Jul20, 2015

What are the Real Life Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction?

By |Jul 20, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Misdemeanor|0 Comments

Misdemeanors are commonly considered to be relatively petty crimes with the maximum jail time of 11 months and 29 days and fines of up to $2,500 in Tennessee. Depending on the circumstances, an individual who is arrested for a misdemeanor may not end up serving any jail time at all, but the other consequences of […]

Jul6, 2015

A Whipped Cream High Can Get You a DUI in Tennessee

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

According to Franklin police, Anna Thomas, age 28 was charged with DUI after crashing her SUV into a mailbox on Battle Avenue. Ms. Thomas had allegedly inhaled the nitrous oxide from 13 cans of whipped cream to get high and then got behind the wheel at 9:00am on Wednesday, June 3rd. Ms. Thomas had allegedly […]

Jun8, 2015

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Drug Charges at Bonnaroo

By |Jun 8, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Bonnaroo 2015 is quickly approaching. The music lineup just gets better and better with each passing year, and the crowd that attends grows along with it. One thing that does not change is law enforcement’s commitment to keeping festival goers safe and in compliance with the law. One thing that has changed is the way […]

May11, 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. Unfortunately, […]

Apr27, 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 in […]

Apr20, 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 minor […]

Apr14, 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 chances […]

Apr6, 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 in […]

Mar23, 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 DUI […]

Mar19, 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 jail […]