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Time to Talk to Your College Student About Drinking

Time to Talk to Your College Kid About Drinking With college back in session, it is time to have a serious discussion with your college student about the dangers of drinking. The U.S. is experiencing a big problem with college students drinking to dangerous levels. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), part…

Drivers License Restoration After A DUI

Leading Murfreesboro DUI Lawyers Offer Tips For Restoring Your Drivers License After A DUI Conviction The price of reclaiming your freedom In a 12-year period (2003-2014) the Tennessee Highway Patrol made approximately 2,631 DUI arrests in Rutherford County. Although it is unlikely that all of them resulted in a conviction, those who were sentenced undoubtedly…

What You Need to Know About Violating Probation in Tennessee

If you were convicted of a crime or pleaded guilty in Tennessee, a portion of your sentence may have been to serve a probationary term. Under this alternative sentence, there are specific requirements that you need to follow. Accepting a sentence for a length of time on probation when combined with other requirements like community…

Why You Need a DUI Attorney in Tennessee

No one without the proper skills would dream of performing major surgery on themselves or their loved ones, we entrust surgeons with that task. Likewise, millions of Americans turn to tax professionals every spring to assist with 1040s. A driving under the influence (DUI) arrest is no different. Handling a DUI case is no time…

Non-Alcohol DUIs Common in Tennessee

Driving under the influence (DUI) arrests triggered by impairing drugs now outnumber alcohol-based DUIs by almost two-to-one in Tennessee and throughout the U.S. These incidents were related to marijuana, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications, and prescription drugs. Marijuana was, by far, the most common drug. Reacting to the study, the Office of National Drug Control Policy…

Fighting a DUI in Tennessee

What you need to know In Tennessee, a DUI conviction can result in a lost license and significant fees. Multiple convictions can result in jail time. Many individuals facing a DUI offense make the false assumption that a charge is an automatic conviction. This is not the case. In fact, these charges are frequently reduced…

Tennessee DUI Penalties

Understanding Tennessee DUI Charges and Penalties A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense is a criminal matter that ranges from a misdemeanor to a Class A Felony. A DUI charge should be taken very seriously, as a conviction can carry severe penalties. While specific penalties depend on the circumstances of your case and prior criminal…

Tennessee Remains Steadfast As Marijuana Decriminalization Gains Ground In Other States

Why you need a skilled attorney to fight a marijuana possession charge in Tennessee According to various national opinion polls, as well as a survey of current and pending state laws, the marijuana decriminalization movement in the United States continues to gain momentum. Whether by decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, permitting it…

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For more than 40 years, attorneys from our law firm have been working hard for our clients, making sure we are well prepared for trial and ensuring that our clients never have to face difficult legal situations alone. We are Kidwell, South & Beasley in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We have a well-earned reputation as trial lawyers...