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 […]

Jul27, 2015

Why Everyone Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

By |Jul 27, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Prenuptial agreements are not discussed as often as they should be. They are generally considered the province of the very wealthy; as such, the benefits of a prenuptial agreement are often overlooked and remain unexplored for most of the population. However, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and prenuptial agreements can […]

Jul20, 2015

What are the Real Life Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction?

By |Jul 20, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Misdemeanor|0 Comments

Misdemeanors are commonly considered to be relatively petty crimes with the maximum jail time of 11 months and 29 days and fines of up to $2,500 in Tennessee. Depending on the circumstances, an individual who is arrested for a misdemeanor may not end up serving any jail time at all, but the other consequences of […]

Jul13, 2015

How to Help Your Kids Survive Your Divorce

By |Jul 13, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Given how difficult it can be for mature adults to handle big changes in life, just imagine how difficult it can be for children to handle their parents’ separation and divorce. Their parents’ marriage provides the firm bedrock of safety and security in a child’s life. When a couple who has children is going through […]

Jul6, 2015

A Whipped Cream High Can Get You a DUI in Tennessee

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

According to Franklin police, Anna Thomas, age 28 was charged with DUI after crashing her SUV into a mailbox on Battle Avenue. Ms. Thomas had allegedly inhaled the nitrous oxide from 13 cans of whipped cream to get high and then got behind the wheel at 9:00am on Wednesday, June 3rd. Ms. Thomas had allegedly […]

Jun29, 2015

Subsidized Permanent Guardianship of a Minor in Tennessee

By |Jun 29, 2015|Adoption, Family Law|0 Comments

The foster care system can be a challenging and heartbreaking way for a child to grow up. Every day, young people age out of the system – that is, they grow up to the age of majority and are then left to function on their own without a family to support them, nurture them or […]