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What Crimes are Considered Violent Crimes?

Crimes in which one person inflicts harm upon another are considered to be violent crimes. However, the category of violent crime may also include a threat of intentional harm to another. Most violent crimes are felonies, and being charged with one is a very serious matter. If you’ve been charged with or accused of a […]

What class of felony is drug trafficking in TN?

While both the possession of and the sale and trafficking of illegal drugs are serious crimes, drug trafficking is the more serious of the two and is always a felony in the state of Tennessee. Felonies are classified as Class A, B, C, D, or E, with the Class A felony being the most serious […]

How Serious is a Domestic Violence Charge?

A domestic violence charge is always a serious charge, but whether it is a misdemeanor or felony depends on several circumstances. In general, domestic violence is any form of abuse that occurs one time or repeatedly within some type of intimate relationship, whether it’s a marriage, a dating couple, a couple who is living together, […]

Field Sobriety Tests

Field Sobriety Tests

Should I agree to take a Field Sobriety Test? Are they reliable? What will happen to me if I refuse? One of the most humiliating experiences a citizen can go through is standing along side a highway in front of blue lights, while an officer subjects you to field sobriety test. If you ever find […]

Should I agree to take a breath or blood test?

Should I agree to take a breath or blood test?

Once an officer has determined that he or she has probable cause to believe that you are driving under the influence, the officer may ask you to submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This typically occurs after field sobriety tests have been conducted (see article). Chemical tests are conducted […]

Hands Free Driving

Hands Free Driving

Since July 1, 2019, it has been illegal to operate a motor vehicle while holding a cell phone. The hands free law, part of the Hands Free Tennessee campaign, was created to reduce the number of distracted driving incidents and fatalities in the state. By mandating that no driver is to have their phone in […]

Child Custody

Child Custody

Child custody can sometimes be believed to be a permanent or unchangeable arrangement. However, this is not actually the case. Child custody can be modified or altered in certain circumstances. In some cases, it may be possible for you to work with the other parent and come to an agreement on a new arrangement. If […]

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