Category Archives: Criminal law
DUI & Labor Day Weekend

For many, Labor Day marks the end of summer and one last chance to enjoy the warm weather, plan cookouts with friends and family, or spend the day boating on the lake. This time of year also sees an increase in drunk driving, which means local and state law enforcement will be increasing their presence…

DUI in Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee treats DUI’s severely. If you are caught driving under the influence in Tennessee don’t expect a break from the arresting officer nor any favors from the prosecuting attorney.  DUI is a big business for the state. Look at the laws of our surrounding states.  IN Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and other states the…

A Second Chance? Expunge Felony Record for a Fee

Having a felony or even a misdemeanor conviction on your record will affect you in ways you may not have considered.  Your record can keep you from the job you are applying for, or from the apartment you want to rent.  The impact is life-altering and permanent. A new Tennessee law which becomes effective tomorrow,…

Registered Sex Offender faces New Charges in Bartlett

The Commercial Appeal reports that a 33 year-old Crossville man who is already registered as a sex offender, has been arrested for aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor, a 9 year-old girl.  The case is awaiting grand jury action.   The defendant previously served three years in prison on a felony sexual offense. The…

Governor signs new Public Safety Laws

According to a press release from governor Bill Haslam’s office, TBI  analysis shows that domestic violence victims make up more than half of all reported crimes against Tennesseans.  In per capita terms, our state is fourth in the country for domestic violence.  Under a new law signed into effect by the governor, repeat offenders in…

Lakeland Official Pleads Not Guilty, Acknowledges Theft

A resourceful defense and a little out-of-the-box thinking can’t hurt. Anita Hughes resigned as Lakeland’s deputy finance director in August 2011, saying in her written resignation letter, “Please note that I will co-operate any (way) I can.”   Formal charges came later.  She was indicted in March of 2012 on charges of felony theft and official…

West Tennessee Coach Faces Prostitution Charges After Parking Lot Incident

Police arrested two men on charges of prostitution, including a coach and teacher at Riverside High School in Decatur County. Officers patrolled the 400 block of South Broad Street about 2 a.m. Monday when they saw a vehicle with two men inside parked in front of a closed business there. “At that time of night,…

Supreme Court: Defendants Have Right To Competent Advice In Plea Deal Cases

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that defendants in criminal cases have the right to legal advice from a qualified attorney regarding plea deals offered by the prosecution. At the least, the defendant must be informed by defense counsel if the prosecution has offered a plea bargain. The decision applies to both state and federal…