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Gulley Law Firm

119 South Main Street
Suite 500

Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Phone(901) 300-2505
Fax (901) 590-1512

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Law Firm Overview

The Gulley Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in Memphis, TN providing legal services to clients facing criminal charges throughout the surrounding areas of Tennessee. Founding attorney James M.
Gulley has nearly 20 years of legal experience and is well-known and respected by his colleagues, both prosecutors and other defense attorneys. The firm is dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality representation and securing the best possible outcome for every case.

The attorneys at Gulley Law Firm have experience helping clients defend against a variety of criminal charges such as DUI/DWI, traffic offenses, homicide/manslaughter, assault and other violent crimes, sex crimes, drug charges, weapons charges, federal crimes, and many other types of cases. The firm also assists clients with matters of parole and probation, as well as the sealing and/or expungement of criminal records.

Every day, society and the media push lawmakers and law officials for tougher and tougher sentences for criminal charges. This pressure can often lead to authorities infringing upon your rights. At the Gulley Law Firm, clients can rest assured that their attorney will work closely with them every step of the way and fight tirelessly to protect the rights guaranteed to them by the constitution of the United States.

Areas of Law

Areas of Law Description

The scope of our practice includes:

- Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges are typically the result of a spouse pressing charges with the district attorney. Your spouse may think it is possible to simply change his or her mind and drop the charges against you, but that is a decision only the district attorney can make, and the fact is, prosecutors rarely dismiss domestic violence charges, even if the evidence is weak. This is because prosecutors would rather lose in a domestic violence case than appear to be going easy on someone who has possibly committed an act of domestic violence.

- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Tennessee, and recently passed laws make penalties even more severe. If you have been arrested for a DUI offense, you may be facing serious fines, a loss of your driving privileges, probation, and even potential jail time. Our attorneys have helped clients defeat DUI charges, negotiate reduced penalties, and obtain minimum penalties in the event of a conviction. Please see our DUI & driving offenses page for more information about these charges.

- Suspended, Revoked, or Cancelled Driver's License

While certain driving offenses may seem minor, multiple charges can lead to a suspended, revoked, or cancelled driver's license. In addition to helping clients retain their driving privileges after a DUI charge, we have experience defending clients against a range of serious traffic-related crimes that may place driving privileges in jeopardy. Please see our DUI & driving offenses page for further information about defense against traffic crimes.

- Speeding Tickets

Too often, people simply pay speeding tickets without fighting the charges, even when defenses are available. We help clients avoid the consequences of speeding tickets, including fines and insurance rate increases, by thoroughly assessing the circumstances under which you received the ticket and using proven defense tactics to fight the charges.

- CDL Representation

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing commercial truck drivers who have been accused of drunk driving or other crimes, and are in danger of losing their commercial driver's license (CDL). These cases are often complex, as federal regulations governing the commercial trucking industry must be addressed. We work to ensure that our clients keep their CDL, and maintain their livelihood.

- Habitual Motor Vehicle Reinstatements

An underage drinking charge should not be taken lightly, for a conviction can have a lasting impact on a child's life. We defend minors against underage alcohol possession charges, always working to minimize permanent record consequences.

- Underage Alcohol Possession

An underage drinking charge should not be taken lightly, for a conviction can have a lasting impact on a child's life. We defend minors against underage alcohol possession charges, always working to minimize permanent record consequences.

- Violation of Probation

At Gulley Law Firm, we defend clients accused of violating their probation. In many instances we can negotiate with your probation officer or present evidence of extenuating circumstances, so that you may avoid jail time. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in seeking alternatives to prison, including community service, restitution, and alcohol and drug counseling.

- Restoration of Gun & Voting Rights

If you were convicted of a crime, you have lost your right to possess a firearm or your right to vote. However, you may be eligible to restore your gun or voting rights in certain circumstances. We have assisted many clients in restoration of gun and voting rights, believing that people learn from their mistakes and should not be subjected to indeterminate punishment.

