Tennessee is Number One – And it’s Not Good

The reports are out from the Federal government, and Tennessee hasn’t fared so well. Our great state is number one, alright – number one in violent crimes. Turns out, the Volunteer State hasn’t been doing such a great job living up to its charitable name.

According to the report, Tennessee ranks highest in the areas […]

Drug Bust in West Tennessee Yields Drug Crime Charges Against Nine

In early January, multiple law enforcement agencies joined together to arrest nine men and women who were “smurfing” — purchasing pseudoephedrine products in order to manufacture methamphetamine. The individuals in question now face charges ranging from possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia to promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and felony evading arrest.

If you […]

Even if You Keep the House, You May Be Able to Split the Mortgage

When a couple divorces in Tennessee, the judge splits the assets of the marriage – property, retirement accounts, cars – in a way that is equitable, though not necessarily equal. This ensures that each party is treated fairly in the eyes of the law. Because the last few years have been a difficult time […]

Our Supreme Court Doesn’t Care about Field Sobriety Tests – Maybe

When you are pulled over for a DUI in Tennessee, the police officer may ask you to perform a field sobriety test. They’re used to test coordination, mostly, so there’s a lot of “touch your nose with alternating fingers while you count to ten” types of tests to see whether or not you’re too […]

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What Is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody?

Child custody is one of the mostly hotly contested issues in divorce. Even if you and your spouse have mutually agreed to separate and you are both able to cooperate on every other issue, you may disagree about who gets custody of your son or daughter. The court recognizes the importance of both parents […]

Factors the Court Considers When Dividing Marital Property

Is your marriage coming to an end? Before you and your spouse can part ways, certain issues must be addressed, including custody, alimony and the division of marital property. If you and your spouse are able to cooperate during your divorce, you can divide your assets however you see fit. However, if you are […]

Your DUI Penalties May Last as Long as Your Criminal Record

It’s a common misconception that getting a DUI in Tennessee is like getting a traffic ticket: once your time is up, so to speak, the charge fades from your record.

This is patently untrue. A DUI in Tennessee stays on your criminal record forever, unless your criminal defense lawyer can have it expunged – and […]

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer if Your Child Is Arrested

Has your son or daughter been arrested for underage drinking, vandalism, theft, DUI or any other type of crime? Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is vital to your child’s future that you retain prompt and experienced legal counsel. Do not make the mistake of thinking your son or daughter needs to learn […]

Penalties for Marijuana in Tennessee

So far 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. Additionally, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use. However, cannabis is still illegal in Tennessee and under federal law. This means that while the general attitude toward the substance has changed over the years, it is still against the law to […]

Criminal Law v. Civil Law

In the wake of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict, many questions are floating around as to whether he could still face civil charges for his actions.  Understanding the differences between the systems of law and how they fit together helps facilitate an understanding.
A person such as George Zimmerman or O.J. Simpson, who is […]