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 24, 2019

Who Gets to Claim the Children for Tax Purposes?

By |October 24th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

 When parties have divorced and they have minor children, those children are allowed to be claimed for tax purposes as exemptions. A big question that I get a lot of times is, “Who gets to claim the children?” That depends on a lot of things in some situations. However, the laws in the state of Tennessee are very clear and it says that the parent receiving child support is the parent entitled to deductions. But, [...]

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 [...]

Oct 10, 2019

How Do You Know if the Truck Driver Was Overworked?

By |October 10th, 2019|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

 A lot of times claims arise because drivers of large trucks are tired. They've been on the road too long. How do you know if they're tired? How do you know if they've been overworked or exceeded the hours that are permitted? We have abilities to access their electronic logs, and/or in the event that they actually have handwritten logs, those are also required to be maintained by the trucking company and by the driver. [...]

Sep 4, 2019

What Is Mediation, and Do I Have to Go?

By |September 4th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

 Mediation is a process in the state of Tennessee for different types of cases, but when you're going through a divorce, mediation is required in the state of Tennessee unless you and your spouse can resolve your case prior to that process. Mediation is also required before you are allowed to try any issues in your divorce case in the state of Tennessee. Mediation is a process where you and your attorney, along with your [...]

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