COVID-19 and You – How is the Corona Virus Affecting Your Criminal Case?
The Supreme Court of Tennessee has issued an order effective through the end of March that cancels court for almost everybody. There are some exceptions, but for most people this means that they will not be appearing in court until at least early April. What does this means for you?
What if a court date for me or my loved one is in March?
Unless you or your loved one is incarcerated, the court date will likely be moved to a later date. The important thing for you to remember is that whenever your new court date is scheduled, you or an attorney on your behalf must be present in court. Depending on your case, we may be able to have your appearance waived so that you need not appear in court for the initial appearance. If you have not yet hired an attorney, you must attend every court date without fail.
What if my loved one is incarcerated?
Depending on the circumstances, the time may be ripe to ask for your loved one’s bail bond to be reduced. The Corona virus is particularly dangerous to people with compromised immune systems, i.e. the elderly, transplant recipients, HIV/AIDS patients, pregnant women, etc. Even if your loved one is not part of one of these vulnerable groups, overcrowding in the jails puts everyone at risk. Contact Frank Lannom Law Group and we may be able to help.
If my court date is moved, should I wait to hire an attorney?
Absolutely not. Time is our friend. The earlier we are able to begin work on your case, the better. By contacting us early, you can help us to help you better and may result in an earlier resolution to your case.