Feb10, 2016

The New Ban on Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in the Federal Prison System

By |Feb 10, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Last week President Obama announced that there would be a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system. In an op-ed article published in the Washington Post, President Obama outlined several executive actions on criminal justice reform.

In the article, the President writes that there are as many as 100,000 people held in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct27, 2015

The Dangers of Drugged Driving and the Consequences in Tennessee

By |Oct 27, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

In the same way that drinking and driving is hazardous, drugged driving, which is getting behind the wheel while under the influence of illicit drugs or prescription drug, puts both the driver, their passengers and the other drivers on the road in danger.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 9.9 […]

Oct19, 2015

Probation Violation and the Possible Penalties in Tennessee

By |Oct 19, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Probation is a type of sentencing that allows those who have been convicted of a crime to receive a somewhat lenient penalty, or it can be used as one part of a jail sentence for more serious crimes. Probation is sometimes given to first-time offenders, or those who have committed non-violent crimes. In some cases, […]

Oct6, 2015

Increased DUI Enforcement in Williamson County Through Labor Day

By |Oct 6, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office is coordinating several local jurisdictions including Williamson County to increase DUI patrols through the Labor Day holiday on September 7th. The statewide campaign, “Booze it and Lose it,” is part of a nationwide effort to prevent drunk driving injuries, fatalities and the economic losses associated with drunk driving accidents. […]