Feb 12, 2015

Next Steps for Convicted Vanderbilt Students

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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 […]

Jan 28, 2015

Sentencing in Vanderbilt Rape Case Set for March 6th

By |Jan 28, 2015|Criminal Defense|0 Comments|

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 […]

Jan 14, 2015

New Legislation? Let Us Hear Your Voice!

By |Jan 14, 2015|Criminal Defense, Safety|0 Comments|

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 […]

Jul 28, 2014

Why Ignoring the Rules of the Road is a Bad Idea When You’re Carrying 36lbs of Weed

By |Jul 28, 2014|Criminal Defense, Drug Defense|0 Comments|

Let us start by saying: it’s never a good idea to speed, drive recklessly or leave a broken taillight unfixed. There’s been a real crackdown by the Tennessee State Police, and by local municipalities as well, to keep reckless and drunk drivers at bay, and you put yourself and others at risk when you […]

Jun 26, 2014

Police Now Need A Warrant To Search Your Cell Phone!

By |Jun 26, 2014|Criminal Defense|0 Comments|

In today’s digital world, new laws governing the internet, cell phones and peoples’ rights to privacy arise quite often. While many of these laws have been in favor of government interests, such as national security, on Wednesday the Supreme Court ruled in favor of privacy. As of Wednesday, police can no longer casually search […]

May 21, 2014

It’s Festival Season! Protecting You at Bonnaroo

By |May 21, 2014|Criminal Defense, Drug Defense|0 Comments|

Word is that the unofficial criminal defense slogan of Coachella is “Come on vacation, leave on probation.” It’s a catchy motto but with Bonnaroo only a month away, it’s one that makes us nervous. If the 2014 Bonnaroo event is anything like the ones in previous years, we’re looking at almost 100,000 people in […]

May 17, 2014

Planning to Have Sex? Better Ask for ID

By |May 17, 2014|Criminal Defense|0 Comments|

Last year a survey was conducted and Tennessee ranked #1 in violent crimes in America. Sexual assault and rape were in that violent crimes category. Statutory rape, however, is a particularly difficult crime to place, as it’s different from forcible rape. In other words, you can be convicted on a statutory rape charge even […]

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