Jan 19, 2017

Avoiding Arrest on Drug Charges at Bonnaroo and Protecting Your Rights

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Each summer, a farm in Manchester gets transformed into Bonnaroo, a massive, four-day music and arts festival. People travel to middle Tennessee from all over the region to partake in the hedonistic celebration that seems to be a hotbed of criminal activity. Bonnaroo just announced the 2017 lineup, which does not look like it is [...]

Jan 5, 2017

Repeat DUI Offenders—How the New Law in Tennessee Will Affect You

By |Jan 5, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

Tennessee drivers who seem to be in the habit of drinking and driving might want to rethink that, as the penalties for repeat DUI offenders just got even more severe. Tennessee already has strict consequences for DUI offenders, and in this new group of laws that went into effect in 2016, they legislature took calculated [...]

Dec 22, 2016

Can the Police Use the Data in Your Fitness Tracker as Evidence in a Crime?

By |Dec 22, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Wearable fitness tracking devices such as smart watches and devices that clip to the wearer's clothing has become one of the hottest fitness trends. People believe that these devices can help promote a healthy lifestyle, and they are willing to give up their privacy in exchange for the ability to keep track of their steps, [...]

Dec 7, 2016

Debunking False Positive Readings with Tennessee Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI

By |Dec 7, 2016|DUI|0 Comments

Tennessee has required ignition interlock devices for those convicted of DUI with a BAC of 0.08 percent or greater since 2013, and then in July 2016 a new law went into effect that, "Revises the interlock law to make an ignition interlock device required unless the judge makes specific findings that the person seeking the [...]

Nov 10, 2016

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

By |Nov 10, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

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

By |Oct 12, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

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 [...]