Sep 9, 2021

The Pros and Cons of a Plea Bargain

By |September 9th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Experienced criminal defense lawyers work aggressively to obtain dismissals of criminal charges and to suppress evidence that was illegally obtained or is improper. They should always be ready to try your case in court before a jury. Many times, though, lawyers work with the prosecutor to arrange a plea bargain. A plea bargain essentially means [...]

Sep 2, 2021

How Finances Affect the Decision to Stay in or Leave a Marriage

By |September 2nd, 2021|Family Law|0 Comments

Stable marriages involve many different factors. Love, companionship, loyalty, children, growing together, and intimacy are just some of the many reasons people stay together. Finances are another important factor, and they can make – or break – a marriage. Today, we want to look at why unstable finances can keep unhappy couples together, and why [...]

Aug 11, 2021

When Drunk Driving Is a Symptom

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

The consequences for even a first-time conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol in Tennessee are quite severe. In addition to a criminal record, a DUI conviction means at least two days in jail and possibly up to nearly a year in jail. You’ll have to pay a large fine. Your insurance rates will [...]

Jul 28, 2021

SCOTUS Decision Limits Warrantless Entry for (Some) Fleeing Suspects

By |July 28th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

In a blow against law enforcement overreach, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held that there are Fourth Amendment limits on chasing fleeing suspects who enter their homes. The decision of the court was unanimous, and the decision of California’s First District Court of Appeals was vacated. The case was remanded back to [...]

Jul 21, 2021

Showing Gratitude and Other Practical Tips to Strengthen a Marriage

By |July 21st, 2021|Divorce|0 Comments

Marriages have many wonderful aspects. Love. Caring. Family. Common interests and goals. Sharing experiences. One aspect that often gets overlooked is just reminding your soulmate that you appreciate everything he or she does. Especially as marriages grow into years and decades, it’s easy to take everything your spouse does for granted. Expressing your gratitude to [...]

Jul 14, 2021

Will I Lose My Car Insurance for a DUI Charge?

By |July 14th, 2021|DUI|0 Comments

Across the country, being charged with driving under the influence has serious criminal and financial repercussions. Tennessee has joined many states in cracking down on DUIs by way of criminal punishment through the courts, and license revocation through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Aside from criminal consequences, convicted DUI offenders may also immediately face obstacles [...]

Jun 30, 2021

Schedule IV Drug Crimes in Tennessee

By |June 30th, 2021|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

The federal and state Controlled Substances Acts determine which drugs are considered the most dangerous drugs and which are considered the least dangerous. Generally, Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous while Schedule V drugs are the least dangerous. Possession, manufacture, importation, use, and distribution of all Scheduled drugs are all considered crimes. The main [...]

Jun 23, 2021

What Factors Affect Spousal Support in Tennessee?

By |June 23rd, 2021|Family Law|0 Comments

Tennessee has four types of alimony. Before reviewing what issues can affect entitlement (or non-entitlement) to spousal support and the amount and length of spousal support, it’s important to understand these four types of possible alimony awards. The four types of Tennessee alimony support are set forth in Tennessee Code § 36-5-121: Rehabilitative alimony. This type [...]

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 [...]

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