Jun 22, 2017

Tennessee DUIs and Mandatory Blood Draws

By |June 22nd, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

In June of last year, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that mandatory warrantless blood draws at DUI stops are unconstitutional and too intrusive. Although police can still mandate onsite breathalyzers without a warrant, warrantless searches are generally only intended for extraordinary circumstances. Blood draws at DUI stops do not fall under this [...]

Jun 15, 2017

Common Reasons for Contested Divorce in Tennessee

By |June 15th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce can be the hardest thing you'll ever go through, or a blessing in disguise. Some divorces are completely amicable, with each spouse going their own way, able to co-parent and enjoy their life after marriage. Others, however, can be more difficult. When two spouses cannot arrive at a consensus, during mediation or otherwise, about [...]

Jun 8, 2017

Busted at Bonnaroo? Better Call a Lawyer

By |June 8th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

Great music, great people, and good times—that's what Bonnaroo is known for nationwide. People flock to Coffee County and Middle Tennessee each year to enjoy themselves and experience one of the country’s premier music festivals. In recent years, however, Bonnaroo’s patrons have been under increasing scrutiny from law enforcement officials looking to make quick arrests [...]

Jun 1, 2017

Prenuptial Agreements in Tennessee: Smart Idea, or Unnecessary Paperwork?

By |June 1st, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Prenuptial or antenuptial agreements are quite common in marriages and are, at their core, a negotiated document signed by both members of a couple prior to marriage. These documents typically lay out ownership of property, monies, and assets. In Tennessee, these agreements are binding in court. Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-3-501, the law stipulates [...]

May 25, 2017

Are Tennessee Field Sobriety Tests Reliable?

By |May 25th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

No one likes to see flashing lights in their rearview mirror when driving on the highway. And if you’ve been speeding, or have disobeyed some traffic law, you can feel even worse. But what happens when an officer asks if you’ve been drinking? It can be alarming to hear the words, “Step out of the [...]

May 18, 2017

Coffee County & Middle Tennessee Courts: What to Expect After Arrest at Bonnaroo 

By |May 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

If you are planning to enjoy the infamous music festival of Bonnaroo this June, you’ll be traveling through Middle Tennessee and Coffee County. If you’re planning to enjoy Bonnaroo with substance use or under the influence of alcohol, however, you might be in for a bad time with the Coffee County police. If you find [...]

May 11, 2017

What Your Third DUI Means in Tennessee

By |May 11th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Tennessee can mean complicated legal battles, negotiation with authorities, and even some mandatory punishments. If you’ve had previous DUIs, you know there are associated fines, other penalties, and mandatory jail time (the length of which can depend on your blood alcohol content at the time of arrest). DUI offenses [...]

Apr 27, 2017

Party’s Over: First Steps After a Misdemeanor Charge at Bonnaroo 

By |April 27th, 2017|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Bonnaroo is one of the country’s most beloved music festivals, and it’s a great economic boom for Middle Tennessee. Year after year, Columbia criminal defense lawyers are retained as counsel for festivalgoers that receive various criminal charges at, around, or near Bonnaroo. As with most large-scale music festivals, the most common criminal charge by far [...]

Feb 16, 2017

Bonnaroo Citations and Arrests – What to Do if it Happens to You

By |February 16th, 2017|Criminal Defense Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On the Second Thursday in June every summer since 2002, Bonnaroo has transformed the village of Manchester, Tennessee into a massive music festival teeming with thousands of enthusiastic people both young and old who come for the diverse line-up. This year, the festival will run from June 8-11, 2017. Whether you are into classic rock, [...]

Feb 2, 2017

Tennessee and National Crime Statistics for 2016 Shows an Increase in Violent Crime and a Decrease in Property Crime

By |February 2nd, 2017|Criminal Defense Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In January, the FBI releases its, Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, which this year reveals an increase in the number of violent crimes reported and a decrease in the number of property crimes reported in the first six months of 2016 when compared with the first six months of 2015. The data used in the [...]

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