Understanding Drugs the Criminal Legal System a Bit More in Tennessee

By on Sep 27, 2018 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

I’ve never gotten into trouble with the law. I got pulled over for a speeding ticket once, but I looked so distraught, the cop let me go with a warning. I didn’t go a mile over the speed limit for months after that. That story may make it odd that I’m posting about the criminal system in my home state of Tennessee, but the truth is, I think we are all pretty ignorant of the system, and we really ought to know more, particularly when it comes to drugs. Whether you consider yourself a risk for dealing with the system or not, almost everyone has an opinion about criminal justice these days, and those opinions often aren’t based on any serious understanding of the system itself. You may be a straight shooter like me who never touches even a glass of wine, or you may indulge in some vices from time to time. Regardless, we could all stand to be more aware of the law, so we can know what we...

Domestic Battery

By on Oct 21, 2016 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

Domestic Battery Women, whose ages range from 16 to 34, are the most common victims in domestic battery, which number to about 10 million incidences in the U.S. every year. Acts of violence in the home include physical abuse, forced sexual acts, financial abuse, psychological abuse and emotional abuse, all for the purpose of gaining power and control over one’s partner, to whom the perpetrator may be married or living with. While some states refer to domestic battery as a crime committed against an intimate partner, other states include any person in a domestic relationship. Thus, besides a spouse, domestic violence can, therefore, be committed against children and other relatives living with the aggressor; some states even consider former spouses, former dating or sexual partners, in-laws, step-parents, and step-children as persons protected by domestic violence laws. Domestic battery...