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Taking the Fifth
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Taking the 5th

A Look Inside… The right of a person accused of a crime against self-incrimination is guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Simply put, this means that you have the right to keep your mouth shut and say nothing. If you proceed to go to trial, the burden is on the state or the federal government to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and the defendant cannot be compelled to testify and may remain silent…..

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The Author

Alan Turk
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“I am writing these books because I was a trial lawyer for more than thirty years and I wanted to share my experiences…” A. Turk was a prominent Nashville attorney and veteran litigator of many courtroom battles. He garnered national media attention in 1994 when he won a unanimous US Supreme Court decision, which held that 2 Live Crew’s parody “Bald Headed Woman” of Roy Orbison’s song “Pretty Woman” did not require a copyright license.

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About the Books


First Do No Harm

This first novel in the book series introduces A. Turk’s fictitious alter ego attorney Benjamin Abraham Davis, whose initials “BAD” reflect his brass persona in the courtroom.

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Second Degree

Second Degree, the next installment of the series, is a story about sex, drugs, addiction and country music. Inspired by true events, the tale is sexually graphic, along the lines of “Fifty Shades of Gray”.

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Third Coast

Third Coast is a prequel to the first two books of the series and is inspired by true events, with a fictitious twist telling Morty Steine’s backstory.

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4th of July

In Fourth of July, instead of limiting the ongoing saga of Davis to a single legal case, the story focuses on the now familiar Davis’ “to-do-list”, from which the reader is plunged into the real life daily grind of practicing law.

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