If you face drug crime charges in Tennessee, it is important to consult with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you. The attorneys can advise you of your rights and help you mount an aggressive defense against these charges. We have successfully handled numerous drug crime defense cases for clients from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee.
Have You Been Arrested for a Drug Crime?
A drug crime conviction can change your life. Even a first-time offense can leave you with steep fines, probation, prison time and other criminal consequences. A drug crime conviction on your permanent record can leave you with serious collateral consequences as well, such as difficulty finding a job and restrictions on owning a firearm.
We understand the consequences of drug crime convictions and will work to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. Our drug crime defense lawyers handle a wide range of drug offense cases, including those involving:
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Drug distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- All illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs and prescription drug fraud
- Fighting Drug Crime Charges
As a former prosecutor, attorney understands the burden of proof the prosecution bears and is adept at finding weaknesses in their cases. Search and seizure issues often play an important role in drug crime cases. Did the police have a valid permit to search your property? Were you actually in possession of the drugs, or were they simply nearby? These are some of the questions we explore when handling drug crime defense cases for our clients.
Truck accidents can be caused by many factors, including negligent or careless actions of a truck driver and inadequate rest stop policies by the employer trucking company. Poor weather conditions only exacerbate a bad situation, leading to serious and often deadly truck accidents.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Causes of truck wrecks can include:
- Drunk driving
- Drug use
- Changing lanes
- Weather conditions
- Faulty tires/brakes
- Sleeping-at-the-wheel/driver fatigue
- Failure to take appropriate number of rests
- Truck maintenance negligence
- Employer negligence due to inadequate scheduling/policies
Many times not only is the truck driver negligent but his or her employer is also responsible, due to inadequate scheduling policies leading to driver fatigue. Other failures of an employer such as negligent supervision of drug or alcohol use by a driver can also lead to serious accidents.
Truck Crashes and Serious Injuries
When semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles are involved in an accident, serious injuries often result. These injuries can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Life-changing injuries require years of rehabilitation and care. If your loved one has died as result of their injuries, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
The process of birth and delivery is intrinsically dangerous to both mother and child. It is precisely because of this inherent danger that doctors, nurses and hospital staff must take the most stringent precautions for the safety of mothers and babies in the delivery process.
When medical professionals fail to take proper precautions in the birth and delivery process, serious injuries can result, including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic encephalopathy (brain disease)
- Pregnancy induced hyper tension (preeclampsia)
The most common error that is made by doctors and nurses is a failure to recognize and properly respond to signs of fetal distress. Through careful testing and monitoring of the mother, medical professionals can prevent many forms of birth injury.
Because the process of delivery is complicated and injuries do occur in some cases even in the absence of negligence, proving a birth injury claim is difficult. To improve your chance of successful recovery, it is critical that you retain an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims. We carefully screen cases to limit our caseload and pursue only meritorious claims. We are respected in the legal community because we do not pursue frivolous claims. We believe strongly that our experience and our reputation are strong assets to the clients we serve.
When we do choose to take a case, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we have the ability to handle your case with the highest degree of competence and care.