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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • 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” ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • When Will I Be Able to Stop Paying Child Support?

      It is important to know when you can stop paying child support so that you can better plan for your financial future. Typically, child support payments stop when the child reaches the age of 18. However, in certain situations, child support payments can be extended beyond the age of 18. This tends to happen when the child is still living at home, attending high school, or has special needs. Age of ...
    • How Do I Get an Annulment in Tennessee?

      An annulment and a divorce are not the same thing. In a divorce, a valid marriage is terminated by one or both spouses. An annulment means that the marriage in question was never a valid one to begin with. In Tennessee, you can have your marriage annulled if there is a legal reason that proves your marriage was invalid from the beginning. Legal Grounds for an Annulment The following legal grounds ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Can I Drive After a DUI Conviction?

      The state of Tennessee considers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to be a serious offense. If you are convicted, you will face heavy penalties, including the loss of your driving privileges. Depending on how many prior DUI convictions you have had, you may lose your driver’s license for years. How Long Does My Driver’s License Suspension Last? The length of time your license will be ...
    • Five Tips for Helping Party Guests Avoid a DUI

      Everyone wants their party to be a hit, and over the years one of the best ways to make sure that happens is to offer plenty of adult beverages to guests. However, guests who attend your party may briefly lose sight of the fact that they have to drive and get home when the party’s over. Guests who get behind the wheel while drunk not only place themselves and others around them at serious risk, ...

    Expungement

    The latest posts for Expungement are listed below.
    • Who Carries the Burden of Proof in Expungement Cases?

      Have you ever heard the phrase “innocent until proven guilty?” The criminal justice system is centered around this concept, which is known as the “burden of proof.” Essentially what this means is that one side is going to have the onus to prove the defense is either innocent or guilty. Because an expungement is a criminal proceeding, the same onus is present: one side must prove their part of the ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • How Do I Get an Annulment in Tennessee?

      An annulment and a divorce are not the same thing. In a divorce, a valid marriage is terminated by one or both spouses. An annulment means that the marriage in question was never a valid one to begin with. In Tennessee, you can have your marriage annulled if there is a legal reason that proves your marriage was invalid from the beginning. Legal Grounds for an Annulment The following legal grounds ...
    • Important Things to Talk to Your Divorce Attorney About

      When you get divorced, your attorney will likely ask standard questions, such as: How long were you married? Do you have children? When did you separate from your spouse? What is your income? What is your spouse’s income? What property do you and your spouse own? What property do you and your spouse own separately? However, there are other important questions that your lawyer might not ask you. ...

    Parental Rights

    The latest posts for Parental Rights are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • When Will I Be Able to Stop Paying Child Support?

      It is important to know when you can stop paying child support so that you can better plan for your financial future. Typically, child support payments stop when the child reaches the age of 18. However, in certain situations, child support payments can be extended beyond the age of 18. This tends to happen when the child is still living at home, attending high school, or has special needs. Age of ...
    • What Are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Parents?

      When the parents of a child are married, they are automatically granted parental rights. When the parents are unmarried though, they may struggle to gain their fair parental rights. Tennessee has a number of laws that apply to unmarried parents. Find out more about these laws, and how they affect your rights as an unmarried parent. Parentage In a marriage, it is presumed that the husband is the ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • 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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