Marcus Lipham

Marcus Lipham

  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

As an Iraq veteran, Attorney Marcus Lipham understands the challenges clients face when their rights are on the line. His distinguished service and commitment to effective representation have earned him a reputation as the Jackson criminal defense lawyer clients can trust. He handles all kinds of criminal cases and can help you tell your side of the story in a compelling way. No matter how serious your crimes may be, you can call the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham to schedule a free consultation about your needs. Don’t try to face the charges alone. Get help from an advocate you can trust by calling their firm today.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Area
  • Aggressive Criminal Defense
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Externship-Senior Law Stufent License
28th Judicial District Public Defender
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee
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Current
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National College for DUI Defense
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Websites & Blogs
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10 Questions Answered

Q. Can my wife recant her verbal statement without penalty?
A: There will likely be consequences if she recants. It's considered under the filing a false report statute. This is charged as a felony, so she needs to carefully consider how she proceeds.
Q. In a domestic charge in court my husband was the only one who didn't appear in front of the judge? Everyone else did why
A: One idea may be that he hadn't been there the required 12-hour "cooling off period". Other reasons may be that the warrant wasn't prepared in time for court. You should be able to call the clerk tomorrow and find out thee reason as well as when he will eventually go before the judge.
Q. Does the defendant need legal counsel during grand jury proceedings?
A: Typically, the defendant is completely excluded from the grand jury process and shouldn't need an attorney until the grand jury indicts them. Here's the lawyer part... however, I have heard of technical issues where an attorney for a defendant was allowed to set in during the grand jury process. I've never verified that but was told that by a respected Tennessee attorney. But the typical process is sit back and wait on the grand jury process.
Q. My dad gave a false report, police came with a search warrant for a person who was in our home without his knowledge
A: What county are you in? Did your father give them permission to search the house? Sorry, but like a lot of similar situations, they require a lot of details in order to give a fair answer. The crime of “False Reports” in general is a specific intent crime, being that your father had to know he was providing false information. That can be more difficult to prove than it sounds. Personally, I would for a stronger angle of defending the case and use your father’s intent or lack there of as a supplement to the main defense in a case like this.
Q. What is meant by the clause "with intent to go armed" in Tennessee carry law pertaining to firearms and knives?
A: “Intent to go armed” references the mens rea or mental state the government must prove along with the act to convict someone of a crime. Technically I guess everyone with a permit has that intent, of course it’s lawful with a permit. I think you’re good as long as your Florida permit is valid. The poss. of a deadly weapon statute should not apply to you. https://www.tn.gov/safety/handgunmain/hgreciprocity.html
Q. There was a murder for hire and my friend was at the scene of the crime. He was given 2 life sentences. His appeal
A: If Your friend was charged with felony murder there are several situations that could potentially make him criminally responsible. You may have to share the nature of the evidence for a more accurate answer. I must caution you that not only criminal defense attorneys participate in these forums but I'm certain government prosecutors do to. Saying that you may need to "keep a lid" on the type of evidence you have in a public forum. If you'd like give me a call about 1:30 at my office 731-784-6560 and I'd be happy to go over more detailed information that you may have.
Q. Can police officer search my glove box after I tell them specifically no you cannot? He said that with or without a
A: Not just no but “hell no”, if the search was based on your consent. You may limit a consensual search. However if the officer developed his own probable cause and exigent circumstances then you have a problem.
Q. Say someone gets pulled over and they find a firearm in the car and they are a felon how much time are they facing in Te
A: If charged by the state the severity of the charge is based on the original felony (what the person was originally convicted of to become a felon). Secondly we need to know if "the feds" are picking up the case and the amount of coke and weed. There is a federal enhancement called the "trigger lock" law that can greatly increase the length of a jail sentence in cases where firearms and drugs are both involved.
Q. How can I find lawyers in the state of Tennessee that can represent someone in New York City. I’ve tried every option
A: Most states have a provision for an attorney licensed in another jurisdiction to take an occasional case (Pro Hac Vice) in their district.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham
200 E. Main St #110
Jackson, TN 38301
USA
Telephone: (731) 207-4488
Fax: (731) 240-1991