WHAT IS AN ORDER OF PROTECTION?

BY RYAN C. DAVIS AND JAMES KEMP What is an Order of Protection? An Order of Protection is an order signed by a judge or magistrate, which is intended to protect victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. While you may be tempted to ...

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CAN I HAVE MY CRIMINAL CHARGES EXPUNGED?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Can I Expunge My Criminal Record? Expungement is a process by which you may have a criminal charge completely removed from your record. Only certain defendants are eligible for expungement, and eligibility ...

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WHAT IS DIVERSION?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis What is Diversion? Diversion is a broader term which may refer to either Pre-trial diversion or Judicial diversion. In either case, the purpose of diversion is to allow a defendant to admit some level of ...

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CAN I GO TO JAIL FOR THEFT OR SHOPLIFTING?

by Jonathan Carroll and Ryan C. Davis Can I Go to Jail for Theft or Shoplifting?  Yes, you can go to jail for theft, even if it is a small amount. Stolen goods or services valued at less than $1,000, otherwise known as shoplifting, can result ...

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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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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 those ...

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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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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? ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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