Does the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry Violate The U.S. Constitution?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis What does Ex Post Facto Mean?  Article I Section 10 of the United States Constitution states in part: “[n]o state shall… pass any… Ex Post Facto law.” The Ex Post Facto Clause...

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What all is involved in a divorce with minor children?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis What all is involved in a divorce with minor children? Property Division: For a divorce in Tennessee, marital property is divided through equitable distribution. Marital property is anything that either...

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How is child support calculated?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis How is child support calculated? Child support calculations in Tennessee are complicated, but essentially the court will determine the parties' incomes and will establish a total "household"...

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Do I need a lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis An uncontested divorce in Tennessee is a divorce where both spouses agree, or come to an agreement, on all of the major terms of the divorce. Generally, an uncontested divorce will be on the grounds of...

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SHOULD I AGREE TO PERFORM A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Should I agree to take a Field Sobriety Test? Are they reliable? What happens if I refuse? One of the most humiliating experiences a citizen can go through is standing alongside a highway in front of blue lights,...

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SHOULD I AGREE TO TAKE A BREATH OR BLOOD TEST?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Should I agree to take a breath or blood test? Once an officer has determined that he or she has probable cause to believe that you are driving under the influence, the officer may ask you to submit to a chemical...

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WHO CAN BE CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Who can be charged with Domestic Assault? In Tennessee, you can be charged with domestic assault for committing assault against anyone deemed a domestic abuse victim. Who is a domestic assault victim? Tennessee...

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HOW MUCH MARIJUANA CAN I POSSESS WITHOUT GETTING ARRESTED?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis How Much Marijuana Can I Possess Without Getting Arrested? In Tennessee you can be arrested for possessing any amount of marijuana. If you are found in possession of an amount less than half an ounce (14.174...

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IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGAL IN TENNESSEE?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Tennessee?  No, currently medical marijuana is not legal in Tennessee.  However, medical marijuana has been gaining support in Tennessee, as studies show it can benefit...

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IS CBD OIL LEGAL IN TENNESSEE?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Is CBD Oil Legal in Tennessee? Yes, CBD oil (cannabidiol) containing less than 0.3 percent THC is legal in Tennessee and can be purchased at a number of retailers or online. The CBD oil that is legal in...

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