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Grover Christopher Collins

Grover Collins’s Legal Guides

12 total


  • DUI. Now What?

    Pick up a DUI? Now what? The first thing you can count on is that your life for (at least) the next few months is going to change. You will now have to worry about court dates, attorney’s fees, vacat

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  • Judicial Diversion

    Judicial Diversion in Tennessee What is it? Under TCA 40-35-313, a judge may place a defendant on judicial diversion. During this diversion period, the plea of guilty is held by the court and not entered. If the defendant successfully completes probation, the offense will be nev...

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  • Search Warrant Involving Confidential Informant

    Search Warrant involving Confidential Informant July 8, 2013byGrover Christopher CollinsLeave a Comment Search Warrants using a CI or confidential informant. Brief overview Search warrants are the main weapon used by police officers to search the home of a suspect. Search warr...

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  • Tennessee Expungement

    Tennessee Expungement of Criminal History Expunction of Record of Conviction T.C.A. 40-32-101(g) On July 1, 2012, a new law goes into effect that allows Tennessee residents convicted of certain crimes to be able to have that incident expunged from their records, pursuant to T.C....

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  • DUI Costs in Tennessee

    DUI Costs DUI Costs in Nashville, Tn The DUI costs in Nashville can easily top $1000. The majority of the costs come from fines and court fees. There are numerous associated costs that come from probation, DUI school and other court fees. Below I will breakdown the DUI costs for...

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  • Home Defects

    Home Defects June 20, 2013byGrover Christopher Collins Home Defects Can I sue the seller? Yes. Case law in Tennessee has held that if a material defect is found and misrepresented to the purchaser of a home, they can sue to rescind the sale. In the case below the buyers recov...

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  • Field Sobriety Tasks

    Field Sobriety Tests... HGN being performed by officer What are they? Why are they given? Most people have heard the termbefore but not many actually what they test or how they work. First, they are calledField Sobriety Tasksnot Tests or FSTs for short. Second, there are three th...

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  • Tennessee Road Blocks

    Road Blocks Road Blocks in Tennessee are used to crack down on impaired drivers. There are several rules that must be followed in order to be considered a valid road block in Tennessee. A constitutionally valid road block mustbalancethe following components: 1. Legitimate governm...

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  • DUI Penalties in Tennessee

    1st Time DUI Offender- .08 (BAC) [55-10-401] [55-10-403] 48 hours up to 11 months, 29 days for offenders in violation of 55-10-401 .20 BAC or greater minimum jail time 7 consecutive days License revocation for 1 year with ignition interlock required You will be ordered to parti...

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  • Tennessee Implied Consent

    Tennessee Implied Consent When did I agree to this Tennessee Implied Consent? Most people don't realize that when you get your driver's license and fill out all the paperwork, you agree toTennessee Implied Consent. What does that mean? Basically in Tennessee anytime an officer ha...

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