Crime In Cinema: Drinking and Driving in “The Campaign”

Crime In Cinema examines what Hollywood gets right and wrong about the criminal justice system. Today, we look at a DUI scene in the 2012 comedy, The Campaign.   The Incident Cam Brady (Will Ferrell), a congressman running for reelection, is pulled over by a police officer after a tough day on the campign trail. Brady… Continue reading Crime In Cinema: Drinking and Driving in “The Campaign”

Federal Judge: Tennessee Must Stop Revoking the Licenses of People Who Can’t Pay Their Fines

According to statistics provided by The Tennessean, more than 146,200 drivers have lost their license simply because they couldn’t afford to pay court costs. A ruling from U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger changes that. The criminal justice system relies heavily on court costs and administrative fees, but for many people those costs are a significant burden. Someone accused… Continue reading Federal Judge: Tennessee Must Stop Revoking the Licenses of People Who Can’t Pay Their Fines

Caught with 264 pounds of Marijuana – Charges Dismissed!

Nearly eighteen years ago, I was part of a team hired to represent two men who were arrested after the discovery of 264 pounds of marijuana in the back of a trailer truck. At the preliminary hearing in Nashville General Sessions Court, we were able to prove to the judge that the men had their… Continue reading Caught with 264 pounds of Marijuana – Charges Dismissed!

Honored to have been named one of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Nashville!

Expertise scored 140 criminal defense lawyers in Nashville on more than 25 variables across five categories and ultimately named the 19 top criminal defense lawyers in Nashville, and Himmelberg & Associates is honored to be included in that group! For over two decades, we have worked tirelessly to defend those accused of all types of crimes in… Continue reading Honored to have been named one of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Nashville!

Drug Sniffing Dogs- Are they constitutional? Are they reliable?

In 2005, the United States Supreme Court held in the case of Illinois v. Caballes that when a trained drug dog sniffs a persons automobile, there is no search. As a result, no constitutional violation occurs. This is the case even if the police have absolutely no reason to suspect you may be carrying illegal contraband whatsoever.… Continue reading Drug Sniffing Dogs- Are they constitutional? Are they reliable?

A Client on Parole was Caught With a Loaded Handgun and 52 grams of crack: Case DISMISSED, Record Expunged!

A client out on parole was recently arrested with a loaded handgun and 52 grams of crack cocaine. Charged with possession of both drugs and the handgun, he was looking at anywhere from 22 to 38 years in prison. After hiring us, we got all the evidence thrown-out and the case was dismissed! We even… Continue reading A Client on Parole was Caught With a Loaded Handgun and 52 grams of crack: Case DISMISSED, Record Expunged!

Client Arrested with 42 Pounds of Marijuana in Trunk: Case Dismissed!

Earlier this month a client of this law firm was arrested for possession of 42 pounds of marijuana that was found in the trunk of his car. Facing felony charges, substantial fines, and court costs and other fees, he didn’t know what to do. Needing an experienced defense lawyer in Nashville who has handled hundreds… Continue reading Client Arrested with 42 Pounds of Marijuana in Trunk: Case Dismissed!

Client Accused of Sexual Battery: Case Dismissed!

Sexual Battery is a serious offense in Tennessee – a felony conviction can include 60 years in prison, fines of up to $50,000, and placement on the sex offenders registry. A recent client was accused of sexual battery in Rutherford County, TN.  After a free consultation with Don Himmelberg, he hired Himmelberg & Associates to… Continue reading Client Accused of Sexual Battery: Case Dismissed!