Aug 1, 2018

Tennessee Crime Rates Increased in 2017

By |Aug 1, 2018|Criminal Charges|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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 […]

Mar 30, 2018

Tips for Buying or Leasing a New Vehicle

By |Mar 30, 2018|Legal Matters|

Passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs are the principal mode of transportation in Tennessee and throughout the United States. People generally own or lease the vehicles they drive.  They purchase or lease their vehicles as either brand new or used.  Buying or leasing a passenger vehicle is a major expense for most people.  Thus, before […]

Mar 28, 2018

Tennessee’s DUI Statistics

By |Mar 28, 2018|DUI|

DUI statistics are always grim. 2017 was no different.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol announcement, the THP put extra time, officers and money into ensuring that this holiday travel is safe.

One of the goals for the year was to cut down on drunk driving. Between January 1 and December 24, 2017, THP officials arrested […]

Dec 28, 2017

Online Defamation

By |Dec 28, 2017|Internet Defamation|

The Internet fosters communication and provides fast and free exchange of ideas and information.  Nevertheless, the Internet also may be used as a platform for defamation, libel, and slander.

An umbrella term, defamation means an untrue, “factual” statement, which was made maliciously or negligently to hurt an individual’s or business’s reputation.  Under the law, defamation […]

Dec 27, 2017

Sex-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

By |Dec 27, 2017|Employment Matters|

The law requires that employers and public institutions treat men and women equally in jobs and other opportunities.  The law promotes the idea that that the workplace advancements and other opportunities of any individual – male or female – ought to be based on a person’s merit and accomplishment, not based on a person’s […]

Dec 13, 2017

Returning to the U.S. After You Have Been Removed by ICE

By |Dec 13, 2017|Immigration|

Now, President Trump appoints the Secretary of Homeland Security, the U.S. government department over Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). During the 2016 presidential election campaign, then-candidate Trump uttered harsh words about immigration and immigrants. When he became President, he has followed through […]

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