Nov 10, 2016

Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee: New Laws Mean Changes for Violation of Parole Penalties

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In July 2016, the Public Safety Act of 2016 went into effect as a part of the state's effort to reduce crime and improve public safety. One of the major changes brought about by the new law is in the way violations of parole will be addressed. Of the 12,588 people who entered the state [...]

Oct 26, 2016

Creepy Clowns Causing Fear and Paranoia as Halloween Approaches

By |Oct 26, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Clown sightings are being reported in several places from the mid-Atlantic to the Southern United States. People are getting “creeped out” about it, and local police do not find it funny. Antioch and Glencliff high schools were placed in lock down in September after a reported clown threat. Four people were cited in Portland after [...]

Oct 12, 2016

Criminal Citation in Lieu of Arrest in Tennessee—Yes it is a Big Deal

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If you have been accused of a misdemeanor criminal offense in Tennessee, the law enforcement officer has the latitude to issue you a citation in lieu of arrest, rather than hauling you off to jail. Do not make the mistake of thinking that it is not a big deal because you did not get arrested. [...]

Oct 5, 2016

Judicial Diversions and Criminal Record Expungement in Tennessee

By |Oct 5, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

You made a mistake and you have learned your lesson. The thought of going to jail and having a criminal record is going to ruin all of the dreams and plans that you have for your life. You know that you made an error in judgement, and now you wish there was a way that [...]

Sep 14, 2016

How Might the New DUI Laws in Tennessee Affect You?

By |Sep 14, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

In the summer of 2016 (July 1, 2016, to be exact) there were four new DUI laws that took effect in Tennessee. One of those laws, which was intended to change the age group to which the offense of underage driving while impaired from ages 16-21-years-old, to ages 16-18-years old, and it was to give [...]

Aug 31, 2016

Tips for Avoiding a DUI & Staying Safe on Labor Day

By |Aug 31, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

At several different times during a year, Tennessee law enforcement conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to deter drunk drivers from endangering themselves and others by driving drunk. With Labor Day approaching, there will be parties and barbeques and sporting events celebrating the last official weekend of summer. People will be serving and drinking alcohol [...]

Aug 25, 2016

What to Tell Your Kids about Dealing with Law Enforcement

By |Aug 25, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

If you are the parent of teens and preteens, you know that as they grow older and more independent there will be times when they will encounter law enforcement when you are not with them. Have you had a conversation with your kids about what to say and how to conduct themselves during interactions with [...]

Aug 11, 2016

Can I Be Arrested for a DUI after Passing the Field Sobriety Test?

By |Aug 11, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

You are driving along I-65 late on a Friday evening. You might have had a beer or two while you watched the game, but you are by no means drunk, or so you believe. The next thing you know, you see those flashing blue lights and hear the chirp of a police cruiser pulling you [...]

Jul 28, 2016

What is the Process for Getting a Restricted License after a DUI in Tennessee?

By |Jul 28, 2016|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

If you have been convicted of DUI in Tennessee, one of the penalties is that you can lose your driving privileges for one year. That means that you would be unable to drive your car to get back and forth to work, to school if you are a college student, to the doctor's office and [...]

Jul 21, 2016

What are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction in Tennessee?

By |Jul 21, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Domestic violence is a serious issue in Tennessee with significant consequences. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 43 Tennesseans were murdered by intimate partners in 2014. Firearms were involved in 75 percent of these homicides. Tennessee law enforcement received 74,023 reports of domestic violence crimes, but many also went unreported. There were [...]