Mar 23, 2015

Tennessee Increases the Number of DUI Arrests

By |Mar 23, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI, Serious Traffic Offenses|0 Comments|

The numbers are in from 2014, and DUI arrests are on the rise in Tennessee. A recent report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation states that 29,544 were arrested in 2014 for DUI, an increase of 639 people from 2013. Of the cases which went through the court system, 88% were either convicted of […]

Mar 19, 2015

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Loopholes in “Cooling Off” Period

By |Mar 19, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence|0 Comments|

The Tennessee House Criminal Justice subcommittee is looking to create a new bill that would close any loopholes in the mandatory “cooling off” period for those charged with domestic violence. Sponsored by Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) and Senator Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) the amendment would eliminate a judge’s right to waive the mandatory 12 hour […]

Mar 16, 2015

Protecting Yourself at Bonnaroo This Year

By |Mar 16, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments|

We are only a few short months away from Bonnaroo 2015, and the line-up looks incredible. Ticket sales have been non-stop since the Manchester festival was announced, and it is likely that this year’s festival numbers will be higher than ever.

That means that at least 70,000 people (and potentially even more) will all convene […]

Mar 10, 2015

The Future of Sonya McCaul

By |Mar 10, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments|

When David and Kim Hodgins agreed to foster a one-year old Sonya McCaul back in 2005, they could not have known how long she would stay. After all, young Sonya had been brought across state lines from Nebraska by her babysitter, and her father was in and out of jail. But even though the […]

Mar 4, 2015

Fight Back against Domestic Abuse with an Order of Protection

By |Mar 4, 2015|Family Law|0 Comments|

If someone you know has caused you harm, whether it is physical, mental, emotional or sexual, there are ways for you to fight back. You are not alone. Tennessee has laws and groups that can help you.

In Tennessee, domestic assault is any form of abuse between adults or minors who:

Are current or former spouses
Are […]

Feb 25, 2015

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Relocation

By |Feb 25, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments|

Families with children face some different legal challenges, especially when one parent no longer resides in the same state. To help make the process easier for parents and for the courts, Tennessee (along with 48 other states) adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which grants exclusive jurisdiction rights to the […]

Feb 18, 2015

Tennessee Given a “D” for Child Custody Laws by National Parents Organization

By |Feb 18, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments|

The National Parents Organization is a 501(3)(c) dedicated to promoting shared parenting throughout the country. Every year, the organization issues a Report Card that assesses the states’ laws as they relate to parenting plans in child custody. In the group’s 2014 Report Card, issued this November, Tennessee and 22 other states earned a “D.”

The […]

Feb 11, 2015

Get Your Tickets TO Bonnaroo, Not AT Bonnaroo

By |Feb 11, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, DUI|0 Comments|

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2015 is going to be announced soon, and people from all over the country will be planning their visit to the 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee to enjoy the festival. Four day long concerts like Bonnaroo feature more than just music, because they celebrate the arts in general. If […]

Feb 4, 2015

The Results Are in From the “No Refusal” Safety Campaign

By |Feb 4, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments|

During the New Year weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a “no refusal” safety campaign. The campaign allowed troopers to call a judge on the phone to obtain a warrant for a blood test for any drivers who refused a breath test after being stopped for suspicion of DUI. The THP set up sobriety […]

Jan 31, 2015

January is Considered National Divorce Month

By |Jan 31, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

Deciding to divorce is difficult enough for couple, especially those with children. For this reason, many couples choose to postpone their divorce until after the holidays have passed, which makes January a month with some of the highest divorce rates in Tennessee, according to ABC News.

But getting divorced in January may not be the […]