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...]

Dismissed – Now to expunge.

Having a case dismissed is only one part of the process of clearing someone’s arrest record. In Tennessee, once a case has been dismissed it is then eligible to be expunged from your record. Expunging a record removes the existence of the case altogether from your criminal history. It’s the difference between a record which reflects someone who has never been arrested, and someone who was once charged with a crime but later the charge was dismissed. For example, if you are charged with a felony drug offense and the prosecutor decides later to dismiss the case; anyone who runs your … [Read more...]

Possession And Casual Exchange Of Marijuana In Tennessee

Although recent surveys and legislation across the United States has shown that many Americans favor the decriminalization of marijuana for primarily medicinal purposes, in Tennessee marijuana is a Schedule VI illegal substance. Even though simple possession of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor per Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-17-418, drug offenses in Tennessee are taken very seriously and can be aggressively prosecuted. If you are convicted of simple possession of marijuana you could be sentenced up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a mandatory minimum fine of $250. After two or more … [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...]

11 Legal Situations Which Could Affect Your TN Carry Permit

Much like a drivers license, a handgun carry permit in Tennessee is not a right, but a privilege which can be taken away, or not granted at all, to individuals in certain situations. The following list are a few situations which individuals should be aware of when resolving a criminal case in Tennessee and how that cases resolution could affect their ability to either obtain a carry permit, or could result in the suspension or revocation of their carry permit in Tennessee. Please note that this list is not all inclusive, but does address most of the situations which could affect a person … [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...]

TN Drug Possession Laws Bonnaroo 2013

Here are some pointers and FYI’s in hopes you can avoid a possession citation or arrest while you're at Bonnaroo. Drug crimes in Tennessee are complex and potential consequences if convicted can require looking at a number of factors, including the type of drug, whether any potential enhancements may apply (such as whether you were charged within a school zone) and the range of the offender if it is a felony charge. This is intended to be a summary of Tennessee's drug laws, however if you have either been arrested or received a citation for a drug offense, you should call a Tennessee … [Read more...]

What are scheduled drugs in Tennessee?

What are scheduled drugs? Drugs are categorized based on a number of factors, including risk of dependency, addiction, and whether or not they have any legitimate medical use. Schedule I for example, are considered to be the most dangerous, whereas Schedule VII would be considered to be the least dangerous. Below is some further explanation as well as example of drugs included in those categories.  Schedule I drugs include those that are the most dangerous and have a high risk of addiction or dependency and no legitimate medical use. Drugs included under this heading include LSD, … [Read more...]

Drug Possession in TN – Simple Possession and Possession with Intent

Drug Possession in Tennessee The difference between misdemeanor Simple Possession and felony Possession with Intent in Tennessee There is one difference between misdemeanor and felony drug possession: What you were planning to do with the drug. Did you have it for your own personal use, or rather with the intent to distribute or re-sell it? WHY WAS I CHARGED WITH A FELONY? The law sets out certain drug amounts which any amount over that is presumed to be possession with intent to distribute or re-sell. With marijuana, any amount of .5 an ounce is considered possession with … [Read more...]

Simple Possession Citations Received at Bonnaroo

            KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - BONNAROO DRUG CITATION AND ARREST STATS 424 drug citations issued on the Bonnaroo campgrounds alone during the four day festival Several thousand more drug citations issued to people traveling to Bonnaroo on Tennessee highways and interstates 44 people arrested for drugs on the Bonnaroo campgrounds - slightly more than in 2011 Hundreds more arrested traveling to Bonnaroo on drug related charges in Tennessee Save our number - Bonnaroo Lawyers  at 615 - 829 - 8259. Be careful, be smart, … [Read more...]

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