Category Archives: Legal Advice

The Role of Judges in Issuing Warrants in Marion County, TN

The Role of Judges in Issuing Warrants in Marion County, TN

In the labyrinth of legal proceedings, judges play a pivotal role in safeguarding the rights of citizens while maintaining law and order. Among their many responsibilities, one crucial aspect is the issuance of warrants. In Marion County, TN, the role of judges in this process is fundamental, and understanding the intricacies of their involvement sheds […]

What do I do if I’ve been in a car accident?

What do I do if I’ve been in a car accident?

If you’re driving where we’re driving, then you probably have some concerns about getting into a car accident. The roads seem to be getting more dangerous than ever! In 2020 alone, over five million car collisions occurred in the U.S., over a million of which resulted in injuries. To stay safe on the roads, make sure […]

Do You Have to Let an Officer Search You?

Do You Have to Let an Officer Search You?

Being searched by an officer is an incredibly stressful experience to undergo, regardless of whether an individual has broken the law. Oftentimes, our clients are unaware of their rights when interacting with law enforcement officers, and fail to protect or exercise these rights during these encounters. So, what exactly are your rights when an officer […]

Am I eligible to have my criminal record expunged?

Am I eligible to have my criminal record expunged?

We understand how it goes – you made a mistake, whether it be theft under $1000 or simple possession of drugs. Now, you’re looking to apply for jobs, housing, higher education, or other opportunities, and you’re worried about charges showing up on your criminal record. Thankfully, Tennessee Code § 40-32-101 provides for the destruction of […]

Navigating the Perilous Roads: the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Navigating the Perilous Roads: the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

As the summer season approaches, many of us eagerly anticipate the freedom, warmth, and adventure that come with it. However, amidst the joys of summer, there lies an unfortunate truth: the “100 Deadliest Days” on the road. This period, spanning from Memorial Day to Labor Day, sees a significant increase in accidents, making it crucial […]

‘Truth In Sentencing’

‘Truth In Sentencing’

Beginning this month, Tennessee has added a list of new crimes that apply to its “Truth In Sentencing” time-served requirements. “Truth In Sentencing” started as a general trend among many states in the 90s in response to federal grant incentives and backlash from the potential for early release of certain criminal offenders. While the details […]

What is a Diversion?

What is a Diversion?

Diversions are programs offered in the state of Tennessee, through which certain 1st-time offenders might be eligible to avoid serving time and having a criminal record. Diversions are periods of probation during which the general prosecution of your case or your sentence is deferred. During this probation, you must follow certain conditions, and if you […]

Chattanooga PD to Further Enforce Pedestrian Traffic in Response to Protests

Chattanooga PD to Further Enforce Pedestrian Traffic in Response to Protests

On Wednesday, July 15th, in response to continued protesting, the Chattanooga Police Department released a statement affirming their intentions to intervene in situations where pedestrians violate state traffic laws. CPD cites incidents of protestors being struck by vehicles across the country, as well as local complaints and calls as reasons for the further enforcement of […]