Tennessee lawmakers are exploring legislation that would change the state’s current child support felony rule. Currently, the state requires that felons must be current with their child support payments before their voting rights can be restored. Current law also requires that felons pay all court fines and court-ordered restitution before they can be given […]
Applicants for a US immigration visa may be required to attend a formal interview, usually in their homeland at a US Embassy or Consulate. The applicant and the applicant’s lawyer should be sent letters or emails from the National Visa Center (NVC) about the time and place for the interview along the with need […]
While being found guilty is devastating, there may still be ways to overturn the decision or reduce the sentence. There are different remedies that can be asserted depending on the facts of the case, the legal arguments that were made, and other factors. Here are the general rules.
After being found guilty, there is usually […]
There are many different types of visas that foreigners can seek to enter the United States for a short term or permanently. Each type of visa has its own set of requirements. The main types of immigration visas that Tennessee residents seek for relatives are immediate relative visas and family sponsored visas.
Immigrant visas available […]
Recently, Donald Q. Cochran, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, announced a new plan with Nashville Mayor David Briley to fight gun crime. The plan or initiative, according to Cochran, “is a proactive, forensics-based, data-driven strategy to reduce violent crime by focusing on the rapid collection, analysis, and investigation of […]
All men, women, and children should be treated with dignity and respect. Sadly, this is not always the case; some children experience and endure bullying. There are zero tolerance policies for bullying in many schools, but not all schools deal with bullying effectively.
Bullying zero tolerance is a term referring to anti-bullying policies, laws, and […]
The fiancé(e) K-1 nonimmigrant visa is an authorized way for a U.S. Citizen to bring a fiancé into the country, so the couple can be married. The marriage must take place within 90 days of the day the fiancé entering the United States. The visa is the legal document necessary to allow the fiancé’s […]
Once a person files a lawsuit, a hearing or set of hearings ordinarily follows. However, the term hearing conveys different meanings, depending on the context. A hearing may present a party’s chance to present or defend a motion in his, her, or its case. A trial is a hearing on the merits of a […]
In the previous weeks, Perry A. Craft settled two lawsuits against institutions of higher learning. The suits asserted that the colleges had discriminated against students, questioned the process for dismissals, or raised issues with the honor code processor.
In a separate matter, at a yet different college, students were accused of violating the honor code. […]
Perry A. Craft was invited to speak at a program for lawyers and business professionals in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Craft accepted the invitation, and on December 19, 2018, he gave two presentations. He first spoke about principles governing, and pitfalls related to, contracts; he then delivered a speech about the law relating to covenants […]