Criminal Defense Law

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, [...]

Mar 28, 2018

Public Intoxication at Bonnaroo

By |March 28th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Tickets went on sale in January for this year's Bonnaroo festival, once again held at the Farm in Manchester from June 7 to June 10. The lineup for 2018 is another group of heavy hitters, with Eminem, The Killers, and Muse as headliners. Sturgill Simpson, Bassnectar, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Kaskade and [...]

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 [...]

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