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  • The Difference Between Shoplifting, Petty Theft & Grand Theft

    Theft crimes all have the same essential premise: someone who commits the crime takes something from someone else without permission or authorization with the intent of depriving them of that property. However, despite this similarity there are a wide variety of theft crimes with an equally wide-ranging array of names and associated penalties. Three of the most common theft crimes that virtually ...
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  • Four Ways You Could Face Charges for Prostitution

    Prostitution is the crime of exchanging sexual intercourse, sexual favors, or other sex acts for remuneration, usually in the form of money. While there’s a saying that prostitution is the “world’s oldest profession,” the truth of the matter is it’s against the law in Tennessee, and being involved in it could land you in serious trouble with the law. There are actually four different types of ...
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  • 5 Tips for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

    Every June, residents from surrounding states come to join in the festivities of Bonnaroo music and arts festival. To help you stay safe and have a fun festival experience, we’ve come up with 5 general tips for Bonnaroo. Tip #1: Stay Hydrated. Whether you are camping for the entire weekend or driving each day, you are going to spend the majority of your time in the hot sun, surrounded by thousands ...
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  • Swimming Safety

    With summer break approaching, it is time to start thinking about your next trip to the pool. Before you jump in, take a look at a few safety precautions for swimming this summer. Never Swim Alone. Whether or not you are an experienced swimmer, it’s never wise to swim alone. If a serious accident occurs, you’ll need another person around to help save you from downing or to call 9-1-1 for emergency ...
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  • How Does a Gray Divorce Differ from a Normal Divorce?

    Divorcing couples over the age of 50 – a trend commonly referred to as “gray divorces” – are becoming more and more common across the U.S. According to the Pew Research Center , from 1990 to 2015, the rate of gray divorces jumped from 5% to 10%. So what are real differences between normal and gray divorce s? Below, we explain 4 of the most notable differences between the two. 1.Average Age and ...
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  • Establishing Grandparents’ Rights

    In the event of a divorce, grandparents may fear losing the relationships they’ve developed with their grandchildren. To help with this, the court recognizes a number of viable reasons to grant grandparents visitation rights. However, the process can be long and complicated. Our firm tells you what you need-to-know about establishing grandparents’ rights . Qualifying for Visitation Under Tennessee ...
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  • How to Gather Evidence to Build Strong Case

    In order to be successful in proving negligence in a personal injury claim, a plaintiff needs to gather as much evidence as possible. The evidence needs to prove that the defendant owed some kind of duty to the plaintiff, that the duty was breached, that the breach resulted in injury, and that the injury occurred for which damages can be paid. The following are some examples of evidence which may ...
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  • 4 Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

    The basis of any personal injury claim is proof of negligence, which is conduct that falls short of reasonable standards for protecting an individual from foreseeable risks of harm. Before you start negotiating your claim, it is critical to understand how to prove all the elements which prove negligence. Understanding and proving exactly how the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries is ...
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  • Types of Public Indecency Offenses

    You’ve probably heard reports of crimes known as “public indecency,” but what you may not know is that this is actually an umbrella term that encompasses several different acts involving either nudity or sexual activity. These actions are usually intended to shock, arouse, or offend others through exhibitionism or promotion of obscenity, and are not protected under the right to “free expression” ...
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  • Your Wrongful Death Claim Questions, Answered!

    If a loved one has recently passed away as a result of injuries or an accident that was no fault of their own, you may have the ability to pursue damages in the form of a wrongful death claim. On this blog, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions we receive about this particular type of claim to help you better understand what your options may be. Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim? ...
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  • How to Prepare for Your First Court Appearance

    If you’ve never had to appear in court before, being forced to appear before a judge can be one of the most intimidating you’ve ever had to experience. Many people are extremely nervous in the days leading up to this initial appointment, and our clients often ask us if there’s anything they can do to start their case off on the right foot. The good news: there is! And it doesn’t even have to be ...
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  • Tips for Avoiding Parental Alienation After Your Divorce

    Let’s face it, a divorce is never easy. Long among the numerous court dates, arguments, negotiations, and other stresses is the fact that children often feel the effects of a divorce between their parents just as much as their parents do. Because this is such a confusing and stressful time, it’s easy to have a negative influence on your children, perhaps without ever even realizing it. It’s ...
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  • What is "Implied Consent?"

    When you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence, you are required to adhere to a blood alcohol content test by either blood, breath, or urine, depending on what’s available. Can you refuse this test? The answer is no—you are required by law to submit to this test or else you will face extensive penalties because of a doctrine known as “implied consent.” Let’s take a look at this ...
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  • How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is a serious problem that deserves to be treated with the utmost caution and care, but there’s an ugly consequence of this kind of attention: false accusations. Because of the immense social stigma that domestic violence carries, those who are accused often face massive backlash from society and are often given little recourse to try and preserve their name and reputation. This ...
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  • How to Avoid Slip & Fall Accidents During the Winter

    A study conducted by the National Safety Council estimates that slip and fall accidents happen 25,000 times a day in the United Sates. According to data, 1 in 5 emergency room visits are due to a fall; while slips, trips, and falls make up 20% of all workers’ comp costs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that these types of accidents are the second leading cause of ...
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