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March 2018 Archives

Drug diversion program can help avoid serious penalties

An arrest based on an alleged drug crime can derail a Tennessee resident's future. If the alleged criminal is young it may end their academic aspirations, terminate their career plans, and put an end to the hopes and dreams they have of living a happy life. This is all because a criminal conviction can stay on a person's record forever, thereby preventing that individual from achieving the life they want to live.

Can a parent abduct their own child?

When a Tennessee parent has their parental rights limited through a child custody order or agreement, certain actions that once may have been permissible for them to take with regard to their kids may run them afoul of the law. Parental kidnapping is a possible charge that a parent may face if they take their child when they are not scheduled to have custody of the youth and are in violation of an operating custodial plan.

Defending yourself against false domestic violence accusations

Divorce can be a very messy, contentious process, especially if one of the parties involved is really "out to get" the other, meaning, he or she is determined to make things as difficult as possible in order to seek revenge for hurt feelings or injustices that occurred during marriage. If this description fits your current circumstances, you may need all the extra support you can get to seek a fair and agreeable settlement, and to protect your rights against deception or false accusation.

DUI defense: ways to challenge breathalyzer test results

When a Tennessee resident is stopped on suspicion of drunk driving they may be asked to submit to various tests to assess whether they are intoxicated. This legal blog has previously discussed field sobriety tests and the problems that may accompany their execution, but this post will focus on one of the main ways that law enforcement officials gain blood alcohol concentration information on their drunk driving suspects: breathalyzer tests.

When may a grandparent seek visitation with their grandchild?

Practically all grandparents love their grandkids even before they have a chance to meet them. Even if they do not have strong relationships with their own children, Tennessee grandparents often go out of their way to make sure that their grandchildren know and understand just how much they love them. It is for this reason that some grandparents feel compelled to seek legal intervention when they are not able to be with their grandchildren as much as they would like. In Tennessee, grandparents may seek visitation with their grandkids only under certain conditions.

Defenses to pending drug possession charges exist

Drug charges can be serious legal matters that can have long-term consequences for those individuals who must face them. Any readers who currently have pending drug charges against them are asked to seek help from legal professionals who can advise them of their rights and the unique aspects of their individual cases. This Tennessee legal blog provides no legal advice and is offered as information only.

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