Criminal Defense Law

Jun 29, 2022

What Are Enhanceable Offenses?

By |June 29th, 2022|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word enhance as “to increase or improve in value, quality, or attractiveness.” There are many things that many of us would like to enhance: beauty, health, intelligence, or quality of life. However, one thing many of us would not like enhanced are criminal offenses. When you have been accused of committing [...]

Feb 16, 2022

Cannabis Edibles Are Making Kids Sick

By |February 16th, 2022|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The legalization of cannabis is becoming more common across the nation, for medical and recreational purposes. As a result, children are inadvertently ingesting marijuana and becoming seriously ill. On the national scale, these incidents are increasing. There were a reported 187 marijuana edible exposure cases for children 12 years and younger in 2016. In 2020, [...]

Feb 2, 2022

License Plate Readers Lead to Drug Bust in Lebanon, TN

By |February 2nd, 2022|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Earlier this month, Lebanon police officers made an arrest that theoretically took drugs and other paraphernalia off of Tennessee streets. However, the way in which they went about this is a highly debated topic. They used controversial surveillance technology to make a stop and arrested a 22-year-old. The technology they used is license-plate-recognition software that [...]

Dec 1, 2021

Breaking Down Felony Drug Charges

By |December 1st, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Earlier this month, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Chris Appleby, a 33-year-old Amish man in Lawrence, Tennessee. According to various news sources, there were enough complaints lodged by neighbors to justify the warrant. It appears that justification was right. During their search, law enforcement officials discovered about [...]

Nov 2, 2021

Obsessed with True Crime Docs? It May Be Ruining How You See the Justice System

By |November 2nd, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

While true crime has always been an obsession for Americans, there has been an increase in true crime influencers and online media in general. Netflix documentaries like Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer and American Murder: The Family Next Door give an interesting glimpse into how social media played a significant role in [...]

Oct 20, 2021

How Do Pardons Work?

By |October 20th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

A pardon is a government decision that exempts someone from being punished for a crime. While the President (federal) or governor (state) has the right to pardon someone, the decision to pardon rests solely in the executive’s discretion. Once the decision is made to pardon someone or not, it is final and is not subject [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Apr 14, 2021

Defenses Against Aggravated Assault Charges in Tennessee Defense

By |April 14th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Aggravated assault in Tennessee is, essentially, the intentional committing of an assault that causes serious bodily injury, causes death, or involves the use of a deadly weapon. Aggravated assault can also include strangulation, the failure of a parent to protect a child from an aggravated assault, and other definitions. Aggravated assault is defined in the [...]

Mar 24, 2021

New Analysis Reveals Tennessee’s Growth in Life Sentences for Criminal Offenses

By |March 24th, 2021|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

New state laws require life sentences for more criminal offenses. The enforcement of these laws through arrests, prosecutions, and convictions is causing a large increase in the Tennessee state prison population. According to a study by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit based in Washington DC, the trend towards more lifetime incarcerations in Tennessee is just [...]

Mar 11, 2021

Busting 4 Myths About Being Arrested

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

Who knows where certain information comes from? You hear through the grapevine over the years that one thing or another can keep you from getting arrested if you’ve committed a crime. Unfortunately, that bad game of “whisper down the lane” can very well have the opposite result because what you’ve heard is frequently wrong. Sometimes [...]

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