Posts by Adrian Altshuler
Should I Tell My Lawyer If I Committed the Crime?
Admitting guilt is never an easy thing, even to those who are there to support you. It’s true when we’re children and do something bad at school, or when we make a mistake at work. The same is true for when you are charged with a crime that you did indeed commit. Your defense attorney…Read More
Factors to Consider When Dating Before Getting Married
Whether you are yet to get married, or you’ve been divorced and are considering tying the knot again, there are certain topics and factors you should consider when dating and choosing who is the one for you. While it is important that you and your partner have chemistry, it is also important to consider the…Read More
Childhood Trauma Can Be the Building Blocks to a Life of Violent Crime
One of the biggest reasons for searching out alternatives to incarceration, especially in Tennessee, is that our prisons and jails are full to bursting with inmates, including new and repeat offenders. When looking into why this is, and why jail time doesn’t seem to be dissuading or rehabbing offenders as jail is meant to do…Read More
Can I Make a Claim on My Spouse’s Pension if We Never Officially Divorced?
When you get married, you are so happy and excited to spend the rest of your life with the person that you love; you never think it will eventually end in divorce. That is exactly why a lot of people do not go into the marriage with anything like a prenuptial agreement to protect their…Read More
Was Your DUI Stop the Result of Confirmation Bias?
Driving under the influence is a crime, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports about 32 people die every day from alcohol-related car crashes. It does not matter who you are, where you are going, or how many drinks you have had—driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous…Read More
Do I Have to Pay Child Support for My Stepchildren?
Divorces can be complicated. And they can quickly become even more complex when there are children involved. Child support is often a hot topic during the divorce process because there are so many factors that must be taken into consideration. But say your marriage doesn’t work out and your spouse has children from a pervious;…Read More
Robbery and Theft Are Still Prevalent in Franklin
A number of news sources and think tanks have been raising the alarm regarding violent crime in America. You only have to turn on the news to see men and women – brows furrowed, mouths drawn tight – bemoaning the increase in crime across the country. To some extent, they are correct; the Brennan Center…Read More
What Is a Drug Recognition Expert?
Many people may not realize that even if you have not had anything to drink or done any illegal drugs, you can still be charged with a DUI in Franklin. But how does that make sense? All it takes to be charged with driving under the influence in Tennessee is being impaired enough where it…Read More
Can I File for Divorce Online in Tennessee?
There are plenty of websites that walk you through how to file and finalize a divorce from your partner completely online. Some say it is less stressful and keeps costs to a minimum since working with an experienced divorce lawyer is not required. However, it is not always in your best interest to have a…Read More
Can I Go to Jail for Not Doing Community Service in Tennessee?
Court-ordered community service is becoming an increasingly more popular form of alternative sentencing for judges, and it is no exception for courts in the Franklin area, either. Sometimes jail time is not in the best interest of the offender, especially if they are younger, the charge was a misdemeanor, and they have little or no…Read More
The Divorce Rate for Older Couples Is on the Rise
When couples get married, the last thing on their mind is divorce. Sure, it could happen to other people; but they never think that it will happen to them. They are so in love! Despite overall divorce rates among couples in the United States steadily declining over the years from 944,000 in 2000 to 630,505…Read More
How Do Prosecutors Prove Financial Crimes?
Financial crimes are non-violent and often happen to good people who make mistakes. They are also known as white-collar crimes. (The term “white-collar” comes from perpetrators of these crimes working in offices and wearing shirts with a collar.) Prosecuting these crimes is different from other criminal defense cases. A Franklin criminal defense lawyer from the…Read More
Negotiating Alimony During Your Divorce
Divorce is a painful process that affects everyone involved. The entire process is emotionally taxing, and dividing assets can be financially painful. As the divorce progresses, one party may be required to make alimony payments to their ex-spouse. The amount of these payments is decided based on negotiations. Negotiating alimony is complex and requires both…Read More
What to Expect After Being Pulled Over for DUI in Franklin, TN
You are on the road, on your way home from the bar when suddenly you see flashing lights following you at a close distance. That is unexpected. You only had one or two drinks, so there’s no way you are being pulled over for drunk driving. Hoping for the best, you pull over and the…Read More
Can I Get My Child Support Arrears Dismissed?
Parents are legally required to support their children, even if they do not live with the child in question. If one parent feels their co-parent is not doing a great job of financially supporting their child, they can file for child support. If child support is granted, the other parent is then required to provide…Read More
Can I Get Arrested in TN for Buying Legal Weed?
Some people see that weed is being sold legally across America and assume that there will be no penalty if they purchase it and carry it over state lines into Tennessee. These people have made an incorrect assumption, as marijuana is still very illegal in the state of Tennessee. If you are caught with marijuana…Read More
Want a Successful Marriage? Turn Those Reality Dating Shows Off
There are many television shows these days that depict couples getting married or starting a relationship only days or a few weeks of knowing each other. While this makes for exciting and drama-filled entertainment, it is also setting a bad example of what relationships should look like, and how they should be handled. Marriages should…Read More
Can My Property Be Seized if I am Convicted of a Felony?
A new state law has expanded asset forfeiture for certain felony crimes such as kidnapping, murder, and rape. HB2271 went into effect on July 1, 2022, and is one of the first of its kind in the country. WKRN reports that the law “has expanded criminal asset forfeiture for 12 statutes.” Representative Brandon Ogles, who…Read More
The Pros and Cons of 50/50 Parenting Time
In any divorce where there are minor children at home, a parenting plan has to be made. A significant part of this plan will outline where the child lives; the rest can outline how important decisions regarding the child’s education, healthcare, and so forth will be made. Some parents can agree on a 50/50 share…Read More
Can Acid Reflux Affect a DUI Test?
We all want our streets to be safe. Drivers need to act responsibly, but so do officers who pull over people who they suspect of driving while intoxicated. Police often rely on breath tests to determine if a driver is drunk behind the wheel – which is one of the reasons we advise you not…Read More