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July 2018 Archives

What you need to know about probation violations

At the Law Office of Rob McKinney in Tennessee, we know that if you are on probation and your probation officer believes you violated one or more provisions of your probation, you may be in serious trouble. Depending on the nature of your alleged violation and whether or not you have violated your probation in the past, you could face serious consequences, up to and including revocation of your probation and the requirement to serve the full remaining time of your original prison sentence.

Drug courts strike a balance between accountability and treatment

If you have a court date looming for a Tennessee drug charge, you may have concerns about the penalties you may face if convicted, and whether you will have to serve any time behind bars. You may also recognize that you may not have acted in a criminal manner in the first place if it were not for your drug addiction, as many drug addicts engage in such behavior in an effort to feed their addictions.

Sharing a prescription is no big deal, right? Wrong

At the Law Office of Rob McKinney, we understand that there are serious drug charges that can make others seem minor in comparison. However, we know that any charge is serious, especially if you didn’t realize you might be committing a crime. Like many Tennessee residents, you might not give a second thought to handing a prescription pill to a friend or family member if you think it could help, but this might get you in legal trouble.

What constitutes a cyber crime?

If you face a charge for any type of cyber crime in Tennessee, it's a serious matter. Depending on the type of crime which law enforcement officers allege you committed, you may face prosecution from either the State of Tennessee or by the federal government. Either way, you could face substantial prison time and large fines if convicted.

Defending yourself against weapons charges in Tennessee

Weapons charges in the state of Tennessee can bring serious penalties, and if police charged you with a crime involving firearms, you need to develop a strong defense. If you do not take the opportunity to strategically defend yourself in the face of these charges, you could end up with the harshest consequences the law has to offer when it comes to weapons convictions.

How do I clear my criminal record in Tennessee?

If you have a criminal record in the state of Tennessee, you may be wondering how you can expunge your record so you can move forward without having your record follow you. A criminal record may impede your chances of getting a job or entering an educational institution, so it is in your best interest to try to clear your record as soon as you are legally eligible to do so.

When ADHD medication could get you in trouble

When a doctor identifies the medication that finally makes a difference for a person diagnosed with ADHD in Tennessee, it can lead to a huge improvement in the quality of life for the patient. People who rely on their medications to function well are often careful to take them at the right times and in the right doses. This could mean having the prescriptions with them when they are away from home.

Gun crimes continue to rise in Tennessee

Tennessee has the dubious distinction of ranking among the top states in the nation when it comes to the number of gun crimes committed. As reported by the Nashville Patch, Tennessee ranks 14th in the number of gun deaths, with 17.1 deaths occurring per every 100,000 residents according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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