Domestic Violence

Sep 17, 2020

Types of Domestic Abuse

By |September 17th, 2020|Domestic Violence|0 Comments

People need to understand what actions constitute domestic abuse. Victims who are abused in any way should seek advice from an experienced family lawyer to understand their rights and to review their options. There are immediate remedies that can require that the abuser stop the contact and remove themselves from the marital home. There are [...]

May 28, 2020

Facing Domestic Assault Charges? Important Information to Protect Your Rights

By |May 28th, 2020|Domestic Violence|0 Comments

Being accused of domestic violence is a serious issue. The police do not take allegations of lightly. If you find yourself being booked into a local police station for charges of domestic assault, it’s important to understand your rights. As with any type of crime, you should consult a Franklin criminal defense attorney before sharing [...]

Sep 12, 2019

What Are Red Flag Gun Laws?

By |September 12th, 2019|Domestic Violence|0 Comments

Early in August, President Donald Trump called for nationwide red flag laws in an effort to prevent mass shootings. Red flag laws – or Extreme Risk laws – allow law enforcement “to intervene in order to temporarily prevent someone in crisis from accessing firearms.” Aside from trying to prevent mass shootings, red flag gun laws [...]

Apr 6, 2016

Conversation Agents Cannot Replace Trusted Legal Advice

By |April 6th, 2016|Domestic Violence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, Cortana and S Voice are computer programs housed within smart phones, which are designed to respond to user's question in a "natural" language that attempts to follow real, human conversations. The challenge with conversational agents is that people often do not understand the limitations of the technology and [...]

Sep 14, 2015

Reporting Domestic Violence is Worth It

By |September 14th, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against Nashville developer David Chase. Evidence showed that his accuser, Lauren Bull, was not a credible witness, and her accounts of his behavior differed from the observations of other witnesses. This case is statistically normal; most domestic violence charges end up being dismissed. However, prosecutors and advocates of domestic [...]

Apr 27, 2015

What are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction?

By |April 27th, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Domestic violence can take many forms. Behind closed doors at home, sometimes violence erupts from pent-up hurt feelings and hurtful words. Other times it’s a case of one person using physical strength to control a partner through fear and intimidation. Or maybe one partner is looking to get the upper hand over the other in [...]

Mar 19, 2015

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Loopholes in “Cooling Off” Period

By |March 19th, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Tennessee House Criminal Justice subcommittee is looking to create a new bill that would close any loopholes in the mandatory “cooling off” period for those charged with domestic violence. Sponsored by Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) and Senator Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) the amendment would eliminate a judge’s right to waive the mandatory 12 hour jail [...]

Oct 7, 2014

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By |October 7th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The news has been inundated with stories regarding famous athletes, celebrities and politicians committing acts of domestic violence on their partners, spouses and children. There is no excuse for violence, but acts committed against loved ones seem especially heinous. In the hopes of spreading awareness about the horrific nature of domestic violence, we share with [...]

Apr 2, 2013

If You’re a Victim of Domestic Violence

By |April 2nd, 2013|Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is help for you Domestic violence is unfortunately too common an occurrence. If you are a victim of this crime, there is help available for you. First, domestic violence in Tennessee is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly committing one of the following against a family or household member: Causing bodily injury to the [...]

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