending Criminals, Defending ...
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Licensed to Practice In Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi

At The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., our criminal attorney is licensed to practice in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. This can be a very important advantage to a person facing ...
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Do the Police Need a Warrant To Make an Arrest?

Many people assume or have been falsely told that the police have to obtain a warrant in order to arrest someone. This is not always the case. The police are able to make an arrest as long as they ...
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What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

The key difference to be aware of between a misdemeanor offense and felony offense is that felonies are more serious and result in significantly harsher penalties. The state of Tennessee draws a ...
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Can I Be Arrested for Drunk Driving if I Only Had One Drink?

The state of Tennessee does not arrest for DUI based on the amount of drinks that a driver has had. The intoxication level of a driver is determined using Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels. Tennessee ...
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Attorney Ferguson Speaks at CLE for The Tennessee Association of Criminal Trial Lawyers

The Tennessee Association of Criminal Trial Lawyers (TACDL) holds programs for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in order to help the members stay up to date on the laws and legal proceedings of today ...
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Petty Theft Vs. Grand Theft in Tennessee

Theft crimes are categorized between petty theft and grand (felony) theft and the penalties vary by category. Grand theft is a more serious offense and involves property with a higher value. Petty ...
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Need a Lawyer for a Drug Interdiction Stop Charge in Memphis, TN?

Tennessee strategically places drug interdiction stops throughout interstates in the state as an attempt to catch drug trafficking violators. If you have been stopped and charged with a drug crime, ...
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Charged With a Sex Crime? What to do next...

Have you been accused of a Sex Crime? If you are reading this, then chances are you have either been accused or charged. FIRST......STOP TALKING TO ANYONE, ESPECIALLY THE POLICE ABOUT THIS. Even your ...
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Desoto County Criminal Defense Attorney

The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. has added Haden Lawyer to its roster of attorneys. Mr. Lawyer is licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. This addition strengthens the criminal defense ...
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DUI/DWI Consequence and a CDL

Many times a month, we have to deal with folks charged with DUI or DWI in Desoto or North Mississippi, Tennessee, Memphis or West Memphis, Arkansas. Its a scary charge for them because the wrong ...
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Charged with a DUI in Desoto or North Mississippi

The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. is proud to announce that it has entered the North Mississippi Desoto area, permanently expanding the reach of its criminal defense attorneys. After years of ...
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How is Robbery Different from Burglary in TN?

Theft crimes are often confusing because slight variations of the crime can change the name of the offense along with the penalties. The average person often does not know the difference between a ...
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Facing Charges for a First DUI Offense in Memphis, TN?

Being charged with a DUI can be frightening and overwhelming especially if you do not know what to expect. Tennessee has strict penalties for DUI offenses and you should be aware of the consequences ...
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How can ADHD/ADD be confused for a DUI/DWI?

How can ADHD/ADD be confused for a DUI/DWI? According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), up to 80% of children diagnosed with ADHD have symptoms that persist into adolescence and up to 66% ...
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What are the Penalties for Theft in Memphis?

The penalties for theft in Tennessee vary according to the money value of the property. Theft offenses can be charged as Class A misdemeanors all the way up to a Class B felony. The penalties for any ...
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Federal Court Upholds DUI Jailing of Sober Man

Federal Court Upholds DUI Jailing of Sober Man US Court of Appeals denies relief to sober Army veteran jailed for DUI. The Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals on Tuesday saw no problem with jailing a ...
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Penalties For Child Pornography in Tennessee

In the United States, child pornography is visually depicting a minor who is under the age of 18 engaging in sexual activity. This is not just videotaping, this law includes photographs or any ...
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Facing a Shoplifting Charge in Memphis, Tennessee?

Theft crimes in Tennessee are not handled lightly. Shoplifting is one type of theft crime that has severe penalties if convicted. A charge for shoplifting involves large potential fines along with ...
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New York Nanny Accused of Killing 2 Kids in Her Care

A New York nanny was arrested last year for the alleged murder of two young children who were in her care; the children were 2 and 6 years old. All around the country, working parents are relying on ...
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Porn Star appears in court and vindicates man charged with child porn

Colombian-born Spanish porn star Lupe Fuentes is 4'9, weighs just 79 pounds, and, early in her career, was marketed as "Little Lupe" and "the world's youngest-looking porn ...
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Memphis Criminal Court Judge Otis Higgs Dies Unexpectedly.

Memphis Criminal Court Judge Otis Higgs Dies Unexpectedly. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs, a pioneering judge and public servant, died suddenly on Friday. The lose will be felt ...
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