For the Family of Holly Bobo, an End May Be in Sight

If you spent more than five minutes in Tennessee since 2011, you’re familiar with Holly Bobo. A young, vivacious nursing student from a small town in Henderson County, Holly was abducted almost three years ago. Now the worst fears of her friends and family have been confirmed.

Then last week, a turn of events: police […]

Tennessee is Number One – And it’s Not Good

The reports are out from the Federal government, and Tennessee hasn’t fared so well. Our great state is number one, alright – number one in violent crimes. Turns out, the Volunteer State hasn’t been doing such a great job living up to its charitable name.

According to the report, Tennessee ranks highest in the areas […]

Drug Bust in West Tennessee Yields Drug Crime Charges Against Nine

In early January, multiple law enforcement agencies joined together to arrest nine men and women who were “smurfing” — purchasing pseudoephedrine products in order to manufacture methamphetamine. The individuals in question now face charges ranging from possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia to promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and felony evading arrest.

If you […]

Our Supreme Court Doesn’t Care about Field Sobriety Tests – Maybe

When you are pulled over for a DUI in Tennessee, the police officer may ask you to perform a field sobriety test. They’re used to test coordination, mostly, so there’s a lot of “touch your nose with alternating fingers while you count to ten” types of tests to see whether or not you’re too […]

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Your DUI Penalties May Last as Long as Your Criminal Record

It’s a common misconception that getting a DUI in Tennessee is like getting a traffic ticket: once your time is up, so to speak, the charge fades from your record.

This is patently untrue. A DUI in Tennessee stays on your criminal record forever, unless your criminal defense lawyer can have it expunged – and […]

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer if Your Child Is Arrested

Has your son or daughter been arrested for underage drinking, vandalism, theft, DUI or any other type of crime? Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is vital to your child’s future that you retain prompt and experienced legal counsel. Do not make the mistake of thinking your son or daughter needs to learn […]

Penalties for Marijuana in Tennessee

So far 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. Additionally, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use. However, cannabis is still illegal in Tennessee and under federal law. This means that while the general attitude toward the substance has changed over the years, it is still against the law to […]

Criminal Law v. Civil Law

In the wake of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict, many questions are floating around as to whether he could still face civil charges for his actions.  Understanding the differences between the systems of law and how they fit together helps facilitate an understanding.
A person such as George Zimmerman or O.J. Simpson, who is […]

Alibi: Your Questions, Answered

An alibi is any evidence showing that a defendant was somewhere other than the scene of a crime during the time the crime occurred. While the media and popular culture might portray the alibi as an untruthful or poor defense, the alibi is a perfectly respectable and frequently used legal defense. Here’s a brief […]

To Plead or Not to Plead, That is the Question

The primary reason defendants choose a plea deal is to receive a lighter sentence than they would receive if they went to trial and lost. Other benefits of plea bargains include saving money, a quicker resolution of the issues, avoiding publicity, and having a less severe offense on one’s record. Let’s take a look […]