Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Please drink responsibly if you are celebrating tonight!  Take a taxi.  DUI charges are very expensive.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day - Tis' the season for Domestic Assault

What happens when you combine a holiday with high romantic expectations, drinking, and  disappointment?  Domestic Assault.  Domestic Assault is a class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and takes away your right to carry or possess a weapon.  Missing chocolates or jewelry is not worth the hassle of attorney fees and possible jail time.  Have a nice dinner at home and get some Net flix.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Double Jeapordy

Amanda Knox is waiting to hear verdict of her murder case for the third time.  She was found guilty at her first trial, and to put it simplistically it was overturned.  On the second trial, she was found not guilty.  In our system, the fight would be over.  She was acquitted.  The prosecutors could not pursue the case again because jeopardy would attach and her case would be over.  However, in the italian system, the verdict, regardless of what it may be, can be appealed.  When does it become a vendetta?  When does it ever stop?  I guess the theory is lets try every possible theory of a case until something sticks.  I don't know if she is guilty or innocent.  I was not there.  However, it does appear there is a lack of evidence and a tainted crime scene.  It is time to let go.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Out of the Office

The Carriker Law Office is closed from 8/28 through 9/6.  I will be returning phone calls and emails.  In the case of an emergency, I have someone covering my cases for me.  You can contact the main office of 901-529-8500 to get the name of the attorney covering my cases if you have a date while I am out.  Thanks.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crime is senseless

Every day we go about our lives.  Going to work, the gym, the grocery store.  Events like the bombing at the Boston Marathon are senseless, however, we cannot live our lives in fear.  Whether it is a senseless crime or a car wreck, each day could be our last.  The only thing we can do is attempt to be safe and most importantly keep living our lives as we always would.  Life will pass you by if you are always in fear.  Don't let events like this keep you from living life to the fullest.  Then the individual/individuals have accomplished their goal.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oh you crazy Sovereign Citizens.

Moorish Americans Say Squatter was 'Kidnapped'

The show continues on with this sovereign citizen group making allegations that this Defendant was kidnapped  and now being held ransom by the evil United States government.  The First Amendment provides us with the freedom of speech, however, that does not mean that whatever comes out of your mouth is the truth.  We all make claims every day, some true and some false.  The majority of sovereign citizens I see in court do not really hold true to an ideology, but are attempting to get something for nothing and not be penalized legally.  It is called stealing.  If you are charged with a crime, do not make this idiotic claim.  It is in your best interest to cooperate with the court and your attorney so you can receive the best possible result.  The individuals who make these claims are only making life harder on themselves.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Think Before You Speak!

2 officers relieved of duty for apparent threat
Yes, we have freedom of speech in our country, but you should exercise that freedom cautiously.  We live in a world where there are random acts of violence everyday.  People retaliate against strangers and loved ones due to problems at work and home.  These officer could be blowing off some steam due to cut backs and other work place politics.  However, their words were of extreme violence.  Violence that occurs often in the work place.  It does not matter if they really meant the threat or not.  It has to be taken seriously.  If you have issues, talk about them in the privacy of your home, not at work.  We are now a society that has to be proactive and take every threat seriously to avoid tragedy.  Exercising your right to free speech shouldn't end in being fired from your job, but there is a definite difference between a threat and a complaint.  Be smart.  Vent at