May 26, 2015

Getting Your Juvenile Record Expunged in Tennessee

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The teenage years are a time of rapid physical development, of testing boundaries and re-examining relationships with authority. In this often challenging time of life some kids get themselves into trouble with the law. Parents may have done the best that they could to raise smart, respectful children, but those children are also exposed […]

May 18, 2015

Why Don’t More Men Get Alimony?

By |May 18, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

Although matrimonial laws are not gender specific, the general trend is that if spousal support is paid after divorce, it’s a man who pays it and a woman who receives it. But that scenario does not seem to coincide with the trend of more and more women serving as the higher income earner in […]

May 11, 2015

Heading to Bonnaroo? Understanding Drug Charges and Penalties in Tennessee

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

Preparations for Bonnaroo are in full swing. Soon, festival attendees from the local area and from all over the country will soon be descending on tiny Manchester, Tennessee to have four rocking days of fun in the summer sun, enjoying the best musical acts and all that the four-day entertainment extravaganza has to offer. […]

May 4, 2015

The Supreme Court Will Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments on April 28

By |May 4, 2015|Divorce, Family Law, Same Sex Marriage|0 Comments|

Tennessee has had a ban on same-sex marriage since 1996, and voters approved a constitutional ban in 2006 – but the future of this ban might be in question. On April 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear 2.5 hours of arguments on same-sex marriage in four cases from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. […]

Apr 27, 2015

What are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction?

By |Apr 27, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence|0 Comments|

Domestic violence can take many forms. Behind closed doors at home, sometimes violence erupts from pent-up hurt feelings and hurtful words. Other times it’s a case of one person using physical strength to control a partner through fear and intimidation. Or maybe one partner is looking to get the upper hand over the other […]

Apr 20, 2015

What are the Penalties for Underage DWI in Tennessee?

By |Apr 20, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments|

When an individual who is under the age of 21 is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving he/she may be charged with Underage Driving While Impaired (Underage DWI). Since it is illegal for anyone who is under age 21 to purchase or drink alcohol, driving drunk is against the law for minors. A […]

Apr 14, 2015

Punishments for Repeat DUI Offenders in Tennessee

By |Apr 14, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments|

Getting caught driving drunk is a serious offense, which you already know because you have been through this already if this is your second offense. According to NHTSA studies, a person with a prior DUI conviction has 4.1 times the risk of being involved in a fatal vehicle accident. Another study reported that the […]

Apr 6, 2015

Arrested at Bonnaroo? Here’s what to Do Next

By |Apr 6, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, DUI|0 Comments|

It’s no secret that a few of the more than 90,000 fans that attend Bonnaroo, the legendary music and arts festival in Manchester, TN each year will use drugs or get drunk while having fun at the show. The four-day festival attracts performers that are well known along with more up-and-coming acts who perform […]

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 […]