How sentences are determined

Sentencing for federal crimes in Tennessee may appear arbitrary if you don’t understand the details of how sentencing works. Several factors go into a judge’s sentence, and it is usually determined by a combination of mandatory minimums and federal sentencing...

Did your home inspector miss something important?

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have owned several houses in your lifetime, you want the purchase of your new home to be a pleasant experience. Few things are more frustrating than buying a home only to discover it needs extensive work. By collaborating with...

DUI in a rental car

All it takes is one mistake to get a DUI. Former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton received a citation for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He received orders to enter a treatment program, which he has complied with. There are severe consequences...

The C.R.A.S.H. program in Tennessee and what it can do

When you and your friends attend a sporting event where vendors sell beer, maybe you abstain from drinking anything alcoholic because you are driving. This is a good decision because, on the short drive home, you may notice an unusually strong presence of law...

Why you should exercise your right to remain silent

In your lifetime, you probably will not have to worry about sitting across from law enforcement officers in an interrogation room. While you likely consider that fact to be a good thing, it may also be a disservice to you. After all, perhaps the best way to prepare...

Could mediation be the best option for your divorce?

Under some circumstances, litigation is the only way to handle a divorce. However, mediation is another option that continues to gain in popularity. Here are four advantages of mediation you may want to consider if your marriage is about to end. 1. Keeps emotions in...

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