Summer Safety Tips Summer is here, bringing with it family vacations, fishing jaunts, and trips to the amusement park. Along with these fun outdoor adventures comes an increase in the number of road accidents, water-related incidents, and playground mishaps. By practicing some easy summer safety tips, you can reduce your accident risk and enjoy the…

What Does Tennessee’s Natural and Ordinary Meaning Law Actually Mean? Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam recently signed legislation requiring that Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.” If you are wondering what exactly that means, you are not…

Why You Should Have a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tennessee Innocent until proven guilty. That is the premise of the American criminal justice system: someone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. If you have been charged with a crime, the prosecution must prove you committed the crime,…

Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer in Tennessee If you are contemplating divorce, you may wonder if you need a divorce lawyer. After all, you and your partner made the decision to marry, so how hard can it be for you to dissolve that marriage? Actually, the legal process of getting married is much simpler…

Ignition Interlock Devices Reduce DUI Deaths   Does an ignition interlock device deter drivers from driving under the influence (DUI)? Yes, according to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, reports that states that require ignition interlocks for all…

Study Shows Medical Marijuana Laws Lower Traffic Fatality Rates   As the push to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee continues, led by Representative Jeremy Faison and Senator Steve Dickerson, a recent report might bolster their efforts. The study, conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and published online in the American…

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Block the Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Marijuana Despite the movement of cities across Tennessee to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, these efforts will be effectively blocked due to the legislature recently passing a bill that blocks these measures. The only step that remains is for the governor to sign the…

Underage Binge Drinking Has Serious Consequences The recent death of a freshman at Miami University in Ohio due to a night of binge drinking puts the issue of underage binge drinking back in the headlines. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), excessive drinking among underage youth is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths…

Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect the Rights of Individuals Accused of Statutory Rape Understanding the statutory rape laws and the age of consent in Tennessee can help you to avoid the dire consequences of a conviction As a general rule, engaging in consensual sexual relations is not a crime when both parties are adults and…

Selecting the Right Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Attorney is Essential When Your Liberty and Future is at Stake Your criminal defense attorney must be available to answer your questions and address your concerns in addition to being your representative in court A criminal conviction in Tennessee can change your life. Besides the harsh penalties, including prison…