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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Is someone terrorizing you? Do you constantly feel afraid and worried about your safety? If so, an order of protection may help protect you.
What is an Order of Protection?
It is a paper signed by a judge that tells someone who is threatening you to stop it or face serious legal consequences. While the order […]