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February 2019 Archives

What you say on social media can affect your divorce

Millions of people across the country have accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and a host of other social media websites. Through them they can connect with their friends and family members and even stay up to date on the events that are occurring in the lives of the people that they love. Often social media is where people post about the highlights of their lives; however, what a person says on their social medial account may have an impact on how certain legal processes unfold.

Which relationships are covered by domestic violence laws?

Domestic violence involves accusations of threats and violence against individuals by people who are close to them. While definitions of domestic violence can look different from state to state, in Tennessee the relationships that may be involved in domestic violence claims can vary. This post will look at some of the affiliations that may fall under domestic violence claims but readers should discuss their rights and options with their defense attorneys when claims of domestic violence are made against them.

Advocacy for the rights of grandparents in visitation cases

It is not uncommon to hear parents repeat the popular phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child". Often that village will include neighbors and friends, daycare providers and teachers, as well as a host of other people who all may support the development of a Tennessee child. However, when it comes to bringing up a child, it is often that child's family that takes on a pivotal role in their development.

What is felony drunk driving?

There is no single charge of felony drunk driving in Tennessee, but rather a host of alleged conduct that may elevate a DUI charge to felony if it is proven at trial. This post will touch on some of the ways that a DUI charge may be converted into a felony DUI charge, but as with all legal matters, it is better that readers discuss their legal needs with their personal criminal defense or DUI defense attorneys.

How serious are theft charges in Tennessee?

Facing any type of criminal charge is serious, including theft charges. It is easy to overlook the grave nature of this type of criminal allegation, perhaps because theft does not always seem like a major crime. However, if you are facing these charges, you would be wise to take your case seriously and start working on your defense strategy as soon as possible. 

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