Jun 22, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about DUIs in Tennessee

By |Jun 22, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

There have been a lot of changes (and proposed changes) to the DUI laws in Tennessee in the last year. Because of that, people who have been charged with a DUI have been asking us a lot of questions lately about the laws, the penalties and the fines. That is why we collected a list [...]

Jun 15, 2016

Five Signs You May be Heading for Divorce

By |Jun 15, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

The decision to end a marriage is always a tough one, even if both spouses are in agreement. After all, no one gets married in the hopes of one day getting a divorce. Over the years, we’ve found that there are certain indicators that a couple is ready to divorce, or at least ready to [...]

Jun 8, 2016

College Students Beware: You Future Could Be on the Line if You Are Charged with a Crime, Let Alone Convicted of One

By |Jun 8, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Tennessee has a lot of colleges, trade schools and universities. That means we have a lot of college “kids” running around the state at any given time of the year. Now, we say “kids” because most of these students are at least 18 years of age, which makes them adults in the eyes of the [...]

Jun 2, 2016

Bonnaroo is Almost Here, and Coffee County is Cracking Down on Citations

By |Jun 2, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The 15th Annual Bonnaroo music festival is a mere days away. Last year’s festival saw more than 80,000 attendees on the 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, and we can expect at least that many this year, as Bonnaroo continues to expand. You might see a few changes this year, too – like permanent bathrooms, a [...]

May 25, 2016

When is it OK for a Police Officer to Search Me?

By |May 25, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Most people understand that the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects us from having to submit to unreasonable search and seizure, but there is considerable confusion about the details. A police officer can stop you and ask you questions, but he or she is not permitted to search you unless they have probable cause [...]

May 18, 2016

Tips for Avoiding a DUI at Bonnaroo

By |May 18, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

Before long the 2016 Bonnaroo season will be in full swing here in Tennessee. From June 9th through the 12th, Manchester, TN will bloom into a small city with thousands of visitors who will be our guests for the four day music festival-palooza. We are going to be honest and let you know that you [...]

May 11, 2016

Supreme Court Considers the Legality of Breath Tests without a Warrant for Suspected DUI

By |May 11, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In April, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Birchfield v. North Dakota, where the legal question was concerning whether a state can, without a warrant, criminalize a driver's refusal to take a blood alcohol test. The case included three men from Minnesota and North Dakota, who have asserted that making the refusal [...]

May 4, 2016

Making Summer Plans with Kids for Divorced Co-Parents

By |May 4, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

Summer time is when the predictable schedule during the school year floats away and chaos can break out, if you do not already have a parenting plan in place. Now that you are in separate households, it will virtually impossible to decide to take a spur-of-the-moment trip if you plan to bring the children along. [...]

Apr 27, 2016

Tennessee Makes Progress to Strengthen Mandatory Ignition Interlocks and Improve DUI Conviction Reporting

By |Apr 27, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

Tennessee is making great strides towards strengthening the punishment for DUI offenders. A bill that would require an ignition interlock device for 120 for second-time DUI offenders has passed the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill would also require that DUI arrest and conviction records be shared with every Tennessee court and judge immediately. The [...]

Apr 21, 2016

Questioning the Legality of Drug Testing Kits at Music Festivals like Bonnaroo

By |Apr 21, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

For five days each summer, the Old McAllister 750 acre farm located outside of Manchester, Tennessee becomes the sixth largest city in Tennessee, jam-packed with nearly 100,000 people when Bonnaroo comes to town. The largest music festival in the United States, Bonnaroo takes over the sleepy little town of Manchester with its 10,000 residents located [...]