BONNAROO DRUG CHARGES

Many have headed home from Bonnaroo after 4 days of great music. The experience however may be one many would rather quickly forget. The week prior to Bonnaroo, police from all over the state of Tennessee ramp up their drug stops in an effort to curb the widely recognized drug use at the music event. Those driving into Tennessee from out of state face a substantial risk of being stopped while traveling to Bonnaroo. Here are a few answers to common questions we get each year from out of state callers looking for assistance with drug charges. What is Simple Possession in Tennessee? Generally, … [Read more...]

What happens when I go to court in Tennessee?

For those who have been arrested or received criminal citations for the first time, going to court can be a scary thought. Simply not knowing what will happen or understanding how the courts work will cause you stress. What happens after I am arrested/receive a citation for a criminal offense in Tennessee? After receiving a citation or being arrested for a criminal offense, you will be booked. When booked, the arresting agency will gather information about you, including your birthdate, home address and will take you photographs and fingerprints. If you are arrested, the booking process … [Read more...]

Technology and its impact on the Fourth Amendment

By Timothy P. O'Neill Let's set the Wayback Machine to 1983. You are in a law school classroom and are discussing a brand new U.S. Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Knotts, 460 U.S. 276 (1983). The professor says, "This case holds that police use of a beeper to track a suspect's car to a drug lab is not a search under the Fourth Amendment. In order for police activity to constitute a search, it must intrude on the person's reasonable expectation of privacy. Here the car was always on public streets; theoretically, any person could have viewed the suspect's movements. Use of the beeper only aided … [Read more...]

Nashville Criminal Attorneys Explain: Domestic Assault in TN

Domestic Assault Law in Tennessee: Who does it apply? Current or former spouses; Those who do or have lived together; Dating Relationships If you are related by blood or adoption or were formerly related by marriage; Applies to children of current, former spouses, or children borne of a dating relationship; What is Domestic Assault in Tennessee? It is an assault, against a person in one of the previous categories. A person commits assault who: -          Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; -          Intentionally or knowingly … [Read more...]

9 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Attorney Even for a Misdemeanor Charge

The ‘But, it’s just a misdemeanor’ demeanor, implying that the charges are not that serious and the punishments not that severe are typically incorrect. Aside from potential jail time, any criminal conviction can greatly impact your life. You need to be informed and understand the impact of the decision you make regarding your criminal case. Hiring a criminal attorney might be the best ‘career’ move you ever made. Consider this: 1. A criminal conviction will substantially decrease your likelihood of getting a job; 2. Fines assessed without any consideration as to your ability to … [Read more...]

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