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What Should I Expect if I’m Arrested?

If arrested, you are detained by the police and you are not free to go. If the officer believes that it is appropriate, you may be restrained with handcuffs or zip ties and/or placed in a police vehicle or enclosed area.

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What Do I Do If the Police Want to Speak to Me?

You have the right to remain silent, the right to have an attorney present during questioning, and, if you waive these rights, anything you say can and will be used against you. While everyone seems to know these basic rights, no one seems to exercise them!

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DUI in Tennessee Explained

Tennessee law makes it a crime to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. This may be alcohol or drugs, illegal or prescription.

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Do I Need a Will?

A will is an instrument that allows you to determine how your assets will be distributed and how your children will be cared for upon your death.

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DUI & Implied Consent

If you drive a motor vehicle within the State of Tennessee, the Legislature has provided by law that you are deemed to consent to testing to determine if you are intoxicated.

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Understanding Arrest & the Trial Process

Facing criminal charges is frightening. When you're dealing with the possibility of arrest, you may not know what to do. With that in mind, the Law Offices of Dennis W. Stanford has prepared a guide to help understand the process and know your rights. If you have questions or feel that you may be investigated, contact our office in Clarksville, Tennessee, to schedule an appointment.

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Knowing Your Rights During a Police Search

Dealing with potential criminal charges is incredibly stressful. At the Law Offices of Dennis W. Stanford in Clarksville, Tennessee, we know that this is a difficult time and we want to help. It's easy to panic when officers want to search your property. But with our detailed informational guide, you can stay aware of your rights during this difficult time.

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How to Handle a Criminal Investigation

At the Law Offices of Dennis W. Stanford of Clarksville, Tennessee, we know that dealing with the police can be scary. Whether or not you've committed a crime, talking to officers is often incredibly intimidating. Before interacting with the police, it's important that you know your rights. The following guide demonstrates what to do if the police want to speak with you.

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