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When parents hand their preteen or teenager a cell phone, they are not always prepared or able to fully prepare their child for the possible dangers awaiting them. One activity some teens participate in at some point is sexting. Sexting is the sending nude, partially nude or sexually explicit pictures via cell phones. With the use

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Most people know that you have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt when facing trial, but may not have actually given it much thought until they are facing serious criminal charges. In court, the prosecutor carries the burden of proof, meaning they need to convince the court that the defendant is guilty of

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Even though most people have heard of a grand jury or grand jury proceedings, many do not know what such proceedings entail. If you or a loved one is the subject of one, you will want to understand what is involved and what occurs at a grand jury hearing.  If you think you may be

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Parents may panic if their minor child is charged with any criminal offense. While it may be alarming and definitely scary, the truth is you need to take a deep breath. Your first step is to call your Tennessee criminal defense attorney experienced with handling juvenile criminal charges. Sometimes minors mess up, but I believe they

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If you have even considered whipping out your phone when you head to the polls, you should make sure you know the laws for cell phone use while voting in Tennessee beforehand. The Tennessee Legislature passed a law in 2015 to ensure voters could use their cell phones in order to look up a sample

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Often, courts continue child support for a special needs child past the age of majority. In Tennessee, all parents must legally support each child until a child is 18. However, if a child turns 18 and is still completing high school, support often must continue. In some cases , however, a parent may need to continue paying

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When a divorce involves custody and care of minor children, child support is usually arranged to best care for them. Generally, parties reach agreements based on how much each parent earns, how much each parent can provide and other financial obligations present at the time. For agreements that last years however, the circumstances often change at

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If a loved with special needs depends on you for support, you may want to consider setting up a special needs trust. A special needs trust, also known as a supplemental needs trust, can be set up as a stand-alone document or can be included in a will. It is crucial to strategically plan to leave money or property to

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Tennessee lawmakers repealed legislation put into effect in July that changed the underage DUI penalties. This came after the state learned the new laws would cost it $60 million in road money because the laws didn’t comply with federal zero-tolerance standards. The House and Senate held a special session to repeal the new law and reinstate the former underage

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When a person is pulled over, there needs to be probable cause before police can test someone for a DUI. Police cannot simply pull you over because they observed you leaving a bar or just pull you over and administer a breath test. The police need to have reasonable suspicion that a person is under

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