Oct6, 2015

Increased DUI Enforcement in Williamson County Through Labor Day

By |Oct 6, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office is coordinating several local jurisdictions including Williamson County to increase DUI patrols through the Labor Day holiday on September 7th. The statewide campaign, “Booze it and Lose it,” is part of a nationwide effort to prevent drunk driving injuries, fatalities and the economic losses associated with drunk driving accidents. […]

Sep27, 2015

Judge’s Ruling on a Procedural Flaw Could Affect 80 Sullivan County DUI Cases

By |Sep 27, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There has been a glitch in the way DUI cases have been processed in Sullivan County for the past 20 years. Until recently, no one took notice that Rule 3 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure were not being followed in Sullivan County, which could lead to the dismissal of at least 100 pending […]

Sep21, 2015

Changes to Tennessee’s Vehicular Homicide Sentencing in 2015

By |Sep 21, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

Starting on July 1, 2015, a new Tennessee sentencing law on vehicular homicide went into effect. Vehicular homicide is the “reckless killing of another by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat or other motor vehicle, as the proximate result of:

Conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person;
The driver’s […]

Sep14, 2015

Reporting Domestic Violence is Worth It

By |Sep 14, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence|0 Comments

Prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against Nashville developer David Chase. Evidence showed that his accuser, Lauren Bull, was not a credible witness, and her accounts of his behavior differed from the observations of other witnesses. This case is statistically normal; most domestic violence charges end up being dismissed. However, prosecutors and advocates of domestic […]

Sep8, 2015

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Can Affect Alimony Payments in Tennessee

By |Sep 8, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is awarded to a spouse by a judge. Unless you and your spouse have worked out a plan in your Marital Dissolution Agreement, the process of awarding alimony is an entirely subjective one: a judge is not forced to award alimony to anyone.

However, if you file under certain grounds, your […]

Aug31, 2015

Museum Employee Arraigned for Theft of More than $60,000

By |Aug 31, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Kathy L. Alexander was arraigned this month for reportedly stealing more than $60,000 from the Tennessee State Museum in 2014. According to The Tennessean, Ms. Alexander has a history of theft, and was actually on parole while she was working for the museum through a staffing company. Because she has been declared indigent, Ms. Alexander […]

Aug24, 2015

Was Your DUI Stop Legal?

By |Aug 24, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

If you follow the news, you may have heard about State Rep. Carson “Bill” Beck’s DUI stop this past April. Cops claim that Rep. Beck crossed over the line and into a center turning lane, which gave them reasonable cause to pull his car over under suspicion of DUI. However, a judge has ruled that […]

Aug17, 2015

Tennessee’s New Anti-DUI Campaign Distracts From Serious Message

By |Aug 17, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

Drunk driving is a serious issue, and Tennessee does not take the offense lightly. A first offense carries jail time up to 11 months, penalties up to $1,500, and loss of license for up to a year. The state has spent a significant amount of money raising awareness of this issue, but a recent gaffe […]

Aug10, 2015

Robbery and Theft Abound In Tennessee

By |Aug 10, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

A man was attacked and robbed recently outside of the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA after setting up a meeting with Ronald Payne, 22, and Tyler Austin, 18. The victim got to a phone after the duo punched him in the face and took his cell phone, keys, and wallet, and reported the incident to police. Officers responded […]

Aug3, 2015

Smuggling Drugs into Jail is a Felony

By |Aug 3, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Eight suspects are facing indictments for smuggling drugs into Wilson County jail before they were scheduled to be incarcerated. According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects knew they were going to serve time, and attempted to smuggle prescription drugs, marijuana and cocaine into the facility.

Department spokeswoman Sharon Curstis-Flair said, “In some cases, we […]