Viewers of WSMV-Channel 4 may have seen me interviewed on the evening news last Friday discussing the Vanderbilt Football rape case. The breaking development was that Vandy receiver Chris Boyd pled guilty to attempting to be an “accessory … [Read more...] about Ben Raybin Discusses Development in Vanderbilt Football Rape Case
Can the police subpoena your emails to your spouse? Can your emails be subject to a subpoena? Marital Privilege Doctrine Are your emails to your spouse protected when written on a work computer? According to one very recent federal … [Read more...] about Are Your Office E-Mails to Your Spouse Protected by the Marital Privilege?
According to multiple local media sources this week, due to dry conditions in the area the Metro Nashville Police Department will have a zero tolerance for those that set off fireworks in Nashville this 4th of July week. Nashville Police have … [Read more...] about Setting off Fireworks in Nashville Could Lead to Criminal Charges
Police were contacted by an anonymous caller in May of 2009 who stated that an “armed party” was at a Covington motel. No information regarding the description of the weapon, the ethnicity, gender, or physical appearance of the suspect(s), or … [Read more...] about Tennessee Supreme Court Mandates Corroboration of Anonymous Tips
Tennessee lawmakers passed a new law that prohibits students from exposing “underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment.” The law leaves the severity of the punishment in the hands of individual … [Read more...] about Sagging Pants Against the Law
Tennessee has a new law that will finally enable individuals previously convicted in Tennessee of many misdemeanors and certain low level felonies the opportunity to have their criminal records fully expunged. Before only “arrests” could be … [Read more...] about Expungement of Tennessee Convictions – Erasing the Past
A new line of synthetic drugs, sold under labels such as ‘bath salts’ and ‘Molly’s Plant Food,’ have been found to be the cause of countless deaths in the United States. The new drug is unrelated to legitimate bath salts sold in specialty … [Read more...] about Problems Emerge Surrounding New Synthetic Drugs
In the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Florida last month, the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has become a focal point of public debate. The law, which states that people who encounter confrontations … [Read more...] about Tennessee Among Roughly 20 States to Adopt “Stand Your Ground” Self-Defense Law
Rebecca Benson, 22, is facing a vehicular homicide charge for her involvement in a wrong-way crash that claimed the life of Steffanie Leonard, 29, in February. Police maintain that Benson was driving the wrong way when she merged onto I-65 … [Read more...] about Possible Overservice of Patron Leads to Fatal Wrong-Way Crash
This question arises quite frequently as college students that are from Tennessee will get convicted of DUI while they are away at college. It also happens to Tennessee business travelers who encounter drinking and driving charges in other … [Read more...] about I Am from Tennessee but I got a DUI while visiting another State, How Do I Get a Restricted License?