Franklin Criminal Defense Blog

Tennessee Domestic Violence Laws - What You Need to Know

There are some crimes that you could be charged with that you never imagined you would ever face. No one plans to get a DUI after leaving a friend’s wedding reception, for instance. Suddenly, ...
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Self Checkout Shoplifting in Tennessee

Technology is great. When ATMs first came out they thought that tellers would be replaced when in fact they increased banking and the need for personal bankers even more. Grocery stores replaced a lot ...
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So You're Stressed Out Waiting for Your Criminal Court Date

Law enforcement citing or arresting you is enough to ruin your day, year or life. Waiting for your court date on top of that is even more stressful to say the least. Then you bonded out. Maybe you ...
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Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

You have the right to remain silent in the United States, which of course includes Franklin, TN which was founded in October 26, 1799. I have offices in downtown Franklin located at 407C Main Street, ...
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What to do after being arrested in Franklin, Tennessee

What to do after being arrested in Franklin, Tennessee As a Franklin, Tennessee criminal defense attorney I spend a lot of time educating people on the court process and options in General Sessions ...
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Arrest v. Citation. (Video) Do you know the difference between these two? Find out now in this brief and to the point video.

Arrests and Citations are similar and different. One you are taken to jail, arrests, and citations told to come to court. They can be for the same offense. When you are arrested by law enforcement ...
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What Happens If You Are Stopped for a DUI In Tennessee (Video)

So you've been stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of DUI in Tennessee. This is a scary moment for sure. Especially if you've had some alcohol. The law says you can't be impaired and ...
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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) IN TENNESSEE

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) IN TENNESSEE Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Tennessee ( Tennessee Code Annotated § 55-10-401 ) is a crime that can happen to anyone, including you if you ...
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Franklin Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorney For Out of State Clients

Going to court is stressful, criminal court even more so. If you are not from Tennessee and have a warrant for your arrest and/or a pending court date, the stress levels are through the roof. I take ...
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3 Tips to Hiring the Best Criminal Defense Attorney For You (Video)

(Click Image to Watch Video) Hiring a criminal defense attorney can be daunting when you're already stressed out because you've been cited or arrested. You or your loved one may be facing jail ...
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7 Things You Need to Know About Speeding 100 MPH or Over Can Land You in Jail in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee

Driving 100 MPH or above in Williamson County, Tennessee can land you in jail. Whether it’s on I-65, I-840 or any other road in Williamson County, speeding at a high rate is dangerous and can ...
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Beware of Parking Tickets in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

I am acutely aware of the parking challenges in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN. Mainly because I have an office downtown Franklin located at 407C Main Street, Suite 205, Franklin, TN 37064 and want it ...
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How Much Does a DUI Lawyer Cost?

If you’re dealing with a DUI charge, I know you are stressed out. The first thing on your agenda is probably to hire a good lawyer. While you want to make sure you’re hiring someone who ...
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Is My Attorney Doing A Good Job? Here's How To Tell

Finding the best attorney to handle your case can be a time consuming task. So, when you finally do come across an attorney who you feel is fit for the job, you want to make sure they’re doing ...
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Tennessee Supreme Court Has Begun Hearing Arguments In Case Against DUI Fees

(Source) Back in February, Knoxville’s Court of Criminal Appeals made a decision that could impact all of the State’s future DUI cases. The court ruled that a Tennessee law which allowed ...
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What Happens When You Get A DUI While Driving A Rental Car?

(Source) Getting a DUI while driving your personal vehicle can be an undeniably stressful experience. So, it goes without saying that getting a DUI while driving a rental car can be even more ...
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How Much Will A DUI Actually Cost You? Take A Look At All Of The Penalties And Fees In The State Of Tennessee

(Source) Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol in the State of Tennessee is a serious offense that can carry serious consequences. If you have been arrested for a DUI, you could face criminal ...
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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tennessee DUI Defense Lawyer

( Source) Hiring a DUI defense lawyer in Tennessee isn’t something that should be taken lightly. When you’re in need of legal expertise, it’s important to make sure you hire someone ...
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Can A DUI Affect Permanent Resident Status?

(Source) Being charged with a DUI can be a serious offense. This is especially true for people who are living in the United States as permanent residents. If you plan on applying for U.S. citizenship, ...
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How To Hire The Best DUI Attorney

(Source) If you ever find yourself dealing with a DUI charge, the first thing you should do is hire a DUI attorney. Unfortunately, not all DUI attorneys were created equally. Before you make your ...
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What Happens If You're Charged with a DUI While Driving A Commercial Vehicle?

(Source) Getting charged with a DUI is always a serious situation. But that situation can be even more consequential if you’re charged with a DUI while operating a commercial vehicle. In fact, ...
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What to Do if You're Charged with an Underage DUI

(Source) If you’ve decided to get behind the wheel of a car (or operate some other sort of vehicle ) after having one too many - you could have some serious problems on your hands. That list of ...
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Right By Your Side: The 10 Benefits Of Hiring Criminal Defense Counsel

[ source ] It's one of our basic human rights. It's laid out right there, in black and white, in the U.S. Constitution. The Sixth Amendment clearly states: "In all criminal prosecutions, ...
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Insult to (Personal) Injury: When You Should Change Lawyers

[ source ] It can be a very difficult decision indeed. It's not like you're taught how to approach the subject in school. In the heat of the moment, in your hour of need, and with a million ...
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State By State: Tennessee Law and the Immigration Issue

[ source ] America - it used to be a melting pot, a place where the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free could find refuge and a new life. We are a nation of immigrants, and ...
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