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Feb 19, 2020

What Doctors Should I See If I’m Hurt in a Car Crash?

By |February 19th, 2020|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

If you are hurt in a car crash, seeing a doctor is one of the first things you should do. However, you might not know which doctors you should visit when you have sustained certain injuries. There are several doctors that may be worth visiting, but it all depends on the specific injuries you have sustained. Primary care physician Before seeing anyone else, consider visiting with your primary care physician. During your visit with the physician, [...]

Feb 5, 2020

You Can Be Charged with Sexual Assault Even if Both of You Were Drunk

By |February 5th, 2020|Sexual Assault|0 Comments

Consent is necessary before engaging in any sexual activity, but what happens when both people are too drunk to legally consent to anything that is going on? Can you be charged with sexual assault if you were both drunk at the time? Yes, you can. Engaging in sexual acts while intoxicated could potentially lead to accusations of sexual assault from the other person who might have been just as intoxicated as you were. While it is [...]

Jan 22, 2020

The Long-Term Effects and Potential Medical Needs of Burn Injuries

By |January 22nd, 2020|Burn Injuries|0 Comments

When a person is involved in an accident that leaves with them serious, extensive burn injuries, that person will often suffer from long-term effects that are associated with burn injuries. These effects can drastically alter the person’s way of life, making it nearly impossible for them to do things and participate in activities that were once a part of their daily routine. Skin grafts Skin grafting procedures are regularly performed on patients with burn injuries. During [...]

Jan 15, 2020

I Am Charged with a DUI. What Should I Expect?

By |January 15th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

 Having been charged with a DUI, you've obviously found yourself in an unfortunate situation. That situation can go one of two ways. It can go really bad for you, or it can improve through the use of a skilled advocate. I want to be that advocate. In particular, all of the information needs to be gathered. The reports from the officers, the video, the audio; anything that comes to bear on your case. The particularities [...]

Jan 8, 2020

Federal Jurisdiction, State Jurisdiction, and the Double Jeopardy Rule

By |January 8th, 2020|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

When a person is acquitted of a crime, the “double jeopardy” rule prevents that person from being recharged with that same crime at a later time, even if new evidence is found. Double jeopardy, however, only applies to one specific jurisdiction. Even if a person is acquitted of a federal crime, they might still be charged with that same crime on the state level. Understanding the double jeopardy rule While the double jeopardy rule protects defendants [...]

Jan 2, 2020

How Long Should I Expect to Be in Court?

By |January 2nd, 2020|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

 How long does court last? Well, that's an open ended question because sometimes the court date is open ended. It normally starts at 9:00 AM, and sometimes you're done by noon; sometimes you may be required to be there all day. Usually there are a lot of cases on the docket and the courts attended to them in the manner that is most expedient. Your attorney should keep you apprised of it. We do our [...]

Dec 23, 2019

Can I Keep My License If I Get a DUI?

By |December 23rd, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

The state of Tennessee is known for its strict laws against driving under the influence. These laws are in place to protect drivers and pedestrians from serious accidents that are often caused by intoxicated drivers. In the state, even first-time offenders can spend a lengthy amount of time behind bars. Some first-time offenders are spending up to a year in prison for getting behind the wheel while under the influence. In addition to spending time in [...]

Nov 6, 2019

What Are School Zone Drug Charges?

By |November 6th, 2019|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

 Another recent development in Tennessee law deals with the application of school zones to drug-related felonies. In these particular situations, the legislature has determined that when there is drug activity of a resale type variety – could be delivery, could be possession – within 1,000 feet of a school that it constitutes a drug free school zone violation. That means that the actual felony – let's say it's a schedule 2 cocaine case – is [...]

Oct 30, 2019

Everyday Products Are More Likely to Cause a Kid’s TBI

By |October 30th, 2019|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

A recent study has correlated the occurrence of pediatric brain injuries to everyday consumer products used in many homes. The study shows how traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in children, while commonly a result of sporting activities, also happen for other reasons. The Brain Injury study A pediatric brain injury occurs when the head comes into direct contact with an object resulting in a change in the way the brain handles and distributes information. The aforementioned peer-reviewed [...]

Oct 16, 2019

Ignition Interlock Device Requirements for DUI Offenders in Tennessee

By |October 16th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Tennessee laws are strict when it comes to punishing drunk drivers. Sentencing for DUIs in the state can include months or years in jail, hefty fines, court costs, and restrictions or complete loss of driving privileges. An additional and recent addition to these penalties is the requirement for the one convicted of DUI to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on his or her vehicle in order to be given a restricted driver’s license. Operation of [...]

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