101 of 201 Poplar, Criminal Justice Center, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney www.tacdl.com

Tennessee Administrative Offices of the Court http://www.tncourts.gov/

  • Tennessee Criminal Trial Practice – Judge Mark Ward
  • Tennessee Criminal Justice Handbook
  • Tennessee Pattern Jury Instructions
  • Tennessee Rules of Court

Attorney Entrance on Washington Avenue, left of glass wall, beyond public entrance

Attorney Jail Visitation: “Stop Movement” [no one goes in, no one goes out] 1pm to 3pm

Day Time [before 1pm] 901-222-4863 and Night Time [after 3pm] 901-222-4864

  • Cannot schedule time or make appointments
  • Call for availability, and then Deputy will call back
  • Bring Photo ID and BPR card, Dress code may be enforced
  • Entrance on Washington, behind the Church
  • No cell phones allowed; other electronics by advance permission
  • Inmates with security issues [“red shirt”] require extra time and security
  • Need inmate name, jail booking number [different from docket booking number]

SCSO Who’s in Jail and Public Visitation http://www.shelby-sheriff.org/injail.html

SCSO Active Warrants http://shelbywarrants.org/

TDOC Felon Online Information Lookup https://apps.tn.gov/foil/

MPD Central Records http://www.memphispolice.org/reports.asp

General Sessions and Criminal Court Public Information https://cjs.shelbycountytn.gov/CJS

Indigent Claims Entry https://eservices.tncourts.gov/

Memphis Police Department Traffic and Parking Citations https://epayments.memphistn.gov/Traffic/Default.aspx

Memphis City Court Division 1, 2, 3 – Lower Level, open 9-10am and 1:30-2:30pm

  • Address court clerks for cost bill, court costs will attach if you speak to city attorney
  • Missed Court: must address within 10 days or address judge for permission
  • Court costs: $135

Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol Citations

Shelby County General Sessions Court Division 14 – Second Floor, open 9am to 4:30pm

  • Address AG, then address court clerk for cost bill
  • Missed Court: must make motion to set aside judgement
  • Court costs: $66 and above

NEVER TAKE A COURT JACKET OUT OF THE COURTROOM

ONLY TAKE A STATE’S TICKET WITH PERMISSION

MUST SIGN JACKET TO ADDRESS COURT FOR ANY REASON

DON’T SIGN JACKET UNLESS YOU’RE HIRED

General Sessions Criminal Clerk’s Office LL81 – Court Jackets – Call 901-222-3547

General Sessions Affidavits and Citations https://documents.shelbycountytn.gov/Affidavits/

Court Forms http://gs4x.shelbycountytn.gov/gscrinq/gscr_courtforms

  • Bond Hearing, Warrant Recall, or Matters not on Court’s Docket – must have court’s permission
  • Expungement – must request court jacket
  • Arraignment – must sign court jacket

State’s Tickets: Written permission from Division Leader, order in AG GS Office

  • Domestic Violence Div 10 – Podium AG permission, Order at 157 Poplar Suite B-1 by 11am

Hearing/Arraignment/Disposition: Courtroom Podium, Report/Felonies: Negotiation Room

  • Misdemeanor Negotiation Room – located in near City Court Division 2
  • Felony Negotiation Room – located down hallway from AG GS office

Drug Court Division 8 http://shelbycountydrugcourt.org/

Veteran’s Court Division 7 https://www.shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?NID=2378

Environmental Court Division 14 http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?NID=353

Order of Protection Hearing Room 2nd floor https://www.shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?NID=239

Criminal Court Clerk’s Office – 4th floor – http://criminalcourt.shelbycountytn.gov

  • Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 – 5th floor
  • Divisions 5, 6, 7, 8 – 6th floor
  • Divisions 9, 10 – 7th floor, Court Reporter’s Office
  • AG Office – 3rd floor, PD Office – 2nd floor

Court Forms http://courtforms.shelbycountytn.gov/ or in courtroom workstation

PAN Wireless Internet Access http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?NID=2180

Requesting Scanned Documents OnBase: email crimcourt.service@shelbycountytn.gov with Defendant name, Docket number, and Requested document in subject line.

On Arraignment Date:

  • Sign court’s jacket
  • Address AG about discovery and offer
  • State your name and client’s name CLEARLY for court reporter
  • Enter “plea of not guilty,” Waive formal reading of indictment,” Ask for “report date”
  • Email AG and file discovery motion within 20 days

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