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Motions to Suppress: Getting Evidence Excluded

If you’ve been charged with a crime, police and prosecutors have assembled – in their minds – enough evidence to convict you, but not all evidence is necessarily admissible. If your Constitutional rights were violated in obtaining the evidence, your defense attorney can file a motion to suppress the evidence before the trial even begins.
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Understanding DUI Tests

Facing DUI charges in Tennessee can be a difficult and confusing experience. No one deserves to go through this frustrating situation alone, especially if they feel their rights were not protected. Reaching out to skilled and compassionate legal counsel can make the entire process much easier to handle, for both you and your loved ones.
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What are the Rules on Self Defense in Tennessee?

When someone threatens your life with deadly force, you have a right to stand your ground and defend yourself. In some cases, however, if you take someone’s life while defending your own, you could be charged with a crime.
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Understanding Evidence in a Criminal Trial

During a trial, the judge or jury will evaluate the available evidence, establish the facts of the case, and reach a verdict. However, the defendant's fate depends on the facts, strengths, and admissibility of the evidence presented at trial.
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Should I Still Hire an Attorney if I Think I’m Guilty?

If you are facing criminal charges and think you are guilty, you may be wondering if it still makes sense to hire an attorney. The short answer is, “Yes, it does.” Remember that you are presumed to be “innocent until proven guilty,” which means an experienced attorney may still be able to fight the allegations against you.
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What Qualifies as Solicitation of a Minor?

Solicitation of a minor in Tennessee encompasses many separate laws that prohibit those 18 or older from communicating with anyone younger than 18 about a sex act. The penalties are harsh, and almost all of the applicable laws are considered felonies. Worse, each communication with a minor constitutes a separate crime, so an offender who preys on one child might face multiple charges for what amounts to an ongoing series of communications.
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Ineffective Legal Counsel Can Have Costly Consequences

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there were over 127,000 people arrested in the state in 2020 alone. All of those people arrested deserve to have a skilled criminal defense lawyer representing their interests and protecting their rights, but all too often, people overlook how truly important it is to retain effective legal counsel.
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Divorcing Later in Life

Divorce is very common these days—but when it happens to you, it’s easy to feel like you’re going through it alone and it can be hard to see a better future ahead.
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Does Infidelity Affect My Divorce Case?

One of the more common reasons for the breakdown of a marriage is distrust. This usually manifests itself in infidelity. In terms of the law, adultery is recognized as legal grounds for divorce.
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Preparing for Divorce

The divorce rate for married couples in Tennessee stands at 12 percent. Maine tops the list at 14 percent, and California has the lowest rate at 9 percent. If you and your spouse are weighing your future options, including the possibility of divorce, there are several practical steps you need to take.
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