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April 2019 Archives

What defenses may apply to a drunk driving case?

Drunk driving charges are difficult legal problems and Tennessee residents who face them should take their defense seriously. While some may not recognize that defenses do exist to drunk driving charges, others may struggle to articulate just how the facts and circumstances of their drunk driving arrests should be presented to make their defenses apparent. Attorneys who provide DUI and drunk driving defense support can aid these individuals in their trial preparations.

Alimony may be structured to meet different post-divorce needs

Spousal support, sometimes called alimony, is financial support that a person pays to their ex-spouse once their marriage is over. The laws of Tennessee allow for four specific types of alimony to be agreed upon or ordered, and this post will briefly address each one. Specific questions about alimony and what type may be ordered in a particular divorce should be discussed with readers' individual divorce attorneys.

How is theft defined under Tennessee law?

Theft is a serious crime in the state of Tennessee. In fact, a person arrested and convicted on a theft charge may be forced to spend time in jail and to pay fines for their alleged actions. While most readers of this criminal defense legal blog likely know that a theft involves taking another person's property, the action definition and requirements of a theft under Tennessee law may be unknown to them.

Death, divorce, and other grounds for grandparent visitation

As the dynamics and structures of Tennessee families change, it can be hard for non-immediate members to stay connected and close to each other. This may be especially true if hostilities or conflict force certain individuals to end their relationships and alienation occurs between the two sides of a child's family. When two parents divorce or end their relationship it can be hard on their kids to stay close to their aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.

How could bail apply to your criminal case?

Because no arrest is the same, your situation differs from all others. Whatever the reason a police officer believed you violated the law, you faced the possibility of receiving a ticket and court date and going on your way or the potential of the officer taking you to jail. In your case, you, unfortunately, went to the big house.

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