While more than half of all U.S. states (along with the District of Columbia) have legalized medical marijuana over the past decade or so, significantly fewer states have legalized marijuana for purely recreational use. As an "early adopter" of legal recreational marijuana, California has blazed the trail when it comes to enforcement of drugged driving laws; however, many users have found themselves shocked to be subjected to a field sobriety test or even placed under arrest for operating a vehicle after legal marijuana consumption. [Read More]
Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Don't Count on It: Why You Need a Lawyer Even If You Are Innocent
It's only natural to assume that if you are innocent of a crime you are accused of that you don't need a lawyer. In an ideal world this may be true, but it doesn't always hold true in the real world. Sometimes relying on the old adage "innocent until proven guilty" isn't as clear cut as it seems. If you have been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, that means the prosecution already has evidence and believes it proves your guilt. [Read More]
Arrested For DUI In Tennessee? How Could Changes To The Law Affect Your Case?
If you're under the legal drinking age and have recently been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be worried about the effect of a criminal conviction on your future plans -- from your ability to borrow federal student loans to being able to get a job after college or trade school. However, some recent changes to Tennessee's underage DUI laws could impact the sentence you receive if you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial. [Read More]
Personal Injury Claims: 3 Types Of Evidence To Prove The Effect Of Injuries On Work
In the unfortunate circumstance that you have been injured in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation if you missed work due to the accident or if the injuries you sustained have a negative impact or effect on your ability to work. Filing a personal injury claim is the best course of action to take. Approximately 95% to 96% of claims are settled pre-trial. With sufficient evidence, your personal injury attorney can build a strong case on your behalf to negotiate with the responsible party. [Read More]