We are mere weeks away from Bonnaroo: one of the biggest music festivals in Tennessee, if not the country. We are expecting more than 70,000 people to attend this year and partake in a celebration of art, music, global sustainability and local fare. With so many people, it is a given that the police will…

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Cookville Car Accident Lawyers

Car crashes are frightening experiences, and our natural tendency to panic is completely understandable. There are certain steps you should take after a car accident that can help you later if you or someone else suffers an injury as a result. Call the police – always. Regardless of who is “to blame” in the situation,…

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Tennessee enacted two new laws in July of 2014, aimed at reducing the amount of repeat offenders on the road. Amelia’s Law In a tragic event in August of 2012, a 16 year old girl was killed after a head-on collision with a “repeat drug and alcohol offender.” As a result, Amelia’s Law allows anyone…

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its report with the latest findings for 2014. The data shows that 29,544 people were arrested for DUI last year, an increase of 639 people from 2013. According to the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, “the bump is due to new techniques that include using analytic…

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At 4:52pm on January 27, 2015, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were convicted for the rape of a female Vanderbilt student in June of 2013. The case has been under heavy public scrutiny since it was announced, and after a trial lasting 12 days it took the jury all of (I don’t know how long…

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A case involving two Vanderbilt students convicted of raping a young woman in a dorm room in 2013 has gripped the national news for the last 19 months. On January 27, 2015, a jury found the defendants, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, guilty of all charges filed against them. The judge has set the sentencing…

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The 2015 Tennessee General Assembly kicked off today in the state’s capital of Nashville. As the co-chair of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Legislative Committee, I will be monitoring all bills related to the constitutional rights of our citizens and the criminal justice system in Tennessee. As the session begins and quickly progresses,…

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