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May 2012 Archives

New Law Allows for Tennessee Convictions to Be Expunged

A Tennessee law going into effect on July 1st will give many people the opportunity for a fresh start. The law gives those convicted of certain low level crimes the opportunity to get their criminal records expunged, and allows for the removal of those convictions from the public record.

Motorcycle Awareness Month in Tennessee

With summer just around the corner more motorcyclists will soon be hitting the road. May is designated as motorcycle awareness month, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are encouraging drivers to be conscious of motorcycle riders on the road, and motorcycle riders to drive safely.

Boating Under the Influence in Tennessee

With summer just around the corner, many Tennesseans may be looking forward to boating outings on the state's lakes and rivers. This is also the season when Tennessee Wildlife Resource Officers may patrol for boaters under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many people may not be aware of the fact that just as you can receive a DUI for driving under the influence, you can also face charges for boating under the influence or BUI.

DUI Mug Shot Publication is Big Business

Imagine if after being arrested for a DUI you see your mug shot posted online or in print publications. This may cause embarrassment, and negatively impact your reputation and career prospects. Even if you are never convicted of the charge, you may still have to deal with businesses publishing your mug shot for profit.

Mesothelioma and TV Advertising

Have you wondered why so many law firms are on television soliciting the unfortunate individuals and/or families who have been stricken with mesothelioma -- a deadly disease caused by exposure to asbestos? The answer is simple: 31 billion dollars. That is the estimated amount that has been set aside in trust funds to pay mesothelioma or asbestos victims. For the most part, the money in these trust funds comes from the bankruptcies of numerous companies that mined, made, sold, or used asbestos or asbestos-containing products.

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