The victim of a personal injury “accident” often suffers more than just physical injuries. Both emotional trauma and financial hardship frequently go hand in hand with those physical injuries. While we traditionally use the term “personal injury accident” the term is misleading because in most cases the victim’s injuries are not the result of a [ ] The post A Smyrna Personal Injury Attorney Explains Negligence appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
Unless you have been through the process before, finding yourself the defendant in a criminal prosecution is typically a frightening experience. Before you even have a chance to worry much about the potential outcome of your case, you have to make it through your initial court appearance and figure out how to navigate the criminal [ ] The post Smyrna Criminal Defense Attorney Explains a No Contact Order appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
An injury accident can occur just about anywhere and at any time. If you recently suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident you had while on someone else’s property, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Although we routinely use the term “slip and fall accident,” the fact is [ ] The post Smyrna Personal Injury Attorney Explains Slip and Fall Liability appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
Probation is a sentencing alternative that is frequently used for defendants who are convicted of less serious criminal offenses and who appear to be good candidates for community supervision in lieu of incarceration. If you were recently sentenced to probation, and you successfully complete your term of probation, you can avoid returning to custody. Unfortunately, [ ] The post Smyrna Probation Violations Attorney Explains Conditions of Probation appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you are currently facing criminal charges in Tennessee, one of the most important decisions you will need to make throughout the course of your case is how to resolve your case. Unless the prosecutor decides to dismiss all charges against you, your options will be to accept a guilty plea agreement negotiated on your behalf by your defense attorney, have a judge decide your fate at a bench trial (also referred to as a “trial by judge”), or exercise your right to a trial by jury. If you have never been the defendant in a criminal trial before, your understanding of a trial is likely based on what you have seen on television. Unfortunately, the way in which criminal trials are portrayed by Hollywood is not always accurate. Of course, you should consult at length with your criminal defense attorney before deciding how to proceed in your case; however, it may help you feel more informed and in control of your own future to learn what really happens at a criminal trial.
Many arrests and subsequent prosecutions are based on evidence found as the result of a search and seizure by law enforcement officers. Although most searches and seizures are conducted lawfully, police officers do sometimes get over zealous and conduct and illegal search and seizure. In the United States, the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution [ ] The post La Vergne Drug Crime Attorney Explains the Warrant Requirement appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, the next step is to initiate the legal process of divorce. Divorce can leave everyone involved with emotional scars that often take years to heal. Most divorces also have a strong financial impact on the parties. Often, one spouse ends up much better off [ ] The post La Vergne Divorce Lawyer Explains Alimony appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.