Certain federal and state laws give rights and protections to individuals with disabilities. School children with disabilities most often rely upon the federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004, but state statutes also give rights and protections to individuals with disabilities. The IDEA defines the meaning of the term “disability,” […]
President Trump signed two executive orders in January that allow Customs and Border Protection to hire an additional 5,000 agents, and for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hire an additional 10,000. The goal is to provide more resources to the Department of Homeland Security to remove any undocumented individuals and families living in the […]
It is no secret that our country is in the grip of an opioid abuse epidemic. Stories about opioid-related overdoses are in the news. In Tennessee, however, we are facing another battle against the use, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of methamphetamines. The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force reports that while the number of meth […]
After a civil lawsuit is filed, the plaintiff and the defendant may require the other side and other witnesses to testify under oath, outside the courtroom, about the dispute or matter, or to testify in a deposition. Though no judge is present, the answers are recorded and the party or witness testifying takes an […]
While lawyers know the law, they depend on their clients – and the other party in a lawsuit – to learn the specific facts. Learning about the facts from the other party is accomplished through a process called written discovery.
In civil cases (cases where one party sues another party for money damages), written discovery […]
In the United States, we honor the rule of law. The U.S. prides itself on its system of justice where laws apply to all and where a powerful elite’s whims do not control the outcome of controversies or disputes. The law holds citizens accountable and defines their rights and responsibilities. Controversies and disputes, however, […]
Many people do not understand what “criminal defense” means or involves. They see lawyers portrayed in movies or TV and believe that every trial is “all or nothing:” the accused is either guilty or innocent of the charges. However, in this area of law, the outcome often depends upon what facts can be shown, […]
The last few months have been turbulent. Many immigrants have expressed fear, sadness and anger over the proposed immigration plans coming out of the White House, and over the executive orders and travel bans. Now, more than ever, it is important to know your rights.
You have the right to remain silent. You do […]
Nashville Attorney Perry A. Craft Obtains Settlement of $200,000 in Seizure Case by a Drug Task Force
Nashville attorney Perry A. Craft obtained a settlement that required a Drug Task Force (DTF) to return to its rightful owner thousands in cash, personal property worth more than $160,000, and a late model van; altogether, about $200,000.
An elderly African-American man (WR) with health issues was driving in a late model van on the […]
There are two main categories of assault charges in Tennessee: simple assault and aggravated assault. A person who is convicted of either charge may be subject to time in jail or prison, as well as hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines, depending on the specific charges. For example, you could be charged with: