IN THE NEWS – Keeping COVID-19 from breaking into Mecklenburg’s jail

Story By Jen McGivney | March 26, 2020

Sheriff Garry McFadden in the family visitation room in the Mecklenburg County Jail. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, inmates now visit with loved ones virtually instead of in person. (Logan Cyrus/Charlotte Agenda archive)

Tim Emry passed through the detention center’s screening last week to speak — through a plexiglass divider — with two of his clients. He commends ...

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COVID-19 and Court

What a busy week and half it has been.
Many of my friends have reached out and asked “How are you passing time with no court?”
As much as I would love to answer about how I have been catching up on TV and movies and doing all sorts of wonderful cooking, I have been working with other wonderful attorneys and activists to try to advocate for some of the most vulnerable people in our community: the folks that are ...

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IN THE NEWS – Advocates Call for More Leniency as Jail Releases Begin

Story By Ryan Pitkin

Tim Emry (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Criminal Defense Attorney Tim Emry speaks at a press conference in front of the Mecklenburg County Jail to bring awareness to the vulnerability of the prison population during the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for the release of prisoners who meet certain low recidivism risk criteria.

Attorney Tim Emry of The Emry Law Firm joined local advocates in ...

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Court musings 9-15-17

Had an opportunity to participate in a day of service at the courthouse yesterday and it filled me with optimism and the realization that it is an imperative for Criminal Defense Attorneys to work to provide access and fight for the oppressed people in our society.

We continue to suffer with police making arrests and stops for illegitimate and racially biased reasons. We continue to suffer in a system that is cold and heartless.

All of the actors in the Criminal Justice ...

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This week in court 9/26/16

The week is not over yet, but it has already been a rollercoaster.

More protests, more marching, more arrests of peaceful protestors.

I am working alongside several other wonderful lawyers to provide legal assistance to many of the arrested protestors.  Most of the people I have met are educated and do not have a criminal record.  They are decent people who were arrested for invoking their constitutional rights to speak out against injustice.  This will be a long struggle and this cases ...

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This week in court 9/19/16

What a week.  I don’t think Charlotte has seen anything like this week in quite sometime.

I came home from an Dismantling Racism workshop Tuesday evening to learn that there had been ANOTHER CMPD Officer involved shooting and death earlier in the day.  To no surprise, the victim was a Black Male.  I turned on the TV to see pictures of a small protest going on in the University area.  I watched the sights and sounds for most of the night.

On ...

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This week in Court 9/12/16

We had a GREAT week in court!

After a 3 day Jury Trial, it only took the Jury 20 minutes to find my client NOT GUILTY of the Felony crime he was accused of.

Jury Trial’s are the most intense courtroom experience we Criminal Defense Attorney’s have.  It is so fulfilling to try a case well and get that idea result for a truly deserving client.

It was also nice to try a case against a prosecutor who fights hard but fair.  We ...

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