Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction There are many consequences under Tennessee law if a person is convicted of a domestic violence offense.   Not only is the convicted person not allowed to contact the abused family member but also the person will suffer significant criminal penalties.   There also are other collateral consequences for suffering a … Read more

Possession of a Handgun Under the Influence

Possession of a Handgun Under the Influence In Tennessee, it is a criminal offense to possess a handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.[1]  Sometimes, when individuals are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, they may be charged not only with a DUI but also they may be … Read more

Domestic Violence Offenses with a Firearm

Domestic Violence Offenses with a Firearm Domestic violence allegations are serious offenses under Tennessee law, but the allegations become much more severe if the victim alleges that the violence involved the use of a firearm.  Bluntly stated, those arrested for domestic violence involving firearms face more time in prison if convicted.  If you face such … Read more

Marijuana Crimes  

Marijuana Crimes   Many states have legalized marijuana for medicinal or even recreational purposes.  For example, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana more than 10 years ago in 2012. However, Tennessee has not done so yet.  Thus, in Tennessee, illegal possession of marijuana is a crime.  Distribution of marijuana is an even more … Read more

Implied Consent

Implied Consent When police officers pull over a driver, suspecting the driver of driving under the influence (DUI), they often ask if they can test the individual either through a breath test or a blood test.  These tests can then determine the individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC). If the person consents to the test and … Read more

Gun Possession at the Airport

Gun Possession at the Airport It is illegal to possess a firearm while going through security at the airport.  People face serious criminal charges for such conduct, even if they carry the firearm accidentally or with no intent to use the firearm in an illegal fashion.  You could face criminal charges that include a significant … Read more