Criminal Defense – Get The Best

Everyone charged with a criminal offense needs a vigorous defense. Some people are guilty as charged.   I try to minimize the consequences and position them to pursue happiness. Some defendants are guilty of a crime just not the charged crime.  Many people are charged with felony drug possession are not guilty. They may be guilty […]

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Drug Dog & Vehicle Stops

I handle a lot of drug dog cases. These drug dog cases feature one frequent scenario:  A police officer who stops a motorist for a minor traffic infraction. A drug-sniffing dog shows up. The officer leads the dog around the vehicle. The drug dog “alerts.” Drugs are discovered. The driver and his passengers are in […]

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DUI & TBI

DUI Convictions – TBI Greases the Skids In Fiscal Year 2013, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Toxicology Fund collected $6,096,000 in contingent fees, that is, contingent upon conviction of DUI offenders who took blood or breath tests. Per statute, the clerks assess a $250 fee on each such offender. See TCA 55-10-413(f)(1). Further, the money […]

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Marijuana Case – Lawyers Win In The Court of Criminal Appeals

Lawyers Kenneth and Dale Quillen won a marijuana case in the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Court’s opinion discussed curtilage and exigent circumstances. This case concerns a law enforcement officer’s warrantless entry into the defendant’s curtilage.   According to Tennessee law, curtilage includes those areas surrounding a dwelling that is necessary, used for the family purposes […]

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