Criminal Defense Law

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

By |June 26th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

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 [...]

Oct 31, 2018

What Happens at a Preliminary Hearing?

By |October 31st, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Defendants who are charged with most crimes have a right to a preliminary hearing. This hearing takes place after the defendant has been arraigned (entered a plea) and after bail has been set. There are some procedural differences between federal and state preliminary hearings, but the basic strategies criminal defense lawyers use are the same [...]

Sep 26, 2018

Defenses to Identity Theft Crimes in Tennessee

By |September 26th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Defendants can be charged with identity theft crimes by the state or by the federal government. Generally, identity theft consists of using someone’s personal identifying information to obtain such financial gain. Common examples include using the information of someone else to gain access to credit cards, bank accounts, and retirement contacts. It also includes using [...]

Jul 25, 2018

New Changes to the Criminal Asset Forfeiture Process in Tennessee

By |July 25th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Criminal asset seizure is a law enforcement tool that allows the government to take the property that is owned by those accused of committing crimes. Criminal asset seizure or forfeiture is usually conducted related to the possession of narcotics. Law enforcement can seize money, vehicles, home or other property related to the commission of a [...]

Jul 18, 2018

Tennessee Can’t Revoke Someone’s Driver’s License for Unpaid Court Costs

By |July 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The Tennessean reported on July 3, 2018, that federal judge Aleta Trauger ruled that it was unconstitutional for Tennessee to revoke a driver’s license just because he/she couldn’t afford to pay the court costs. The decision, according to a lawyer for the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York City, could have [...]

Jun 6, 2018

Categories of Offenses You May be Charged with at the Bonnaroo Festival

By |June 6th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 7-10 in Manchester, Tennessee. The four-day musical festival attracts local residents and visitors from across the country. The music normally starts around noon and can last until the early morning hours. A broad variety of music styles can be heard including bluegrass, rock, jazz, gospel, [...]

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