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30 09, 2019

CBD Oil: The Legal Substance That Is Treated Illegally

2019-10-14T18:11:35+00:00

Know your rights when it comes to CBD possession In 2017 the Tennessee legislature fully legalized the use and sale of hemp-based CBD oil that contains less than 0.3% THC. The legalized CBD industry touts itself as offering a product that is great for your health and for the economy by creating a new market [...]

CBD Oil: The Legal Substance That Is Treated Illegally2019-10-14T18:11:35+00:00
27 09, 2019

Yes, Your Text Messages Can Be Used In Court

2019-09-30T18:17:53+00:00

Our phones are treasure troves of information about us. It only makes sense that law enforcement’s desire to search cell phones for evidence as part of their investigation of criminal allegations is becoming more and more common.

Yes, Your Text Messages Can Be Used In Court2019-09-30T18:17:53+00:00
20 08, 2019

Can My Facebook Account Be Used Against Me In Court?

2019-08-21T14:26:43+00:00

Every day we see countless updates online including pictures, witty captions, and hashtags that document peoples’ entire lives. But is posting your every move and thought on social media really the best idea? REMEMBER: What you post online can be used against you later in either a criminal case or a civil lawsuit. “Private” social [...]

Can My Facebook Account Be Used Against Me In Court?2019-08-21T14:26:43+00:00
18 07, 2019

Orders of Protection: How They Work in Tennessee

2019-09-23T20:46:31+00:00

We're often asked the questions, "How does a protection order work?" and "What's the difference in a restraining order and an order of protection?" Protection orders in Tennessee are a complicated subject. The attorneys at Legal Powers of Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas are prepared to help you through the process of an Order [...]

Orders of Protection: How They Work in Tennessee2019-09-23T20:46:31+00:00
7 04, 2019

Do I Have To Let Police Search My Phone?

2019-06-11T13:52:13+00:00

With so much personal, revealing information, in a single device any of us would not only feel uneasy with someone else having access to the information on our cell phone without our permission but also would feel deeply violated if that were to occur.

Do I Have To Let Police Search My Phone?2019-06-11T13:52:13+00:00
14 08, 2017

DUI & Minimums

2018-01-05T15:13:22+00:00

One of the first questions I’m asked when I meet a client charged with a DUI is: “What’s the punishment in Tennessee for a DUI?” The short answer is, “It depends.” It depends on the facts and evidence of each case and it depends on a person’s criminal history; if any. Under Tennessee Driving [...]

DUI & Minimums2018-01-05T15:13:22+00:00