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Sep 28, 2022

New Amendment May End Offender Labor in Tennessee

By |September 28th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on New Amendment May End Offender Labor in Tennessee

As of 2019, Tennessee prisons housed over 25,000 prisoners spread across 11 different facilities. The offenders vary in degree, but almost all of them work different jobs within those facilities at some point during their sentences. While helping convicts prepare for working after their release is undoubtedly a positive, poor conditions and an overall lack of choice lends to a far less savory idea — specifically, the idea that offender labor is nothing more than a [...]

Sep 1, 2022

Trying to Travel with Cannabis Is Not Worth the Risk

By |September 1st, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Trying to Travel with Cannabis Is Not Worth the Risk

As the pandemic slowly winds down, people are starting to travel again. We’re seeing an increase in the number of tourists here at home, and it’s safe to assume that other states are experiencing an influx of visitors as well. Some of them – like Illinois and Virginia, perhaps – may see some of our residents popping over the border for a very specific purpose: to get their hands on some legal marijuana. “Weed tourism” as [...]

Aug 24, 2022

Understanding Knoxville Truck Cargo Accidents

By |August 24th, 2022|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Understanding Knoxville Truck Cargo Accidents

Cult movie Final Destination 2 had a lot of highlights, but it’s most known for how it traumatized its collective audience with its infamous log truck scene. More of us than may want to admit move one lane over whenever they’re driving behind a cargo truck now (especially if the cargo is logs). But horror movie aside, this isn’t that paranoid of a practice. Cargo trucks really are scary. Or, rather, they can be in the [...]

Aug 17, 2022

Can You Challenge a DUI Blood Test?

By |August 17th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Can You Challenge a DUI Blood Test?

When you’re charged with any sort of crime, the prosecution and court as a whole work as hard as possible to prove your alleged guilt — even if none exists. Ideally, everyone is innocent until they are proven guilty, but guilty treatment often starts much sooner than conviction. This prejudice and unjust behavior against defendants can easily lead to a violation of their rights. The prosecution may spin stories, put too much faith in the [...]

Aug 12, 2022

Can I Seek Compensation if the Weather Caused My Car Accident?

By |August 12th, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Can I Seek Compensation if the Weather Caused My Car Accident?

As beautiful as our state is, Tennessee is no stranger to some less-than-beautiful weather. Our prime location means we get a taste of all extremes depending on where we are. This doesn’t always mean life-threatening twisters or hurricanes, but that inclement driving weather is nothing too new to us locals. Whether it’s simple rain, slippery leaves, ice and snow, or a terrible mix, our commutes can easily get much more dangerous. Ideally, we just avoid driving [...]

Aug 2, 2022

What Types of Accidents Are Caused by Drunk Drivers?

By |August 2nd, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on What Types of Accidents Are Caused by Drunk Drivers?

There are several ways a person can be impaired behind the wheel, but today's focus is on alcohol specifically. The reason drunk driving accidents happen is that alcohol significantly reduces brain function. It causes a driver to have impaired reasoning and muscle coordination. Logic is also affected. Many drivers are under the impression that they can drive while intoxicated. The reality is they cannot, and there are innocent victims on the road who will suffer. According [...]

Jul 26, 2022

When Is a DWI or DUI Stop Illegal in Knoxville?

By |July 26th, 2022|DUI|Comments Off on When Is a DWI or DUI Stop Illegal in Knoxville?

There are several ways the law considers you to be impaired. You can be drunk, using marijuana, using other controlled substances, etc. Any substance, alcohol or drugs, that impairs your ability to drive can lead to a DWI or DUI charge. Cops are meant to uphold the law, but they can sometimes overstep and make an illegal stop. A result of this unlawful stop is you facing criminal charges that can alter the course of your [...]

Jul 19, 2022

SUVs: Safe for Drivers, Deadly for Pedestrians

By |July 19th, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on SUVs: Safe for Drivers, Deadly for Pedestrians

There has been a pronounced uptick in people purchasing larger and larger vehicles. The main reason that is cited for this increase is safety. However, buying a large car does not mean that everyone else around you is safe. It only means the people inside the vehicle are secure. As a pedestrian, you should be wary of all vehicles, especially large vehicles around you. Pedestrians and cyclists on the road are in mortal danger when large [...]

Jul 13, 2022

Cannabis-Infused Wedding Food Results in Hospitalized Wedding Guests

By |July 13th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Cannabis-Infused Wedding Food Results in Hospitalized Wedding Guests

You know those wedding videos where you see the bridesmaids and groomsmen surprise the happy couple with a “spontaneous” choreographed dance? Or the social posts of, say, a groom with shoes that say “help me!” on the bottom, or some other trick? Wedding pranks – no matter how you feel about them – are popular with certain couples and their friends, and that’s all well and good as long as no one gets hurt. One bride [...]

May 11, 2022

Truck Drivers Can Be Hurt in Accidents, Too

By |May 11th, 2022|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Truck Drivers Can Be Hurt in Accidents, Too

Truck drivers don’t have it easy — and you don’t have to tell them that. Sure, there’s probably something soothing about hours on the open road with your own music and no one to judge you for it, but nothing is quite like we imagine it to be. Again, though, truck drivers already know this. They already know about their long hours and heavy loads and hectic schedules taking them away from home, and they (hopefully) [...]

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