Sep 6, 2018

Credible Fear vs. Reasonable Fear in Asylum Immigration Cases

By |Sep 6, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments|

According to the American Immigration Council, non-citizens who are either discovered by, or appear before, a U.S. official “at a port of entry or near the border can be deported quickly in an ‘expedited removal’ process.” The United States is required to comply with domestic and international laws which gives asylum seekers the right […]

Aug 30, 2018

Read Documents before You Sign Them

By |Aug 30, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments|

Oral agreements may work in some situations – often more informal situations – and may have worked in the past, but you should read written documents you receive from the other party before you sign them. You also should understand the agreement that you are entering before you sign written documents. Written documents always […]

Aug 16, 2018

The Right of Defendants to Confront Witnesses

By |Aug 16, 2018|Criminal Charges|0 Comments|

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides rights for those accused of a crime. These rights include the right of the accused “to be confronted with the witnesses against him…” This part of the Amendment is known at the “confrontation” clause. It generally means that someone accused of a crime can cross-examine any […]

Aug 8, 2018

Show Up for Court

By |Aug 8, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments|

In Tennessee, General Sessions Court is the small claims court.  General Sessions Courts hear civil cases and are usually the first court where a criminal defendant appears.  A civil case is a lawsuit about money, evictions, and the like.  A criminal case can lead to jail time or fines.  There is a General Sessions […]

Aug 6, 2018

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

By |Aug 6, 2018|Sexual Harassment|0 Comments|

The terms “sex-based discrimination” and “sexual harassment” carry legal significance.

Sex discrimination occurs when one or more people are discriminated against on the basis of sex or gender. Examples of sex discrimination include men and women working under different conditions, earning unequal pay, and facing different hiring and promotion requirements.

Sexual harassment occurs when one or […]

Aug 1, 2018

Tennessee Crime Rates Increased in 2017

By |Aug 1, 2018|Criminal Charges|0 Comments|

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has had a crime reporting system in place for the last 15 years. The Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System, or TIBRS, allows law enforcement departments throughout the state to submit data, which can then be compiled more easily and quickly to give the departments better insights into crime rates. […]

Jul 25, 2018

“Unconstitutionally Vague” – What the Supreme Court Decision about Deportation Means

By |Jul 25, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments|

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the mandatory deportation of immigrants who commit certain “crimes of violence” was unconstitutionally vague, and therefore that provision of the law was invalid. The Court’s 5-4 decision on Sessions v. Dimaya will almost certainly affect how deportation proceedings move forward in certain cases.

At least […]

Apr 25, 2018

How the Immigration Picture is Changing in the County

By |Apr 25, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments|

President Trump has substantially expanded the leeway federal immigration officers have to aggressively enforce the country’s immigration laws. The Obama administration deported some 2.7 million people over an eight-year period, but then the focus was on recent immigrants detained at the border and undocumented individuals who were convicted of serious crimes. The previous administration […]

Apr 18, 2018

If Immigration Authorities Come Knocking, You Have Rights

By |Apr 18, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments|

Undocumented workers encounter numerous challenges on a day-to-day basis. Many times they face the fear of losing their livelihood and worse – separation from their families. The difficult process of not knowing what to do in the face of potential detection by immigration authorities hangs over their heads.

Understand, even if you are not a […]

Apr 5, 2018

Tips for Buying a Used Vehicle

By |Apr 5, 2018|Buying a Car|0 Comments|

Motorized vehicles are extremely important in the United States; we rely on them as transportation to work, to school, to church, to the grocery store, and more. Nevertheless, not everyone can afford or chooses to purchase a brand new vehicle.  As a result, some people turn to buying a used car, truck, or SUV.

Buying […]

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