Feb2, 2016

On Super Bowl Sunday, Play it Safe and Don’t Drive Drunk

By |Feb 2, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

Each year there is a spike in drunk driving accidents and fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday. As the big game approaches, fans are urged to make a plan if they are going to leave their homes to attend a Super Bowl celebration where they will be consuming alcohol.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Jan26, 2016

Dating During Divorce is Dangerous in Tennessee

By |Jan 26, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Although you might think your marriage is over when you and your spouse decide to divorce, it is not over in the eyes of the law until the final divorce decree has been signed by the judge. A divorce can be an emotionally tumultuous experience, and once you have decided in your mind that you […]

Jan21, 2016

How to Avoid a DUI in Tennessee

By |Jan 21, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

The winter holiday season which spans between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is traditionally a time when there are a high number of DUI arrests. It is a time of the year when everyone gathers to celebrate with lots of food and wine and alcohol. Law enforcement is aware of this fact, so it is […]

Jan20, 2016

Congratulations, Adrian Altshuler, on Being Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100!

By |Jan 20, 2016|Adrian Altshuler|0 Comments

All of us are simply thrilled to announce that our firm founder, Adrian H. Altshuler, has been selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 attorneys for the state of Tennessee! The Top 100 list is carefully curated each year to include a select list of lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.

The mission […]

Jan12, 2016

Drugs, Alcohol & Violence: How to Lose Child Custody and Visitation in Three Easy Steps

By |Jan 12, 2016|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

When it comes to making decisions about child custody in Tennessee, as in every state in the United States, the best interests of the child is the prevailing consideration. When a couple who have a child is divorcing, the court must decide which parent will be the primary residential parent, and which parent will have […]

Jan5, 2016

Marijuana Might be Legal in Other States, but Tennessee Still has Tough Penalties against Pot

By |Jan 5, 2016|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Marijuana is legal for personal use in some states – but Tennessee is not one of them. Law enforcement in Tennessee takes our drug laws seriously, and drug offenders can face serious penalties if they are convicted of their charges. The Tennessee legislature is making some attempts to pass legislation that would legalize cannabis oil […]

Dec29, 2015

Balancing Privacy and Protection: Tennessee Law Enforcement’s Use of Body Cameras and Dash Cams

By |Dec 29, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Serious Traffic Offenses|0 Comments

In October of 2014, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times and killed by a police officer in Chicago. The whole event was captured on the dashboard camera of another police patrol car on the scene. The dash cam footage was not released until November 2015, which is 13 months after the incident. The footage […]

Dec23, 2015

“Gray Divorce”: Issues Facing Couples Who Split Later in Life

By |Dec 23, 2015|Divorce|0 Comments

While the divorce rate among younger age groups has been dropping in the past decade or so, people who are age 50 or older are twice more likely to end their marriages now than they did in years past. Divorces that occur later in life, or “gray” divorce as it is now being called, is […]

Dec18, 2015

Enhanced DUI Holiday Enforcement Periods – What Are Your Rights During a DUI Stop?

By |Dec 18, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

Drunk driving accidents occur more frequently around holidays when people may be celebrating too much with alcohol and then make the deadly decision to get behind the wheel and drive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 3,423 people killed in Tennessee between 2003 and 2012. About one in three […]

Dec9, 2015

Obtaining Police Personnel Files to Support Your Criminal Defense Case

By |Dec 9, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, and you observed some form of misconduct on the part of the arresting officer – whether it was the use of excessive force, a violation of your civil rights, or you suspect that they might have planted or tampered with evidence – you may wonder […]