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September 4, 2020
If you visit Tennessee and break the law, get local support

Tennessee has become a place where many people love to visit. They go there for vacations and just to getaway. The nightlife, music scene and beautiful scenery make it a perfect place for a short stay or longer vacation. Did you know that Tennessee’s tourism industry broke a record at $23 billion in domestic and international travel […]

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August 26, 2020
A Nashville bar fight could lead to assault charges

You and the boys had been planning it for months — a college reunion road trip to Nashville. You may be in your forties, but you still know how to party. Unfortunately, the only way your wives would let you go is if you took them along. Instead of being a calming influence, their wild […]

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August 12, 2020
When are 3 times when you could have a case for ineffective counsel?

When your attorney started talking in court, you could barely follow what he was trying to say. Later in the case, he made a mistake and was actually corrected by the judge. You didn’t feel good about what you saw. Then, when a decision was made, you found out that you’d lost your case. You […]

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July 30, 2020
American Bar Association urged to consider implicit biases in the legal system

The term “implicit bias” references the way that someone’s unconscious attitudes about others (often based on stereotypes) can affect their actions. It’s a problem in many facets of society — and the court system is no exception. That’s why the American Bar Association (ABA) is using social justice to urge the ABA and individual states to require […]

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July 17, 2020
Commutations and pardons in Tennessee

If you have been wrongly convicted of a criminal offense, you may be resigned to the sentence handed down. Recent events have served as a timely reminder that this need not be the case. The president’s recent decision to commute a former advisor’s sentence has thrown the topic into the limelight. Unfortunately, only the president […]

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July 15, 2020
Suspicion of DUI: What should you do?

Police are on the lookout for drivers who aren’t following the rules of the road. Taking this one step further, if they have reason to believe you’re under the influence of alcohol, it won’t be long before you find yourself pulled to the side of the road. If you’re stopped for suspicion of DUI, it’s […]

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July 2, 2020
How is an appeal different from a criminal trial?

You refused a plea deal and took your criminal case to court, confident that a jury would acquit you — but that’s not what happened. The best way to manage your expectations moving forward is to understand what happens during an appeal. Perhaps the biggest thing you need to know is that an appeal is […]

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June 22, 2020
Can you appeal a DUI conviction?

If you get convicted of a DUI, do not assume that you have no options left and you simply must accept that conviction. You may still feel that it was made unfairly. In a case like that, you will be glad to know that you may be able to appeal that conviction. Just because the […]

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June 12, 2020
How Tennessee penalizes tax evasion

For many Nashville residents filing their annual returns, they cringe at the high cost of taxes that have to be paid. Yet, many also worry that they are missing something or claiming an exemption that they don’t truly qualify to receive. They are concerned the Internal Revenue Service will come after them for unpaid taxes. […]

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May 28, 2020
Misuse of company credit cards can bring serious legal consequences

Many people who misuse company funds start small. Maybe after charging a meal with a client and gas for a business trip, they also decided to charge gas purchases for their personal vehicle or a lunch that didn’t involve a client or work. This kind of financial fraud involving expense accounts, credit cards or cash allowances from […]

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