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September 2017 Archives

How might a person be charged in a fatal drunk driving accident?

It is important for readers of this Chattanooga criminal defense legal blog to note that it is impossible to speculate on the exact charges a person may face after a vehicle accident. As every case is influenced and guided by the facts present at the time the incident occurred it is imperative the readers who are facing charges for alcohol-related vehicle deaths seek their own counsel on their own legal dilemmas. No two cases will proceed in identical manners and therefore no prior outcome in a similar case may be used as a guarantee of an outcome in a future legal matter.

There are limits to what a prenuptial agreement can accomplish

Tennessee residents and people elsewhere across the country who know a thing or two about family law prenuptial agreements -- maybe through reading or perhaps from personal experience -- understand well that they can be powerful legal instruments when used in a manner intended under applicable laws.

Domestic violence and one's right to contact their family

When allegations of domestic violence arise, a family's normal life can be thrown into utter chaos. Although conflict and issues between members of Tennessee households do exist, claims of violence and abuse can create irreparable rifts between spouses, children and others living within their homes. Particularly, when a person alleges domestic violence and seeks to restrict the alleged perpetrator's access to them and their children, this can cause significant harm to the intra-familial relationships of the household.

Face drug charges head-on with supportive legal representation

Drug charges are serious and can be based on different types of alleged criminal conduct. The Law Office of Sam Byrd, located in Hamilton, Tennessee, has represented individuals facing serious drug crimes such as drug distribution, drug possession and drug trafficking.

What might counting by thousands have to do with your freedom?

A possible answer to the question in the title is that if you can't do it while standing on one foot, you may be headed for jail, especially if your poor performance makes you a suspect for DUI charges. Suppose you just left your friend's house where you and several others spent the evening playing cards and enjoying a few snacks and cold drinks.

Noncustodial parents have visitation rights in Tennessee

When a Tennessee court determines the custodial rights of two parents, a variety of different outcomes may result. The parents may share physical custody of their child and maintain space for the child in both of their households. A court may grant one parent sole physical custody of the child and allow the other to have visitation with them. If a parent is given visitation rights to their child it is important that they understand what those rights entail.

Labor Day weekend: DUI patrols will be in force on TN roads

Most Tennessee motorists in Hamilton County and across the state routinely get behind the wheel with due awareness that their driving is being closely assessed at any given moment by police officers or troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. That close scrutiny is always there, of course, with weekends often signaling periods of heightened enforcement vigilance.

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