Can You Deny Police Entry to Your Home?

Do the Police have a legal right to enter? Police entering the homes and apartments of Memphis’ residents, especially the city’s college students, has been a growing hot topic. It is not only timely, but important to prudently discuss the state of Tennessee’s laws that detail when police officers have the legal right to enter your home and also provide essential information oriented towards the rights we all have in terms of granting or denying permission to enter. First and …
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Can you beat a breathalyzer test?

Memphis Breathalyzer Tests We live in an age remarkable for its precise scientific instruments. Astronomers tell us they can not only find planets orbiting stars dozens or even hundreds of light-years away, but even tell us what kind of atmosphere those worlds might have; electron microscopes allow medical researchers to examine the structure of a single virus or to map the human genome; some high-speed cameras can record up to a trillion frames a second, fast enough to catch light …
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Tennessee Gun Laws

What are Tennessee Gun Laws? Tennessee has some of the most lenient gun laws in the United States, but there are several wrinkles within the law that every gun owner in the state needs to know about and be prepared to encounter with local law enforcement. Essentially the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, is largely upheld throughout Tennessee, but the state government has the power to regulate any person’s wearing of arms with a view in …
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I Received a Bench Warrant…Now What?

What is a Bench Warrant? Many of my clients call me  about Bench Warrants. In fact, it is a frequent occurrence in Memphis, and I’ve had a lot of experience getting bench warrants recalled. If you get a Bench Warrant in Memphis, Tennessee, call Daniel Hamilton at (901) 612-2176 . If you miss your court date, the judge issues a Bench Warrant. A Bench Warrant is basically an order for the authorities to arrest you. Once a Bench Warrant is issued, …
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10 Frequently Asked Questions about DUI in Memphis

Note: This information is applicable to Tennessee DUI law as of May 10, 2015. DUI laws in Tennessee are subject to change, and they change often. This post is not offered as legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking a criminal defense attorney for legal advice about a DUI arrest and/or associated charges, contact Memphis Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel Hamilton directly at (901) 612-2176 . 1. If I am charged with a DUI Offense, should I …
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