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Lawrence James Arnkoff

Lawrence James Arnkoff

Criminal Defense- Federal and State- Tennessee and Florida
  • White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida, Tennessee
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University of Miami
J.D. (1974) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1971) | History
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Professional Associations
Tennessee Bar  # 026140
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 178570
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
    In most cases I will provide a free telephonic or office consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I use Law Pay- I believe they take most credit cards
  • Contingent Fees
    In negligence or personal injury cases
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For most criminal cases I set flat fees or sometimes I agree to hourly rates depending on the work that needs to be done.
Practice Areas
White Collar Crime
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Entertainment & Sports Law
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Federal Criminal Defense
Legal Answers
Q. Can I retain an attorney while I'm on the run from a charge? Or will they make me turn myself in.
A: Yes, you can retain an attorney even if you are a fugitive. Your attorney can then give you advice

on how to best resolve your situation. That most likely will include surrendering at some point.

However your attorney cannot compel you to do anything you don't wish to do nor can he or she actively

participate in any action that would encourage you to remain a fugitive. Hire an experienced criminal defense

attorney and he or she should have the knowledge and experience necessary to best counsel you

in this situation.
Q. what happens if i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court
A: Don't panic. If the Court determines you are indigent and cannot afford to hire

counsel an attorney will be appointed. If you are not indigent or you

prefer to hire private counsel most likely the judge will give you a

reasonable amount of time to hire one. Be prepared to tell the judge

what your current financial situation is and if you wish to hire counsel

tell the Judge you have an attorney in mind and how much time you will need to retain

him or her.
Q. I am 16 and was caught stealing gifts cards at walmart, so they fired me and said they would file a police report
A: Due to your age you should be charged as a juvenile although they have the ability to

charge you as an adult. If you are charged as a juvenile I don't see any realistic way

your parents will not be involved. Where in Tennessee did this happen?
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Law Office of Lawrence Arnkoff
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5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Telephone: (615) 933-5182