September 2017 Archives

3 frequently asked questions about immigrant detention

Numerous factors put undocumented immigrants at risk of detention and deportation, but none more so than committing a crime. Whether you or a loved you lack papers, you might feel scared about detainment centers and the thought of deportation when criminal activity is involved. Especially in the political climate today, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what it entails. 

Juvenile crimes require specialized attention

Virtually everyone makes mistakes during their youth. While some transgressions are understandably more serious than others, being accused of committing juvenile crimes should not lead to life-long repercussions. Tennessee parents should treat any type of legal indiscretion seriously, as their children's futures are on the line. Often, the best approach is to contact an experienced juvenile law attorney who best understands the complicated matter at hand.

Man arrested on drug charges following search of home

Several counties in Tennessee have reported that drug trafficking is a significant problem in their respective areas. Many local law enforcement agencies routinely work with various task forces and other regional groups to combat the issue. As the groups work together, more arrests are being made throughout the state. An arrest for drug charges in Tennessee can have a long-lasting effect on someone's life. Two Decatur County men were recently arrested for alleged drug-related activities following the search of a home.

Columbia man charged with drunk driving in hit-and-run incident

Driving while intoxicated in the state of Tennessee can result in some serious consequences. Someone could lose a license, be required to pay fines or even spend time in jail. However, if a person is injured or dies in an accident involving drunk driving, the consequences could be much more dire. A Columbia man was recently charged for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run fatality that occurred in Dec. 2016.

5 arrested in Nashville on drug charges

Police officers in Tennessee and elsewhere around the country often rely on tips from citizens to aid them in their work. Information received may lead to further investigation or possible arrests. A tip from a citizen recently led to the arrest of five people in Nashville for a variety of alleged drug charges.

3 phrases to remember when pulled over

From moving violations to equipment problems, there are numerous reasons why traffic stops take place. The Illinois Department of Transportation recently released a study with a breakdown of how many traffic stops take place between people of different races. 

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