The Good Faith Exception to the Warrant Requirement

The Good Faith Exception to the Warrant Requirement On April 4, 2019 a divided Tennessee Supreme Court adopted, as a matter of state law, the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule set forth by the United States Supreme Court in Herring v. United States and crafted by United States v. Leon.  The Supreme Court determined […]

Tennessee Automobile Accident F.A.Q.

  Car accidents are inevitable. Even the safest and most cautious driver can be involved in a car wreck. Often these wrecks result in significant injuries and can have a catastrophic effect on the lives of the drivers, passengers, and their families. Car accidents may be caused by a number of different factors. Some are […]

A Christmas DUI Charge

“I guess I gоt thе Christmas blues,” оr ѕо thе song goes. It doesn’t hаvе tо bе thаt way, but ѕhоuld thе blue lights соmе уоur wау іn Tennessee, оr ѕhоuld уоu gеt ѕоmе coal іn уоur stocking, the experienced trial attorneys at the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C., are аvаіlаblе tо hеlр […]

A Primer on Pardons

Whether you believe this is the worst of times or this is the best of times under the current presidential administration, we would like to legally enlighten you on the subject of presidential pardons.  Pardons have been frequently discussed in the news, most recently after President Trump issued a pardon to controversial former Arizona Sherriff […]

Have you been arrested and charged with a Tennessee crime?

Getting charged with any kind of crime is a terrifying encounter. It is particularly true for an individual who may never have had any experience with the law. All of the sudden, you are pushed straight into a environment you never thought possible you’d be a part of. You are exposed to the embarrassment and […]

Knoxville DUI Defense Lawyer Discusses Teen Drinking And Driving

Insurance rates аrе high fоr young drivers. Actuaries аt insurance companies assess risk with statistics; that iѕ how hеу set car insurance premiums. Unfоrtunаtеlу those high premiums аrе tied tо teenage drinking while driving. “Teenagers” аnd “drinking” аrе twо words thаt ѕhоuld never be together, even in a sentence. Teenage drinking whilе driving accounts fоr […]

Does attorney advertising keep the general public from knowing what the true ability of the lawyer?

There are numerous methods by which an individual or a prospective client can be referred to a law firm for legal representation.  Traditionally, referrals come from other lawyers in the area who personally know the legal abilities of those they are referring cases to.  Unfortunately, freedom of speech decisions from the United States Supreme Court […]