Aug24, 2015

Was Your DUI Stop Legal?

By |Aug 24, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

If you follow the news, you may have heard about State Rep. Carson “Bill” Beck’s DUI stop this past April. Cops claim that Rep. Beck crossed over the line and into a center turning lane, which gave them reasonable cause to pull his car over under suspicion of DUI. However, a judge has ruled that […]

Aug17, 2015

Tennessee’s New Anti-DUI Campaign Distracts From Serious Message

By |Aug 17, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

Drunk driving is a serious issue, and Tennessee does not take the offense lightly. A first offense carries jail time up to 11 months, penalties up to $1,500, and loss of license for up to a year. The state has spent a significant amount of money raising awareness of this issue, but a recent gaffe […]

Aug10, 2015

Robbery and Theft Abound In Tennessee

By |Aug 10, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

A man was attacked and robbed recently outside of the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA after setting up a meeting with Ronald Payne, 22, and Tyler Austin, 18. The victim got to a phone after the duo punched him in the face and took his cell phone, keys, and wallet, and reported the incident to police. Officers responded […]

Aug3, 2015

Smuggling Drugs into Jail is a Felony

By |Aug 3, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Eight suspects are facing indictments for smuggling drugs into Wilson County jail before they were scheduled to be incarcerated. According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects knew they were going to serve time, and attempted to smuggle prescription drugs, marijuana and cocaine into the facility.

Department spokeswoman Sharon Curstis-Flair said, “In some cases, we […]

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 […]