Jun 3, 2021

Despite Potential Medical Uses, Hallucinogens Are Still Illegal

By |June 3rd, 2021|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

There have been a number of stories in the news lately regarding the potential medical use of hallucinogens, especially for combat veterans. Psychedelic drugs have the potential to treat depressions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, they have hallucinatory side effects, which state governments and the federal government consider dangerous. Sci Tech [...]

May 26, 2021

How Are 401(k)s Handled in a Divorce?

By |May 26th, 2021|Divorce|0 Comments

Spouses who are divorcing need to address what property should be divided and how. Common assets that need to be considered are the marital home, bank accounts, cars, businesses, personal possessions, and any assets that can be sold today. Your retirement benefits, including your 401(k), may also be considered marital property, even though you can’t [...]

Apr 28, 2021

My Teenager Got a DUI; What Do I Do?

By |April 28th, 2021|DUI|0 Comments

Teenagers and drunk driving are a serious problem across the country. That’s why many states, including Tennessee, provide that a driver under 21 can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .02 or more. (For adults, the limit is .08 or more.) The best protection for your [...]

Apr 22, 2021

How Do You Show That You Deserve More Parenting Time?

By |April 22nd, 2021|Family Law|0 Comments

In Tennessee, there are two types of custody. Legal custody affects long-term health and education decisions for your children. Physical custody determines which parent the child resides with and who supervises the child. Most parents share legal custody of their children and many parents share physical custody. Tennessee law requires that the parents (if they [...]

Apr 14, 2021

Defenses Against Aggravated Assault Charges in Tennessee Defense

By |April 14th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Aggravated assault in Tennessee is, essentially, the intentional committing of an assault that causes serious bodily injury, causes death, or involves the use of a deadly weapon. Aggravated assault can also include strangulation, the failure of a parent to protect a child from an aggravated assault, and other definitions. Aggravated assault is defined in the [...]

Apr 1, 2021

How to Prepare for Your Divorce Mediation in Tennessee

By |April 1st, 2021|Divorce|0 Comments

Mediation is commonly used in Tennessee to help resolve divorce issues including division of your property, the custody of your children, alimony, and child support. Mediation is considered a friendlier way to resolve disputes than litigation. Mediation is also less expensive and often takes less time than litigation. The mediation sessions are run by a [...]

Mar 24, 2021

New Analysis Reveals Tennessee’s Growth in Life Sentences for Criminal Offenses

By |March 24th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

New state laws require life sentences for more criminal offenses. The enforcement of these laws through arrests, prosecutions, and convictions is causing a large increase in the Tennessee state prison population. According to a study by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit based in Washington DC, the trend towards more lifetime incarcerations in Tennessee is just [...]

Mar 11, 2021

Busting 4 Myths About Being Arrested

By |March 11th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Who knows where certain information comes from? You hear through the grapevine over the years that one thing or another can keep you from getting arrested if you’ve committed a crime. Unfortunately, that bad game of “whisper down the lane” can very well have the opposite result because what you’ve heard is frequently wrong. Sometimes [...]

Mar 3, 2021

What Is the Fathers’ Rights Movement?

By |March 3rd, 2021|Child Custody|0 Comments

There was a time when society and courts automatically handed over child custody and essentially total control of raising a divorced couples’ children to the mother. For a long time that was the standard without question, but it is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Fathers who were taught their place was being a [...]

Feb 25, 2021

Can I Be Arrested for Not Wearing a Mask in Tennessee?

By |February 25th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Mandatory mask wearing has been a controversial subject for many months around the country. Some states have issued a sweeping mandate while others, like Tennessee, have refrained leaving it to individual municipalities to decide and enforce. This can make it tricky for anyone traveling around the state to know whether they risk being arrested just [...]

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