Category Archives: Law News

Concerns About Crime in Chattanooga

Concerns About Crime in Chattanooga

Chattanoogans are deeply concerned about their safety in the city. For many, it feels like crime rates have been on the rise for years now, with no promise that anyone is safe from being victimized. Certain high-profile cases, including murders, have fostered fear in the hearts of those in our community who once saw Chattanooga […]

Tennessee Weed Laws: A Comprehensive Guide

Tennessee Weed Laws A Comprehensive Guide

In a landscape where many states have adopted more lenient marijuana laws, Tennessee remains steadfast in its prohibition. Understanding Tennessee’s stance on marijuana possession is crucial for residents and visitors alike. In this guide, we’ll delve into Tennessee’s weed laws, potential penalties, defense strategies, and nuances that individuals should be aware of when navigating the […]

Tennessee’s Supreme Court Takes Another Look at Accomplice Testimony

Tennessee's Supreme Court Takes Another Look at Accomplice Testimony

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Tennessee will drastically change criminal trials moving forward. In State of Tennessee v. Tony Thomas and Laronda Turner (No. W2019-01202-SC-R11-CD), the state Supreme Court reviewed the convictions in a triple homicide that took place in 2015 as they pertain to two of the defendants. One of the […]

Reckless driving in Tennessee

Reckless driving in Tennessee

Tennessee has been making many efforts in recent years to crack down on reckless and aggressive driving on our roadways. Tennessee’s roadways are some of the most dangerous ones in the country – see the state’s traffic fatality tracker to learn more about how accidents affect our state. Last year, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a new […]

Tennessee Bill to Regulate Manufacture and Sale of Delta-8

Tennessee Bill to Regulate Manufacture and Sale of Delta-8

After last year’s failed attempt by the legislature to enact an outright ban on the new delta-8 and delta-10 THC products, Rep. Lamberth and Sen. Briggs have recently proposed HB 0403 / SB 0378, which seeks to regulate their production and sale instead. The bill was filed just last week, and would treat products containing “hemp-derived […]

The “Castle Doctrine” and “Stand Your Ground” Laws, Self Defense in Tennessee

The “Castle Doctrine” and “Stand Your Ground” Laws, Self Defense in Tennessee

Self-defense as a general defense against prosecution varies widely from state to state. And even when states might recognize the same general principles, they still have their own unique code of laws and specific elements necessary to qualify for a self-defense argument. When researching legal principles like self-defense, you’ll often come across different doctrines, broad theories […]

Biden to Pardon Federal Offenses for Simple Possession of Marijuana

Biden to Pardon Federal Offenses for Simple Possession of Marijuana

On October 6th, 2022, President Biden released a proclamation pardoning those who have been charged/convicted for the offense of simple possession of marijuana under federal or D.C. law. Notice that this is only for misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Other convictions for marijuana related offenses are not subject to this pardon which could include convictions for sale […]