Legalization vs. Decriminalization: What’s the Difference for Defendants?

The discourse around the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in the United States continues to evolve. Numerous states have decided to permit the use of medical marijuana, with other states going even further by allowing its recreational use.     While this debate continues, the terms legalization and decriminalization are often used interchangeably. However, they remain two… Continue reading Legalization vs. Decriminalization: What’s the Difference for Defendants?

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Assault and Self-Defense: When Can You Use Force Legally?

  In Tennessee, the law provides certain protections to individuals who use force in self-defense. This blog post explores the circumstances under which an individual can legally use force in self-defense and the role of a criminal defense attorney in such cases.  Deciphering when this use of force is legally permissible is vital to defendants… Continue reading Assault and Self-Defense: When Can You Use Force Legally?

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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”

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!