Useful Information About the Free Expungement Clinic

The Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA) will be hosting a Free Expungement Clinic on Saturday, July 30, 2021. Our office wanted to take a minute to share more about this event.

An expungement is the legal process to erase or destroy criminal records. Once a criminal record is expunged, the clerk destroys all record of it.

In Rutherford County Criminal Courts, there are different types of cases that can be expunged:

  • First, cases that have been dismissed can be expunged. Even though the case has been dismissed, that charge may still show on a background check—you have the right to have it expunged!
  • Second, cases that have been retired or diverted can be expunged. These are legal processes through which the prosecutors agree to have the case expunged at some later date, not right away.
  • Third, some convictions may be eligible to be expunged. We are not handling these at the July Expungement Clinic, but we can help guide you through this process even if it can’t be completed that day.

For most cases, the expungement process requires hiring a lawyer or contacting the District Attorney. At this clinic, however, volunteer attorneys will be on hand to assist applicants who may be eligible to have their records expunged.

Expungements are a great asset to our community. They can help people clear up criminal records that may prevent employment, housing, or other advancement opportunities. If you or someone you know needs help with an expungement, never hesitate to reach out. At the least, we can point you in the right direction!

For more information on the 2021 RCCBA Expungement Clinic, you may visit: www.MurfreesboroLawyer.com/expungements.

Rutherford County’s Favorite Lawyers for Eighth Straight Year

The Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly has been voted Rutherford County’s Favorite Law Office once again, earning recognition for exceptional legal services for an impressive eighth straight year. Murfreesboro Attorney Scott Kimberly also received recognition as Rutherford County’s Favorite Lawyer.

On behalf of our entire staff, Scott and Chase want to take a moment to say thank you for your support in the 2020 Ruthies Awards. We are honored to win another two awards for distinguished lawyers in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, bringing the total to fourteen awards over the past eight years.

If you or someone you know are going through a difficult time, whether it involves divorce in Rutherford County, child custody lawyers, being arrested in Rutherford County, or all of the above, call the law office that has been recognized by its community for an unprecedented eight consecutive years.

We are here to help. When it matters most!

Are Courts Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

We have been asked a lot in recent weeks are courts open during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The short answer is yes!

The Tennessee Supreme Court entered an Order to suspend all in-person court appearances, with certain exceptions. What that means is that most court appearances have either been moved to a new court date or conducted via video conferencing software.

Our office practices primarily in Criminal Defense (DUI, Drug Possession, Domestic Assault, etc.) and Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Plan Modification, etc.). For our practice, here is how the court dates have been affected.

Criminal Defense. All criminal cases have been moved to a new court date unless the court date addresses an issue that affects your constitutional rights to post bond, to enter a plea, etc. Further, the local jail has prohibited in-person meetings with counsel, so we are meeting with our clients via video conferencing.

Court clerks and judicial offices in criminal court remain open. We continue to work on our criminal cases by filing motions, negotiating with district attorneys, and keeping regular communications with our clients. Once in-person court resumes, regular court appearances will return as well.

Family Law. As noted above, in-person court appearances are forced to move court dates. Unfortunately, we have had several cases set for trial that have been moved; however, we have worked diligently to get new court dates.

Court clerks and judicial offices in family law remain open as well. Further, the court is holding temporary hearings on a regular basis to address immediate needs of our clients. Our office has handled three of those hearings in this week alone!

Conclusion. Courts remain open, even if in-person court proceedings have been suspended for the immediate future. If you or someone you know needs an attorney who remains hard at work advocating for clients, contact our office today.

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.

Community Celebrates Murfreesboro Law Office Opening

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MURFREESBORO, TN, June 10, 2015

On Monday, Murfreesboro residents gathered to celebrate the opening of the Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly, which opened its doors earlier this year. Local attorney Scott Kimberly discussed his vision for the future of the office with those in attendance.

“I’m thrilled to open this office,” said Kimberly, “and I’m humbled by the support of those who showed up to celebrate today. Lord willing, I look forward to many years of practice here on the Murfreesboro Public Square.”

Kimberly has practiced law on the Murfreesboro Public Square for several years, recently leaving a partnership to open his own office.

Kimberly is involved in various organizations and associations throughout Rutherford County, including the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Murfreesboro Young Professionals, and the Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association.

In recent months, Kimberly lectured at Middle Tennessee State University about constitutional rights and police interaction. Kimberly also recently spoke at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on the topic of professional development.

“We are excited about being part of Scott Kimberly’s grand opening,” said Kelli Beam, Membership Director of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. “Scott is very involved in the chamber and other organizations in the community, which I believe has helped open so many doors and has given him the opportunity to open his own office.”

The Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly is located in the Historic 107 North Maple Street Building on the Murfreesboro Public Square. For more information, call 615-890-1099 or visit murfreesborolawyer.com.

Scott Kimberly
Attorney at Law
615-890-1099

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