Criminal Citation at Bonnaroo?

Generally, appearance is required for all citations received at Bonnaroo. There are however some criminal citations which may be able to be resolved without a court appearance. Contact our office to discuss your situation. What do I need to do to resolve this favorably? Contact a Tennessee criminal defense lawyer to discuss the nature of the charge. The most commonly cited offense at Bonnaroo, by far, is simple possession. There are ways of ensuring this stays off of your permanent criminal record, but you will need the assistance of a Tennessee attorney. Am I facing jail … [Read more...]

Penalties for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Tennessee

Although the law is arguably ambiguous in its application, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-425 makes it illegal for any person to have or be in control of  drug paraphernalia that can used for the consumption of a controlled substance. Drugs do not necessarily need to be present in order for a person to receive a paraphernalia conviction under Tennessee laws. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a serious charge because it is considered a drug related offense and therefore treated as such. A person may be convicted of the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia if the prosecution proves that … [Read more...]

3 Legal Tips for Bonnaroo

How to Get There While traveling, avoid the Scenic Route. Take the interstates and ignore your GPS. The rural highways may be faster but the more rural counties surrounding Manchester, TN cash in, quite literally, on the opportunity to stop and cite those on the way to Bonnaroo. Your Rights You can expect if you are stopped the officer or state trooper will request to search your vehicle. You have the right to refuse a search of your vehicle. It’s your right under the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Use it. Expect to be searched anyway but know that you saying "No", does … [Read more...]

Criminal Citations in Tennessee

How am I charged with a crime if I was not arrested? For misdemeanor criminal offenses in Tennessee, law enforcement may choose to issue a citation instead of making an arrest. So long as the person does not have any active warrants or prior failure to appear charges, the officer may choose to issue a citation and not make an arrest. For felony offenses, although rare, the State may use a criminal summons. Does not being arrested mean the charge is not that serious? Being charged with a criminal offense means you could potentially go to jail. It’s serious. Class A misdemeanors are … [Read more...]

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