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…

Murfreesboro DUI Attorneys Defending Drivers Charged with Implied Consent Violations Tennessee motorists give up rights when they get a driver’s license that may require experience defense counsel A driving under the influence charge in Tennessee can lead to fines, loss of driving privileges and even incarceration for anyone who is convicted. The use of chemical…

Tennessee Drug Possession Laws Governments on both state and federal levels commit a great deal of money and effort each fiscal year toward the enforcement of laws targeting drug use and possession in this country. Tennessee is no exception in its commitment to arresting and prosecuting individuals caught in possession of illegal drugs. Unlike states…

Tennessee Domestic Violence Laws If you are convicted of committing assault in Tennessee, you could go to jail or prison, but the consequences of a conviction increase if the person you are accused of assaulting is your spouse or a relative. The reason is that Tennessee categorizes assault as domestic assault if the victim is…

Effective Defense Strategies for Beating DUI Charges in Tennessee Do not assume you are guilty before speaking with a qualified Tennessee DUI attorney In 2014, Tennessee officials arrested 26,810 individuals for driving while intoxicated (DUI). These serious charges can lead to jail time, significant fines, participation in court-ordered substance abuse programs and license suspension or…