NASHVILLE DUI CHARGES INCREASE OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Over the Memorial holiday weekend, Metro Nashville Police Department, the Tennessee highway patrol and other local law enforcement agencies intend on setting up checkpoints around frequently traveled areas each evening over the weekend. Examples of common DUI checkpoints in Nashville typically include checkpoints along West End Avenue, Hillsboro Road, and Broadway. This weekend has historically proven itself to be one of the deadliest weekends throughout the year, with more fatal car accidents than any other holiday. Nearly 50% of all traffic related fatalities involve alcohol as a … [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...]

Nashville Criminal Attorneys Explain: What is Drug Paraphernalia?

Its a common question for criminal attorneys from clients facing a possession of drug paraphernalia charge how officers can determine what is and what isn’t drug paraphernalia. A pipe is often used as an example which could legitimately be used to smoke tobacco just as well as marijuana or crack cocaine. Tennessee law provides some degree of discretion to the courts when determining whether a device is drug paraphernalia or lawfully possessed. Tennessee law instructs the court as to the evidence which it should consider when determining the answer. The following is considered: 1. … [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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