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 […]

Keep Calm and Remain Silent if You Are Arrested

If you are arrested, it is important to avoid panicking and to think clearly to make sure your rights are secured. The Fifth Amendment gives you the right to refuse to discuss allegations with police. Although you may feel that you can talk your way out of your situation, it is always prudent to […]

When It’s Right to Fight Back — Self-Defense

When threatened with serious bodily injury or death in your own home, you have the right to protect yourself. But what rights do you have to defend yourself outside of your home? Do you have the right to act in self-defense, or are you required to retreat from confrontation in a public place?
Tennessee’s Stand […]

Reinstating Your Drivers license After a DUI

If you’re convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Tennessee, it can result in numerous penalties including jail time and fines. One of the biggest daily life changes to occur as a result of a DUI conviction is the revocation of your drivers license. Your license may be revoked from one year to […]

Give Me My Property Back Please

You may be aware of the existence of police evidence rooms only from television shows. Who can forget the magnet scene in Breaking Bad that wiped all of the computers in the evidence room clean? While many items are stored in evidence rooms, it’s unfortunate that police departments don’t follow the same policies as […]

New Tennessee Law Aims To Reduce Prescription Pill Abuse

Accidental drug overdoses are huge problem in this country, and last year more than 1,000 people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee. A new Tennessee law seeks to reduce this problem by reducing prescription drug abuse and doctor shopping.
The Prescription Safety Act of 2012, which took effect January 1, 2013, requires pharmacists to enter […]

If You Hit, Don’t Run. But If You Hit and Run, Get A Lawyer

If you’ve been the perpetrator of a hit and run, it’s imperative that you consult with an attorney before taking another further action. The mistakes you can make trying to resolve the problem on your own without legal counsel can only make a bad situation worse.
A hit and run can involve minor accidents or […]

Tennessee’s New Mandatory Arsenal in the War on Drunk Driving: The Interlock Device

With the turn of the calendar to 2013, a new change came to DUI law in Tennessee. Beginning on January 1, first-time DUI offenders convicted of having a blood alcohol content of .15 or above will be legally required to install a device called the interlock device in his or her vehicle.
What is an […]

Property Theft Breakdown

Many offenses exist in Tennessee that involve the taking of a person’s property. Theft is an all-encompassing term that involves many types of stealing.

Theft is the taking of, or exercising control over, another person’s property without that person’s consent for the purpose of depriving the owner of the property. Theft does not involve the […]

Facing Drug Possession Charges? Learn What You’re Up Against

If you’ve been charged with drug possession in Tennessee, it can be a very serious matter, and the charges can include charges for possession of items you never thought about, such as drug paraphernalia.
You can be charged with possession, even if you don’t have drugs on your body. You can be charged with drug […]