Jul 28, 2016

What is the Process for Getting a Restricted License after a DUI in Tennessee?

By |Jul 28, 2016|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

If you have been convicted of DUI in Tennessee, one of the penalties is that you can lose your driving privileges for one year. That means that you would be unable to drive your car to get back and forth to work, to school if you are a college student, to the doctor's office and [...]

Jul 21, 2016

What are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction in Tennessee?

By |Jul 21, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Domestic violence is a serious issue in Tennessee with significant consequences. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 43 Tennesseans were murdered by intimate partners in 2014. Firearms were involved in 75 percent of these homicides. Tennessee law enforcement received 74,023 reports of domestic violence crimes, but many also went unreported. There were [...]

Jul 13, 2016

7 Tips for a Better Tennessee Divorce

By |Jul 13, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

Adversarial, chaotic divorces are the stuff of legend these days. The sacred contract between two people is also a civil contract, which could be ended in a business-like manner, but that is rarely what happens. People’s emotions tend to rule the day in divorce unless the two decide to try a different approach. There are [...]

Jul 7, 2016

7 Mishaps to Avoid When Dealing with Custody Matters

By |Jul 7, 2016|Child Custody|0 Comments

Child custody disputes where neither side is willing to give an inch, and the child is caught in the middle are almost always counter-productive and the child ends up losing the most. When a contentious divorce includes a custody battle, it can have far-reaching, negative implications for all concerned. If you think that you would [...]

Jun 30, 2016

Modifying Your Parenting Plan When Circumstances Change

By |Jun 30, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

When Tennessee couples with children divorce, they create (sometimes on their own, sometimes with lawyers, sometimes by ruling from a judge) a parenting plan. The basic format of the plan is supplied by the TN courts, and must be used for the creation of a new plan, or to modify an existing one. We point [...]

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 [...]