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October 28, 2019
What can I expect during a traffic stop?

As a tourist in Nashville, you’ll probably use a vehicle to make your way around the city. You might even be pulled over at some point during your journey, which doesn’t necessarily need to be a stressful experience. provides the following information to motorists in the city so they know what to expect when pulled over. […]

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October 15, 2019
Good jury instructions are vital to receiving a fair trial

If you are facing criminal charges in Tennessee, you may worry about your future. After all, you may lose your freedom if a jury convicts you of certain offenses. You likely are also nervous about sitting through a trial. Unless you are an attorney, you may find the inner workings of a courtroom to be […]

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October 14, 2019
Traveling through Tennessee with marijuana could mean trouble

One of the potential issues with the varying marijuana laws in different states is that someone could inadvertently break the law on a road trip. According to World Population Review, 33 states allow residents to use marijuana in some form—most for medical purposes. Eleven states and Washington, D.C., allow residents to use marijuana medically and recreationally, and […]

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October 7, 2019
What is an expungement?

If you have a criminal conviction in Tennessee, then you probably understand the repercussions of such a conviction. It can make your life more difficult. Everything from getting a job to finding a place to live is made a little more difficult when you have a criminal record. That is why the state does allow […]

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October 7, 2019
What is ineffective assistance of counsel?

There are limitations put on your ability to request an appeal of a criminal conviction in Tennessee. One of those is that you have to have a compelling legal reason to request an appeal. One common reason is ineffective assistance of counsel, which, according to Jurist, is your assertion that your attorney did not adequately represent […]

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August 30, 2019
3 important aspects of requesting a pardon

If you have a criminal conviction that you simply do not agree with, then you may want to consider asking for a pardon. A pardon comes from the governor of Tennessee. It removes the criminal charge from your record so it is as if it never happened. This is the highest level of removing a […]

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August 29, 2019
How can you prevent road rage from escalating?

A vacation in Nashville can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful trying to navigate by car. Being unfamiliar with the roads and local traffic laws can cause you to make mistakes. This is not only a frustrating situation for you, it may also cause aggravation for the other motorists […]

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August 15, 2019
Do you have all the facts about expunging your record?

You have a criminal record in Tennessee, but you know all too well that it does not make you a criminal. You also know how much your record can hamper your life’s progress. Have you looked into expungement? The Marshall Project aims to help people like you understand the expungement legal process. Learn more about what […]

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August 2, 2019
What to know about Tennessee’s Sergeant Daniel Baker Act

Tennessee’s Sergeant Daniel Baker Act sheds some light on the appeal process for defendants who are convicted of an offense that results in capital punishment. I am attorney Patrick T. McNally, and I understand how this Act, which went into effect on August 1, 2019, may help speed up the appeals process in certain death […]

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July 30, 2019
Assault charges during a trip to Nashville

Many people like to visit Nashville due to its historical sites and entertainment options. With an impressive music scene and many other attractions, it is no surprise that so many people come to Tennessee on vacation. Whether you are visiting from another state or even another country, there are a number of things to be […]

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