Need a Bonnaroo Lawyer? We Can Help.

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is one of the most iconic music festivals on the planet. Every year, tens of thousands of people cross the globe and descend upon Middle Tennessee to watch performers from Cardi B to The Lumineers perform on the main stages.

One inevitable thing, beyond iconic performances, is numerous Bonnaroo Drug Charges.

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and many other law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for any suspicious activity that could justify a stop and search of your vehicle or person. If they find any illegal drugs, the local courts will prosecute you for charges ranging from simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia to more serious offenses like felony drug possession.

Many of the festival-goers are from out-of-state and do not know local laws, the court systems, or how to resolve charges quickly and reach the right result. That is why local representation matters using an Experienced Bonnaroo Lawyer who knows local courts, local rules, and the local district attorneys and court staff.

If you have been arrested or cited at Bonnaroo, you need a Bonnaroo Lawyer who will fight for you.

With serious risks involved with Bonnaroo Drug Charges like these, it is critically important to have an ally on your side that has a wealth of legal expertise as well as experience in the local courts. The Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly has years of experience defending drug and alcohol charges and is eager to get to work for you. We are Bonnaroo Lawyers and we are here to help.

Annual Free Divorce Giveaway on Valentine’s Day Returns

The Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly will hold its Second Annual Free Divorce Giveaway on Valentine’s Day, open for entry immediately and closing on February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

One winner, selected by the Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly, will receive a free divorce, which includes the office charging no fee for legal representation in the divorce. Please note that the client will be responsible for court costs and filing fees.

Applicants are encouraged to share their personal story as to why they deserve a free divorce.

For more information, and to submit an entry, visit www.MurfreesboroLawyer.com/FreeDivorce.

Kimberly Sworn In as Bar Association President

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Circuit Court Judge J. Mark Rogers swore in the 2019 Officers for the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA).

Judge Rogers swore in Murfreesboro Lawyer Scott Kimberly as RCCBA President. Scott is serving along with three other outstanding lawyers from the Murfreesboro area: Vice President Jennifer Potts; Secretary Catherine Mekis; and Treasurer Josh Jenkins.

WGNS Radio published a Press Release from the RCCBA covering the event.

Local Bar Committed to Serving Public Good

The Murfreesboro Voice published an article this week outlining the local bar association’s efforts to give back to the public through low-cost and no-cost legal services programs.

The article, written by Michelle Willard, provided information about the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and included information about the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association as well.

Scott currently serves as the RCCBA President and is quoted in the article in full support of the Access to Justice goals and initiatives.

To learn more about the RCCBA Pro Bono programs, you can check out the RCCBA Website at rccba.com.

How Long Will My Conviction Remain on My Criminal Record and Background Check?

I am often asked “how long will a conviction remain on my criminal record?” The answer depends on the type of conviction. Depending on the type of conviction, it will remain on your record for one of three lengths of time: (1) until the end of your probation period; (2) for five years following the end of your probation period; or (3) for the rest of your life.

A criminal conviction is removed through expungement, which means to erase that criminal conviction from your record.

Expungement through Diversion
Under a diversion program, a defendant pleads guilty and enters into a probation period. If the defendant completes all the conditions of probation, and the probation period ends, the defendant can return to court and have the charge expunged from his record at that time.

Through a diversion program, a criminal conviction will remain on your criminal record until you return to court after the probation period and have it expunged.

Expungement through T.C.A. 40-32-101(G)
Under T.C.A. 40-32-101(G), a person may have a conviction expunged from their criminal record if: (1) the conviction qualifies for removal; (2) the person has had no criminal convictions since that conviction; and (3) the person has waited at least five years from the end of the sentence to ask for expungement.

If you meet all three requirements, you can petition the court to have your conviction expunged. Through this process, a criminal conviction will remain on your record for at least five years from the end of your sentence.

Convictions that cannot be Expunged
Unfortunately, there are some crimes that simply cannot be expunged from your criminal record. In such a situation, a conviction will remain on your criminal record, and be discovered in background checks, for the rest of your life.

To learn more about expungement, and to learn how you can access the courts to have your convictions removed, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.