Feb 14, 2019

Project Safe Nashville and Gun Crime

By |Feb 14, 2019|Criminal Charges|

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 […]

Feb 8, 2019

Bullying Zero Tolerance

By |Feb 8, 2019|Education|

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 […]

Jan 24, 2019

What Are K-1 Visas?

By |Jan 24, 2019|Visas|

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 […]

Jan 18, 2019


By |Jan 18, 2019|Legal Matters|

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 […]

Jan 8, 2019

Perry A. Craft Settles Two Lawsuits against Colleges on Behalf of His Clients

By |Jan 8, 2019|Education|

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. […]

Jan 8, 2019

Perry A. Craft Speaks at Multiple Conferences

By |Jan 8, 2019|Legal Matters|

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 […]

Nov 21, 2018

Defenses to RICO Charges

By |Nov 21, 2018|Criminal Charges|

“RICO” is an abbreviation for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The original purpose of the law, enacted in 1970, was to prosecute the Mafia, a then highly organized Italian-American criminal society. Prosecutors however have broadly used RICO to prosecute organized crime at its roots, with the goal of shutting down entire criminal […]

Nov 12, 2018

Honor Codes and Honor Code Violations

By |Nov 12, 2018|Education|

Colleges and universities often have honor codes. These honor codes typically require students not to give or receive aid on tests, exams, papers or assignments – or in other words, not to cheat. They may carry other requirements regarding student conduct or behavior. The honor code is typically explained when a student starts college, […]

Oct 31, 2018

How Do Jury Challenges Work in Tennessee Criminal Cases?

By |Oct 31, 2018|Criminal Charges|

Jury selection is one of the most important parts of any criminal case. Criminal defense lawyers fight to include jurors who will not automatically assume the police officer is credible and that the State or government witnesses must be telling the truth. The Judge instructs the jury that any reasonable doubt means they must […]

Oct 17, 2018

Undocumented Sponsors of Immigrant Children Are Being Arrested by ICE

By |Oct 17, 2018|Immigration|

The immigration concerns for undocumented immigrants are now extending to sponsors for undocumented children. According to Vice News, Matthew Albence, an official for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), stated recently that there is a new joint memo between ICE and the US Department of Health and Human Services. That memo is an agreement, […]

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