How Can Cyntoia Brown Be Released From Prison?

Photo credit: Mbure/Wikipedia Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee inmate serving a life sentence, has been in the news recently after celebrities and viral internet campaigns brought her case to light. Kim Kardashian even recruited her own lawyer to … [Read more...]

Tennessee Statutory Rape Laws and Punishments

The Statutory Rape Law in Tennessee We have all heard about the “age of consent.” That is the age at which a person is considered to be able to consent to sexual relations. The offense of statutory rape is essentially when sex would otherwise … [Read more...]

Raybin & Weissman Client Acquitted of Murder Charges

Verdict: Not Guilty David Raybin and Ben Raybin obtained a full acquittal of their client Brandon Horton, who had been charged with First Degree Murder. The prosecution alleged that Mr. Horton shot and killed a fellow Tennessee State … [Read more...]

Tennessee Passes New Expungement Laws For 2017

The Tennessee Legislature has passed three new laws regarding expungement in 2017. Expungements allow destruction of public records regarding a criminal charge or conviction. In my previous blog post you can read frequently asked … [Read more...]

Can Throwing a Catfish Get You Arrested at a Nashville Predators Game?

We’ve now all heard about the Nashville Predators fan who was arrested for throwing a catfish on the ice during the Stanley Cup Finals game against the Penguins. Predators fans may be wondering whether the same act at a home game could land … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know When Charged With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence offenses are treated differently than every other kind of offense. These differences exist before, during, and after a case goes to court. “Domestic” cases are where the suspect and victim are related, dating, married, or … [Read more...]

FAQ: Expungement of Tennessee Convictions

Many people with a prior criminal record contact us with questions about having their record expunged, which is a legal procedure that removes a conviction from your record. Unfortunately, Tennessee laws put many restrictions on who can … [Read more...]

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