How To Beat Aggravated Assault Charges in Tennessee

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Aggravated assault in Tennessee is a serious criminal offense that can redefine your life. The implications of a conviction are severe, with potential consequences affecting one’s freedom, reputation, and future opportunities. However, it’s important to remember that being charged does not equate to being guilty. The United States legal system is built on the presumption […]

Medical Conditions Mistaken For DUI

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Imagine this scenario: a 45-year-old man with no history of alcohol misuse is driving home after a long day at work. Suddenly, he feels dizzy and disoriented. Struggling to maintain his lane, he gets pulled over by a police officer. The officer observes the man’s slurred speech and unsteady movements–classic signs of intoxication. However, what […]

Boating Under the Influence in Tennessee: A Comprehensive Guide

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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 […]

Detention Hearings: My child was arrested and placed in custody in jail, is this legal? Unfortunately, yes. The police may be taken to the juvenile detention facility after committing a criminal offense but the circumstances under which they are placed in jail after an arrest is limited. Generally, the police will only place your child in the detention facility if they committed an offense that either: Resulted in a […]

DUI in Tennessee: Misdemeanor or Felony?

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Tennessee has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country, with serious penalties for those convicted. You may be wondering if a DUI is a misdemeanor or a felony in Tennessee. In this blog post, we will break down the key differences between misdemeanor and felony DUI offenses in Tennessee, focusing on the aspects […]

The Role of Social Media in Criminal Defense Cases

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In today’s digital world, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. From sharing photos and updates with friends to connecting with new people and staying informed, these platforms have changed the way we communicate and interact. However, while social media can be a fun and engaging way to stay connected, it […]

DUI Defense Insights: Physical Control & Driving in Tennessee

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As is the case with every criminal offense, the State has the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt every element of a criminal offense. The first element in a DUI case is that the defendant was either (1) driving; or (2) in physical control. Often times, people believe that you must be driving a […]

Understanding Tennessee’s DUI Vehicle Seizure Laws

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Drunk driving is a serious offense in Tennessee. In 2021, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) alone issued nearly 5,000 DUI citations, with local police departments making even more DUI arrests. A first-time DUI offense can result in severe penalties, including license suspension, fines, and even jail time. Repeat DUI offenders face even harsher consequences, including […]

Pre-Arrest Screening and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

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After discussing the second phase of DUI Investigations in our previous blog, it’s now time to get into the third and final phase: Pre-arrest screening. An experienced DUI attorney knows how important this phase is to your DUI case. Therefore, they should know common pitfalls that can result in a dismissal and/or favorable result to […]

Know Your Rights: Navigating Traffic Stops in Tennessee

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Being pulled over by the police can be an intimidating and nerve-wracking experience. It’s essential to know and understand your rights during a traffic stop in Tennessee to help you navigate the situation with confidence and self-assurance. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore your rights during a traffic stop, practical tips for ensuring your safety […]