Criminal Defense Blog

Are All Fraud Crimes Created Equal?

At its very basic legal definition, fraud is the act of stealing money, goods, or possessions without another person's knowledge. It can be done by misrepresenting the facts or deceiving the ...
Continue reading "Are All Fraud Crimes Created Equal?" »

What Should I Do if I Was Charged with a Federal Crime?

Do you know what differentiates a federal crime from a state crime? While many of the laws do overlap, some states set their own regulations for acts such as driving under the influence (DUI). The ...
Continue reading "What Should I Do if I Was Charged with a Federal Crime?" »

Do I Have to Register As a Sex Offender?

Not all sex crimes require the guilty individual to register as a sex offender. This means that even if you e convicted of a sex crime, you may still be able to protect your reputation, your career ...
Continue reading "Do I Have to Register As a Sex Offender?" »

Do I Legally Have To Perform a Field Sobriety Test?

According to state laws you are under no legal obligation to perform any of the standardized field sobriety tests a law enforcement officer may want you to take after he or she pulls you over for a ...
Continue reading "Do I Legally Have To Perform a Field Sobriety Test?" »

Do I Have to Consent to a Blood or Breath Test in Tennessee?

If you have been issued a state driver's license you have already given your implied consent to undergo blood or breath tests in the event that you are pulled over for a suspected DUI. While you ...
Continue reading "Do I Have to Consent to a Blood or Breath Test in Tennessee?" »

Can I Get a Restricted License If I am Convicted of DUI?

A mandatory license suspension after a DUI arrest could leave you unable to provide for your family, get to and from work, attend college or other advanced studies, get to the doctor and perform other ...
Continue reading "Can I Get a Restricted License If I am Convicted of DUI?" »

Can I Be Charged With DUI If I Was Taking a Prescription Medication?

If a Knoxville police officer has reasonable cause to believe that you are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol you could find yourself under arrest for DUI. There are numerous ways in which ...
Continue reading "Can I Be Charged With DUI If I Was Taking a Prescription Medication?" »

How Do I Get Out Of A First Time DUI?

If you have been arrested and charged with a first time DUI in Knoxville, you are probably very concerned and wondering if there is any hope of getting out of it. You were probably placed under arrest ...
Continue reading "How Do I Get Out Of A First Time DUI?" »

When Do The Police Have To Read Me My Rights?

Contrary to a common belief, the police do not have to read you your rights before they question you about your knowledge of any crime. This holds true up until the point when you are placed under ...
Continue reading "When Do The Police Have To Read Me My Rights?" »

What Is The Maximum Penalty For A Petty Theft Case?

Intentionally taking another individual's personal property without permission or consent, and with the intent to either keep or sell the property for your own benefit, thus permanently depriving ...
Continue reading "What Is The Maximum Penalty For A Petty Theft Case?" »

5 Myths About DUIs

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense that can easily lead to an accident causing life-threatening injuries or fatalities. What many people do not realize is that ...
Continue reading "5 Myths About DUIs" »

Welcome to the Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law Blog!

Learn more about Criminal Defense in Knoxville, TN Thank you for visiting Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law's new blog! Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law proudly represents individuals throughout ...
Continue reading "Welcome to the Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law Blog!" »