DUI in Tennessee – Third Strike and Your Out for 5 Years

DUI in Tennessee – Third Strike and Your Out for 5 Years Effective July 1, 2011, DUI offenders have it tougher.   The State of Tennessee has not only removed DUI from the list of criminal offenses eligible for judicial … Read full article

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Preserving the “Fresh Start”

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Preserving the “Fresh Start” [important]Chapter 7 bankruptcy is well known as a “fresh start” bankruptcy, in that typically all debts are discharged and the Debtor is allowed to start over without the burden of his or her … Read full article

Burden of Proof- Should it be lower so Someone Like Casey Anthony Gets Convicted

Burden of Proof- Should it be lower so Someone Like Casey Anthony Gets Convicted Bill O’Reilly of Fox News “The O’Reilly Factor” says ” Dumb, beyond a reasonable doubt.” Seriously? What burden of proof should the State have to meet … Read full article

Tennessee Pretrial Diversion Changes, No Diversion for DUI Offenses

Tennessee Pretrial Diversion Changes, No Diversion for DUI Offenses Effective July 1, 2011, Tennessee no longer has a “Pretrial Diversion” program but judicial diversion is still available to criminal defendants. Tennessee House Bill 64 repealed T.C.A. §40-15 in its entirety … Read full article

Switching to Independent Contractors Draws Scrutiny from IRS and Department of Labor

Switching to Independent Contractors Draws Scrutiny from IRS and Department of Labor With the current state of the economy, shifting from full-time employees to independent contractors is a cost-cutting measure that some businesses have implemented. This saves the business money … Read full article