Criminal Defense Law

Jul 29, 2020

The Argument for Bail Reform

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Numerous people who have yet to be found guilty of any crime are held in jails across the United States because they are unable to post bail. This factor in our legal system imposes significant costs on not only taxpayers and communities, but those persons who are detained and their families. The system often promotes [...]

Mar 19, 2020

A Look at Self-Defense Claims in Tennessee

By |March 19th, 2020|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Although self-defense laws across the country allow individuals to defend themselves from harm, these laws generally do not permit individuals to commit violence in just any given situation, and simply claim self-defense. Understanding the basics of self-defense law in Tennessee are important, both to understand how to properly use self-defense and avoid criminal charges when [...]

Jul 24, 2019

How Dating Apps and Social Media Can Lead to Criminal Charges

By |July 24th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The Internet offers a range of wonderful opportunities. Many of those opportunities offer windows into a range of personal interests. Unfortunately, some of those personal interests can lead the users into a nest of troubles. Social activities can lead to charges of bullying, cyberstalking, identity theft, and Internet pornography. Some people even make the mistake [...]

Jun 26, 2019

The Basics of Parole in Tennessee

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Parole and probation are similar in some ways, different in others. Both terms apply to anyone convicted of a crime. Both terms require that the person convicted comply with all related conditions. Noncompliance with parole or probation conditions can mean that the convicted person will be confined in a jail or prison. Tennessee generally defines [...]

May 16, 2019

Brentwood Police Department Arrests Woman for Child Sex Trafficking

By |May 16th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The Tennessean reported on April 30, 2019, that federal and state law enforcement agencies arrested a Brentwood woman as a result of a sting operation. The arrest involved allegations of “trafficking juveniles for the purpose of illicit sex.” The report was based on a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The sting was [...]

Apr 25, 2019

Why the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Attracts So Many People

By |April 25th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

This year’s Bonnaroo music festival is fast-approaching. The national event will run from June 13 to June 16, 2019. The four-day event takes place on the Great Stage Park (a 650-acre farm) in Manchester, Tennessee. The festival attracts a broad range of musical styles including classic rock, indie rock, folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, pop, jazz, [...]

Dec 5, 2018

Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry – Tiers and Reasons for Removal

By |December 5th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Tennessee has adopted the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) which sets the minimum standards sex offender must meet for registration and notification. For most convicted sex offenders, the requirement to register as a sex offender is horrific. The registration can be searched by the public. Registration brands defendants, often for life. Registration [...]