Criminal Defense If you have been charged with a crime in the Memphis area, Mr. Jones is the attorney for you. He takes on everything from driving offenses to drug offenses to violent crimes, providing fair legal representation for clients from diverse backgrounds. Mr. Jones will appear in court on your behalf, investigate your case, and ensure you get a fair trial. He has the courtroom and jury trial experience you need to provide the defense in your case you deserve
About Shannon A. Jones Attorney at Law
Representing clients in Memphis, Tennessee
Built on the intensive attention to crucial details that we give to clients’ legal issues, you can be sure that you will be taken care of properly if you come to us. We always begin with a Free Consultation that allows you to get to know us and us to get to know you. We want to be familiar with every detail pertaining to your unique situation so that nothing gets overlooked. At the same time, we are experienced, result-oriented, lawyers who never let the details get in the way of helping you achieve the outcomes that are important to you.
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To prevent problems by heading off possible future legal issues before they arise, thorough careful planning and well-drafted, clear, documents are essential. If a dispute has already arisen, our Law Office will assist you to reach a cost-effective resolution as quickly as possible.
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CLIENT TESTIMONIALPatrick BarnesAttorney endorsementsShannon Jones is a former General Sessions judge, and is one of the best, most knowledgeable attorneys in West Tennessee. His rating really doesn’t do him justice. As a lawyer, I know who I’d hire if I were in trouble, and I wouldn’t hesitate in hiring Shannon Jones. He’s a 10.0 for sure.
DUI cases can result in serious consequences, from jail time and high fines to increased expenses just to be able to drive again. Let Mr. Jones' experience in these cases work for you. He knows the intricacies of dui laws in Tennessee, and will ensure that you get a fair trial and all of your rights are protected. Mr. Jones believes that every DUI case should be treated as a serious criminal offense to ensure that his clients are afforded every right available in these cases,
Most people see speeding tickets and other traffic violations more as a big inconvenience than as a criminal offense. Mr. Jones can help to take the inconvenience out of this situation and ensure that you are afforded all the rights to which his clients are entitled. He will appear on your behalf in traffic court and, in many cases, keep the violation off of your driving record, as well as make sure that any costs or fines are properly paid. .
Family law matters are always difficult for all involved and very often become much more complicated than initially anticipated by either party. Mr. Jones has very strong personal beliefs about the sanctity of marriage and the importance of keeping families together. However, situations arise where the necessity of legal representation is inevitable and unavoidable. Mr. Jones has vast experience in child custody, visitation and support cases, as well as all other areas of family law. He believes that, when legal action is necessary, the rights of his client and the safety and welfare of the children should always come first! Mr. Jones will diligently work to protect and care for the children involved in his cases and will always advocate for his client. .
Who will get custody of my children?
Custody of the children is one of the most difficult issues in a divorce case. In Colorado, custody is referred to as an "allocation of parental responsibilities." Parental responsibilities includes decision making authority, parenting time, and the payment of child support. When allocating parental responsibilities, a Judge will carefully examine several factors, including the lifestyles of the parties, the wishes of the children, and any evidence of prior child or spouse abuse. The ultimate determination must be based on what is in the best interests of the child.
What is a paternity action?
A paternity action involves an allocation of parental responsibilities for a child whose parents were never married. The paternity action is started the same was as a divorce, with the filing of a Petition and Summons. However, a paternity case involves additional procedures for the determination of birth parents, usually through DNA testing. Once the birth parents are identified the Court will proceed with establishment of decision making authority, parenting time and child support, based on what is in the best interests of the child.
How much child support will be ordered?
the amount of child support is based on the income of the parties and is determined by a formula under the child support guidelines. Other variables included in the child support calculation include health insurance premiums, day care costs, the child's primary residence, and parenting time. Child support is payable until a child turns 19 or is emancipated. Child support arrears accrue interest at the rate of 12% and there are several methods available for the collection of back support. Parents may request a modification of child support at any time during their case, provided they can show a substantial and continuing change in the financial circumstances of either party.
WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT A CRIMINAL LAWYER?
As soon as you have been arrested and detained by a law enforcement officer, they are required by law to tell you that you have the right to remain silent and that you have the right to an attorney. Although both of these rights should be exercised immediately, you should waste no time in contacting a legal professional. In doing so, you may be able to gain a clearer understanding of what steps to take next and then start on devising a viable defense strategy. The sooner you take action in the interest of your defense, the better off you will be. What is also important to understand is that choosing the right attorney is just as crucial to the outcome of your case.
SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY FOR MINOR CHARGES?
Unfortunately, a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that their charges are "minor." Even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, the consequences of a conviction could follow you around for the rest of your life. For this reason, you should always take the time to learn more about your charges and the defense options that are available to you. Our firm has helped countless individuals to reduce the impact of a criminal conviction, and we stand ready to fight for you.
DO I HAVE TO SPEAK TO THE POLICE AFTER AN ARREST?
What many people do not realize is that you are not required to give any sort of statement to a law enforcement officer following your arrest. As explained in the Miranda warning that will be read to you at the time of your arrest, you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to an attorney. Both of these rights should be invoked as soon as possible, as anything that you say can be used against you by the prosecution during your criminal trial.
I WAS OFFERED A PLEA BARGAIN. SHOULD I TAKE IT?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may or may not be in your best interest to accept a plea agreement; however, you should always consult an attorney before making this decision. In doing so, you can ensure that you fully understand your rights and options, as you may also have a good chance of winning your case at trial. Let an experienced lawyer review your case by contacting the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser today.
Can I Ask That The Trial Be Held In Front Of A Judge Or Jury?
A jury trial is a constitutional right guaranteed to all citizens. In practice, however, most criminal cases are resolved before the trial can take place. The reason is that our system relies on plea bargaining to keep the courts from jamming up. When you hear about a lawyer getting charges reduced from something serious, like felony assault, to something less serious, like misdemeanor assault, that's a plea bargain. The plea bargain system is not perfect but is usually the best (and least expensive) course of action.
Shannon A. Jones, Attorney at Law
1490 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
p. (901) 562-3605
Monday: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 6pm