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 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 [...]

May 18, 2016

Tips for Avoiding a DUI at Bonnaroo

By |May 18, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

Before long the 2016 Bonnaroo season will be in full swing here in Tennessee. From June 9th through the 12th, Manchester, TN will bloom into a small city with thousands of visitors who will be our guests for the four day music festival-palooza. We are going to be honest and let you know that you [...]

Apr 27, 2016

Tennessee Makes Progress to Strengthen Mandatory Ignition Interlocks and Improve DUI Conviction Reporting

By |Apr 27, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

Tennessee is making great strides towards strengthening the punishment for DUI offenders. A bill that would require an ignition interlock device for 120 for second-time DUI offenders has passed the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill would also require that DUI arrest and conviction records be shared with every Tennessee court and judge immediately. The [...]

Apr 21, 2016

Questioning the Legality of Drug Testing Kits at Music Festivals like Bonnaroo

By |Apr 21, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

For five days each summer, the Old McAllister 750 acre farm located outside of Manchester, Tennessee becomes the sixth largest city in Tennessee, jam-packed with nearly 100,000 people when Bonnaroo comes to town. The largest music festival in the United States, Bonnaroo takes over the sleepy little town of Manchester with its 10,000 residents located [...]

Apr 13, 2016

Proposed Bill Would Boost Repeat DUI Penalties and Reduce Penalties for Small Amounts of Drug Possession

By |Apr 13, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Rep. William Lamberth has introduced controversial legislation that would toughen drunk driving laws while simultaneously reducing the penalties for repeated drug possession. As introduced, HB 1478 would punish a sixth offense DUI as a Class C felony, punishable by three to 15 years in prison. It would define "prior convictions" for the purpose of enhancing [...]

Apr 6, 2016

Conversation Agents Cannot Replace Trusted Legal Advice

By |Apr 6, 2016|Domestic Violence|0 Comments

Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, Cortana and S Voice are computer programs housed within smart phones, which are designed to respond to user's question in a "natural" language that attempts to follow real, human conversations. The challenge with conversational agents is that people often do not understand the limitations of the technology and [...]

Mar 31, 2016

Forfeiture and Seizure of Property in Criminal Cases in Tennessee

By |Mar 31, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Under the current civil forfeiture laws in Tennessee, police and prosecutors can seize and sell your car or other property and use the proceeds without having charged you with a crime. The Institute for Justice calls Tennessee's forfeiture and seizure laws "policing for profit" in the second edition of a report about the abuse of [...]