- Jail Visits & Consultations

When necessary, we conduct jail visits and consultations to assess and build a case, always working with our clients whenever possible to create and present a strong defense no matter the obstacles.

- Burglary & Robbery

Burglary and robbery charges must be taken very seriously. Burglary is breaking and entering into a home, building, or vehicle with the intent to commit a felony, while robbery is the taking of money or property from another person by force, violence, or placing the victim in fear. Our attorneys understand how to break down the elements of these crimes, and may be able to show that the prosecution cannot establish each element beyond a reasonable doubt.

- Assault Cases

Our attorneys represent clients who have been charged with assault in Shelby County courts. Whether you have been charged with abuse, aggravated assault, or were arrested after a domestic dispute, our experienced lawyers can help you protect your rights. Due to their violent nature, assault offenses may be classified as felonies, which means significant penalties, including mandatory prison sentencing, may apply. Our attorneys will work to minimize the charges and the applicable sentencing.

- Drug Charges

Our attorneys have experience defending clients against a range of drug-related charges, including cultivation, possession, and other personal use charges, as well as delivery and distribution. If your vehicle was stopped and searched, resulting in a drug charge, we will fully investigate the police conduct surrounding your detention, arrest, or post-arrest interrogation, and determine the most viable course of legal action to defend you against the charges.

- Drug Court Cases

Through Drug Court, less-serious, drug abuse offenders have the opportunity to have their charges dismissed once they successfully meet all of the demands of a year-long program, including treatment, aftercare, sobriety, case management, and drug free status. We represent clients in Drug Court cases, ensuring that their interests are fairly represented during proceedings.

- Theft, Shoplifting & Bad Checks

Theft, shoplifting, and fraud-related crimes, such as writing bad checks, are particularly threatening to a defendant's permanent criminal record because they are considered crimes of moral turpitude, which are viewed extremely negatively by employers, licensing boards, and government agencies. We help clients mitigate the impact of these charges and minimize the damage to their personal lives in the event of conviction.

- Embezzlement Issues

Fraud-related charges under federal law, such as securities fraud, mortgage fraud, and embezzlement, carry severe penalties and potential federal prison sentencing. We are able to handle these potentially complex matters, implementing effective legal defenses that may overcome these charges.

- Rape & Sex Crimes

Sex offenses vary from abuse and molestation to very serious crimes, such as sexual assault and rape. When an individual is accused of a sex crime, the personal, social, and professional ramifications can be extremely negative, even if the charges are ultimately dropped or a verdict of not guilty is reached. We can help mitigate the consequences of a sex offense investigation or charge, offering the defense representation you need and deserve.

- Weapons Charges

Weapons charges, including unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon, illegal gun possession, and carrying a concealed weapon, can have serious consequences and affect your right to own or carry a gun for life. We help defendants fight weapons charges, which may involve Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues.

- Homicide

Homicide is a general term that includes the killing of another either lawfully or unlawfully; accordingly, murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter are all homicide crimes. Our attorneys have experience handling homicide cases, and understand the thorough preparation and steadfast focus required to obtain a favorable result in the face of the most serious of charges.

- 24-Hour Jail Release and Emergencies

Our attorneys are available for clients 24-7 in case of arrest and emergencies. We will arrange for bond and procure a jail release whenever possible.

- Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, we have experience handling personal injury cases, which compensate injured individuals for the negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing of others. Generally, plaintiffs may recover for economic harm, such as medical expenses and lost wages, as well as less tangible damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Personal injury claims often arise from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, but may also involve slips and falls, dog bites, and medical malpractice. We also represent clients in workers' compensation claims, helping those injured on the job receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

- Other Practice Areas

With our broad legal experience and steadfast dedication to obtaining optimal results for our clients, we are able to provide high quality, professional representation across a range of other practice areas, including:

Divorce and family law matters
Commercial litigation
Business law, business formation, and contract review and drafting
Wills, trusts, and estate planning
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies for individuals


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