Weakley Co. lawyer charged with theft...

Weakley Co. lawyer charged with theft, free on bond

There are 21 comments on the The Jackson Sun story from Nov 29, 2006, titled Weakley Co. lawyer charged with theft, free on bond. In it, The Jackson Sun reports that:

A Dresden attorney is free on $50,000 bond after being charged with five counts of theft of property, according to records from Weakley County General Sessions Court.

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Nashville, TN

#1 Nov 30, 2006
Jackson Sun stated Nov 29,2006 that Mr Speight had two or three attorneys volunteering to help him.
Who is volunteering to help the innocent people recover their money? Most Lawyers charge $200- 500
dollars and hour.(Just like Enron who helped those people, I just do not understand.) Which side is justice on? Oh I forgot JUSTICE is BLIND. What do you tell kids when they ask these questions. YES, we all make mistakes. Who has the answers when they ask these questions.What is happening to our morals?

Nashville, TN

#2 Nov 30, 2006
Are Lawyers not held to a higher standard?
If your Lawyer is against you, YOU are in big trouble.

Smyrna, TN

#3 Nov 30, 2006
MORALS, please don't that word when talking about lawyers, they go to college to learn how to lie! There is no breed of animal on this earth lower than lawyers!!!!!!!!!!
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Smyrna, TN

#4 Nov 30, 2006
I understand that Mr. Speight could be involved in more than the few that he is accused of in the theft of property issues. I wonder what other things he might be involved in , I certainly hope that the DA or TBI looks into other claims that come forth in the future. If this man is convicted of wrong doing , surely he has the assetts to repay all those who may have lost in these scams and thefts.

Nashville, TN

#5 Nov 30, 2006
how can an attorney practice law since 1969 and at the age of 62 yrs throw it all away to take other peoples money? This man is at retirement age. What was he thinking?

Nashville, TN

#6 Nov 30, 2006
Hey, is there anyone from Dresden who knnows this guy that would like to comment on this case?

Pewaukee, WI

#7 Nov 30, 2006
To me he looks like another crocked lawyer!

Smyrna, TN

#8 Dec 1, 2006
Is there anyone in Dresden who even has a computer?????

Nashville, TN

#9 Dec 1, 2006
How much trust should we put in our legal system when things like this happen? Or is this just one bad example? Would like to hear other thoughts on this subject.

Smyrna, TN

#10 Dec 28, 2006
Is there no one from Dresden who will comment on this LAWYER!

Monterey, TN

#11 Jan 26, 2007
I'm from Dresden and I own a computer! Insults aside, this attorney handled the closing of our home. We are not originally from here so we trusted the recommendation of the local Real Estate agent and mortgage broker. When we looked him up on the bar association website everything was in order. Since we were from out of state and knew no one in the area we really had no other option.
Now we have to have the entire real estate transfer investigated to make sure everything is on the up and up. Ironically we moved here to escape the crime rate in the city!

Monterey, TN

#12 Mar 13, 2009
I am from Dresden and about three years ago the TBI and FBI made a drug bust in Dresden.They didnt tell the Dresden police and did it in secret,because the Dresden Ploice would have called them and told them they were comming.And you want them to bust a puppy mill .God forbid.You dont have a clue of what you ask of them.Road blocks to catch drunks they call all the bars abd tell them where they are setting up .and you want justic for a puppy mill .It will never happen.Sorry

Monterey, TN

#13 Mar 13, 2009
Sorry it was not 3 years ago it was several .But the point is still the same.Dresden Police are a joke in every way.
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Miami, FL

#14 Sep 20, 2009
Who is the best/worst lawyer in town


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#15 Sep 21, 2009
There are no good lawyers in Dresden. If you need a lawyer go at least to Union City, Trenton, or Jackson. Stay away from Dresden and Martin.

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#16 Sep 25, 2009
Is this from th tndag?

Monterey, TN

#17 Jun 24, 2010
Well my opinion about Max Speight is everyone makes mistakes. Yes what he done was terribly wrong but i really think he is paying for what he done. When we ask God for forgiveness he forgives us and forgets it. We are not suppost to hold a grudge against anyone or judge a person. That is Gods job to do. He did give up alot of years over the things he done but we as christians should pray for him and ask God to change him. we should not be running him down. it is our duty to pray for each other and lift each other up.

Mount Joy, PA

#18 Jul 11, 2010
I have known Max Speight for years. He is a fair attorney and made mistakes. What he did was he was in charge of money that belonged to some very powerful individuals in Martin,tn and what he did was take the money out and invest then hoped to replace it before they caught on, problem was they caught him. So, he was caught stealing. Last I heard he was working as a bookeeper. He isnt an evil man or anything just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar just forgot to replenish the cookies once he had ate them. We are mortal and make mistakes some more egregious then others, all we can do is try to do better. I dont agree with all the laws, especially this asinine cliched war on drugs which is cannot be won and if they did alot of people on the so-called good side would lose their jobs ie drug investigators, correction officers, rehabs could shut down and the economy would suffer. As for Max I believe he is around 62 or 63 and he should have known better whats the old saying... "Live and learn." ash

Cookeville, TN

#19 Jul 12, 2010
yes and in this county its not what or who you know it how much money you can take to the judges house at 11 at night .
and do you know one off the probation offices is co owned by Judge moore and couple more lawyers and the DA .
how messed up is that

Cookeville, TN

#20 Jul 16, 2010
Dont KNOW wrote:
MORALS, please don't that word when talking about lawyers, they go to college to learn how to lie! There is no breed of animal on this earth lower than lawyers!!!!!!!!!!
Yes there is: Who is trained to learn how to lie, deceive , intimidate, coerce, trick, scare and manipulate their own people? Get outraged and violent when it is reversed upon them and believe they are above all others and thinks that abiding by it's own rules is a ridiculous and oblivious notion.

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