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George F. Lannom

George Lannom’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder (Class A Felony)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    No conviction; No jail time served
    Description:
    In this case, Frank Lannom and Melanie Bean represented the so-called "High School Hitman." The high school student was charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder in a highly publicized case. The case reached a pinnacle of national interest around Mother's Day when a young lady was taped planning the murder of her own mother with her boyfriend and a high school student represented by our firm. The 17-year-old had previously been taped buying a weapon which police alleged was for the sole purpose of committing the murder of the young lady's mother. The case was featured on the Nancy Grace Show where Frank Lannom appeared on behalf of his client explaining why there was no reason to believe that their client had planned to go through with the young girl's plan. Lannom's client was not convicted of any felony and served no jail time. He was the only defendant in the case who did not receive a conviction or go to jail.
  • Driving Under Influence - Jury Trial

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    DUI case dismissed resulting in no imprisonment, court cost or fines
    Description:
    The case resulted in a not guilty verdict following a jury trial in Smith County Tennessee on September 8, 2011. Mr. Lannom's client was stopped for traveling 68mph in a 45mph zone along Highway 25. After the officer conducted field sobriety tests he determined that the driver of the automobile was, in his opinion, under the influence. The stop resulted in several charges including, DUI, Implied Consent as well as open container. The arresting officer did not video tape any portion of the defendant's driving or field sobriety tests. Mr. Lannom challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, arguing that there was a lack of the same that resulted from faulty procedures that the arresting agency employs. At trial Mr. Lannom was successful in convincing a jury that reasonable doubt existed which resulted in a not guilty verdict as to the charge of Driving Under the Influence.
  • Rape

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    All charges dropped
    Description:
    In this instance, Frank Lannom's client was a Kentucky resident working in Nashville Tennessee as a store manager. The client was charged with rape of a twenty year old young woman. The charge of rape carried a minimum of 8 years imprisonment and could be sentenced up to 30 years if convicted, with mandatory lifetime community supervision and mandatory sexual offender registry. After two years of representation and a lengthy preliminary hearing wherein the young woman's credibility was challenged by Mr. Lannom, the State of Tennessee dismissed all charges.
  • Driving Under the Influence - Wilson County

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Oct 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Client driving in Wilson County Tennessee while being followed by a Wilson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy. Deputy records three drifts by the citizen's automobile onto and partially into a turning lane. The turning lane tapered on two occasions into a two lane highway. During the driving within the portion of the highway containing only two lanes there were no driving imperfections. The driving was captured on video. Client is stopped and charged with DUI and consented to a blood test registering a result well over the legal limit. Our firm challenged the legality of the stop, alleging that it was conducted without a warrant and in violation of the Tennessee and United States Constitution. The challenge to the unconstitutional stop, was granted in the General Sessions Court of Wilson County. The State elected to indict the citizen in the Criminal court of Wilson County, where the challenge to the stop of the vehicle was renewed. After a hearing the Trial Court also granted the Citizens motion to suppress the stop and seizure, effectively dismissing the charges against the Defendant.
  • Aggravated Assault With a Vehicle

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Allowed to plead to a lesser offense, which was completely suspended, and reduced probation - no jail time.
    Description:
    Client was accused with purposely hitting his former girlfriend and mother of his child with a vehicle during a meeting at a public place. The Client had several prior criminal convictions and probation violations for which he had served jail time. The state supplied a statement from an uninterested witness who, the state asserted, had confirmed it was an intentional act of running over the young woman, sending her over the front hood of Client's car and leaving her on the ground appearing dead (the alleged victim survived without serious injury). He was facing 3-15 years in the state penitentiary. That same witness gave a conflicting story to our firm's criminal investigator and this conflicting statement was used to negotiate a plea to a lesser offense, which was completely suspended, and reduced the period of probation by two years.
  • Felony Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Misdemeanor Theft

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Felony burglary and theft charges dismissed, criminal trespass continued for 30 days until dismissed. Client left with no criminal record.
    Description:
    Client is a developmentally challenged young adult and was charged with entering an outbuilding with another young adult and stealing scrap metal. Even though the client was not of average intelligence he was still eligible to be charged as an adult. He was dismissed from his job, even though menial and was very devastated by the loss which was to continue until such time as there were no charges pending alleging theft or burglary charges. After gathering the clients IQ testing and educational records, a quick agreement was reached to dismiss the felony burglary charges and thefts, while agreeing to continue the criminal trespass charge for 30 days until dismissed, leaving the client with no criminal record and the ability to return to his job.