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Criminal defense: 3 Tennessee women face felony drug charges

It is crucial for people facing drug charges to consider seeking legal assistance. A strong criminal defense team is essential for fighting the charges aggressively in Tennessee, a state that treats felony drug convictions very seriously. Three Tennessee women will need to mount aggressive fights since they are facing felony crystal-meth charges.

Cops say they seized 2.5 ounces of crystal-meth during a recent routine traffic stop. Most of the drug was allegedly found in the purse of a 25-year-old  passenger in one of the vehicles stopped. She was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. The driver, age 35, was also charged with possessing a quantity of the drug as well as driving on a revoked license, improper lane use and driving without insurance. The other charged passenger is 53 years old. 

Tennessee THP trooper in chase with driver charged with DUI

Drunk drivers realize they're not in total control of their vehicles; however, some people still make the mistake of driving while intoxicated. It's a tragic offense since that simple error could result in a crash as it did for a 31-year-old Bluff City, Tennessee, resident recently. The woman is facing DUI charges after her vehicle veered off the road and into a telephone pole and a tree.

According to a police report, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper had to pursue the vehicle for quite a distance. The police officer alleges that the accused was driving erratically. The vehicle supposedly veered onto the shoulder of the road and oncoming traffic, through medians, ditches, red lights and a fast food restaurant parking lot.

Tennessee parents need to set kids straight after divorce

It's not surprising that most children whose parents have split up dream of the day when they're back together again. It's human nature for kids to want their family to look like it did before the divorce of their parents, but leading them to believe that might happen is not in their -- or anyone's -- best interests. Divorced Tennessee parents need to make sure their kids don't have any unrealistic expectations when it comes to reconciliation.

Explaining to children that divorce is final is not easy, but necessary. A talk doesn't have to be overly involved. Just stating the facts as they are is usually good enough. Children less than 4 years old need even less explanation than their older siblings. Asking children how they're feeling and doing is one good way of broaching the subject, and parents should never assume their kids understand that their parents will never be together under the same roof again.

Even common injuries from car crashes can be serious

Like others here in Tennessee, you would probably count yourself lucky for walking away from a car crash. Even if it was a relatively minor accident, you may think that it could have been much worse. You may not even feel as though you suffered any serious injuries.

Under these circumstances, you may decide to forgo medical attention, which could be a mistake. The most common injuries suffered in car accidents can also be the most serious, and if you fail to get examined by a doctor in the immediate aftermath of the crash, you could make your injuries worse or not realize just how much danger your life is in.

Tennessee school bus driver charged with DUI

Getting charged with driving while intoxicated is not only stressful, but can potentially change a person's life should the person be convicted. A DUI conviction in Tennessee is serious business. Those charged, such as a now former school bus driver, will need to fight the charges aggressively.

The transportation department of a Tennessee school district recently received a number of calls from concerned parents and students indicating that a driver on one of the school buses might be driving under the influence. The driver was told to pull over by the school transportation supervisor. The police responded shortly thereafter. 

Tennessee man charged with DUI, vehicular homicide

A drunk driving conviction can turn a person's life upside down. Those in Tennessee who are facing DUI charges must fight those charges aggressively. A  59-year-old man recently accused of drunk driving will also need to do so. The accused was allegedly impaired behind the wheel, which authorities say led to a crash that claimed the life of his 33-year-old son who was a lone passenger in the vehicle. 

Police responded to the scene of the one-vehicle crash that left both the accused and his son trapped in the vehicle. They were freed by fire services respondents. The man's son was pronounced dead at the scene. The accused was treated and taken to a nearby hospital and released into police custody.

Family law in Tennessee: Stopping child support payments

Some parents who have applied for child support from the other parent change their minds and no longer wish to receive it. In such cases in Tennessee, family law rules apply. Although a court may have mandated those payments in the child's best interests, a parent may feel otherwise. But having payments stopped cold turkey may not be as easy as all that.

There are a number of reasons one or both parents petition the court to stop child support payments. It could be that the parents have reconciled or that a financial situation of the payee or payor has changed. In any case, if there is a valid reason behind wanting the payments halted, there are ways to go about it.

Criminal defense: Tennessee man facing aggravated robbery charge

A 58-year-old Tennessee man could be facing years behind bars for the aggravated robbery of a bank. The Johnson City resident allegedly admitted to robbing a bank at gunpoint and as a result could spend the next 25 years in prison. The man, who is in federal custody, is also up against a seven-year to life sentence for a firearms charge.

Police say they recognized the suspect vehicle at a traffic stop. However, the car was being driven by a woman with whom the accused was living. The woman allegedly told the police officer that the accused admitted to her that he had robbed a bank earlier that day. Police arrested the suspect at his residence. During a search of the property, police report that they found a .45 caliber firearm.

Preventing possession charges from taking control of your future

Facing allegations of drug possession can be a stressful and harrowing experience, and a conviction for similar offenses could have a devastating impact on your life. If you stand accused of possession, you might be preparing to challenge the charges and protect your future, but the process can be intimidating.

Without previous experience in the area, you may feel you lack the legal knowledge to know how best to approach the situation. Fortunately, this isn't something you must go through alone, and it might even be in your best interests to seek guidance early in the process.

Tennessee man facing vehicular homicide, DUI charges after crash

A 32-year-old Tennessee man is facing numerous charges after the vehicle he was driving slammed into another vehicle, claiming the life of a 65-year-old man. In addition to being charged with DUI, the Friendsville resident has been charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicular homicide. There were three vehicles involved in the crash, but no one in the third vehicle was injured.

According to police, the accused was driving south on a busy highway when his SUV apparently went off the road. The vehicle veered onto the embankment where it collided with a car heading east. It was this vehicle the now deceased man was driving. 

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