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Can You Get a DUI in Memphis for Driving on Prescription Drugs?

With more and more medications being prescribed these days, it is possible in Memphis, TN to be charged with Driving Under the Influence of prescription drugs. Many clients wrongfully believe that if a medication is prescribed by a doctor, then it is okay to take such and still operate a motor vehicle. Common Impairments of Medications Just because a medication is prescribed doesn’t offer protection from a possible arrest if the side effects of the drug impair your ability to... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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How Does Probation Work in Memphis, TN?

If you have been found guilty of a felony or misdemeanor crime in Memphis, TN then you are subject to being sentenced for said crime. The sentence can involve jail time, fines or probation, or a combination of each. If you are sentenced to probation in Memphis, TN then the court is essentially saying that they will not order you to jail if you agree to adhere to certain court-ordered conditions for a pre-determined period of time. This includes judicial diversion, which is probation, but... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Grand Jury Process in Memphis, TN

Criminal court cases that go through the grand jury in Memphis, TN follows a similar process as most major counties across Tennessee. As we previously wrote about here , the majority of criminal court cases in Memphis, TN start at the General Sessions court level. If your case cannot be resolved and disposed of in General Sessions court, then the matter will be bound over to the grand jury. While most misdemeanor cases are resolved at the General Sessions level, many felony charges will... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Things to Know Before Going to Court at 201 Poplar

If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Memphis, Shelby County, TN then you probably have a million questions that need to be answered prior to your scheduled court date. If you have never been to 201 Poplar to face criminal charges in Memphis, TN then you are probably feeling confused, anxious, scared, and overwhelmed. While that is completely understandable, having the right criminal defense representation , and knowing the following tips can help things out. The... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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What Is Booking and Processing in Memphis Jails?

Typically, when an individual is physically arrested for a crime or is issued a misdemeanor citation in Memphis, TN, he/she will go through a process called booking and processing. Booking in processing is a way for the courts to obtain relevant and personal information about a Defendant prior to their first court appearance. The booking and processing procedure will also allow the courts to put defendants into the court’s database for future reference and identification. ... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, May 27, 2021
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