Boating Under the Influence in Tennessee: A Comprehensive Guide

Beautiful lake in the Tennessee hills

With summer in full swing, the lakes around Knoxville, Sevierville, Maryville, Oak Ridge and Rocky Top are buzzing with activity. As much as we all love boating on the pristine waters of Fort Loudoun Lake, Douglas Lake, or Chilhowee Lake, it’s crucial to remember that just like driving, operating a boat under the influence of […]

DUI Checkpoints In Tennessee: What You Need To Know

You’re driving home from a night out with friends, feeling a little tired but otherwise fine. Suddenly, you see a line of vehicles and flashing lights in the distance–it’s a DUI checkpoint. Your heart begins to race as you wonder what to do. How should you respond to the officer’s requests? Should you submit to […]

Can A Minor Be Detained By The Police?

As a parent, the safety of your child is paramount. Knowing what to do in the event that your child gets taken into custody by a police officer can be daunting — and not knowing how your rights may or may not measure up against law enforcement’s authority can feel paralyzing. By understanding when, why, […]

What Happens For Your First DUI Offense In Tennessee?

If you’ve recently been charged with DUI, you’re probably feeling a mix of emotions – confusion, frustration, and perhaps even fear. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Thousands of people are arrested for DUI each year in Tennessee, and almost all of them will have questions about what happens next. This blog is […]

Is the Smell of Marijuana Probable Cause To Search a Vehicle in Tennessee?

Cannabis leaf under car key showing simple possession in TN

The smell of marijuana as probable cause to search a vehicle has been a legal grey area in recent years. In 2018, the Farm Bill federally legalized cannabis products containing less than 0.3% THC. This made the smell of marijuana less clear as an indicator of illegal activity, as law enforcement officers cannot distinguish between […]

How Does Evidence Get Suppressed?

Evidence plays a critical role in any criminal trial. It can be the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. However, evidence can be suppressed for a variety of reasons. Evidence may be suppressed if it was obtained illegally or if it is not relevant to the case. Evidence may also be suppressed if it […]

Confessions And Your Child’s Miranda Rights

The criminal justice system in the United States is based on the premise that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. This includes minors, who are protected by a number of constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If your child is arrested, it is important that you understand […]

Public Intoxication In Tennessee

If you’ve ever been out drinking in Tennessee, you may have wondered what could happen if you get too drunk and wind up causing a disturbance. In this blog post, we’ll discuss public intoxication laws in Tennessee, and provide some tips on how to handle yourself around police if you’re potentially facing public intoxication charges. […]