New Video FAQ: Can I go to jail for spanking my child?

In a new video posted on his site, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst discusses the legalities of spanking your children.

In the video, titled Can I go to jail for spanking my children, Brent Horst outlines how it’s not illegal in most states to discipline your children through spanking, should you choose to employ that method.

The caveat here is that if you leave any physical sign, such as a bruise or red mark, it can be seen as an injury to the child.

Sometimes, there is a thin line between a punishment that will and will not leave a mark on your child. If you are being accused of domestic violence or child abuse, it might simply be a disciplinary misunderstanding. The Nashville defense attorneys of Horst Law understand how these kinds of accusations can arise and can help you defend yourself. Call us at to learn more.

New Video FAQ: Can I claim self defense?

When you are attacked or threatened, you are allowed to take certain actions to defend yourself. Self-defense laws enable individuals who are facing imminent danger or have been attacked to respond in a way that can reduce or eliminate the threat.

In a new Video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense lawyer Brent Horst outlines when self defense can and cannot be used.

Essentially, if you are attacked, the law will recognize that you are defending yourself if you respond with violence. However, if you use deadly force, you must be in life-threatening danger.

You can learn more about these distinctions by watching the video.

If you are facing criminal charges in Nashville, the experienced representation of Brent Horst can be valuable to your defense. Call Horst Law at to learn more about how we can help you fight the accusations against you.

Possession of GHB for resale

Offense: Possession of GHB for resale.
Facing: 2 – 4 years
Result: Case dismissed. After reviewing the evidence and presenting the prosecutor with inconsistent statements the arresting officer made about some material facts the prosecutor decided to dismiss the case.

2 people facing drug charges after arrest in Nashville

Charges related to illegal drugs and child endangerment were recently filed against two people in the Metro-Nashville area after law enforcement officers arrested them in their home, a report of WKRN reported on November 3.

After a search warrant was served at a house on Winn Avenue on November 2, police apprehended Jeremy Tidwell, 37, and Amanda Stransberry, 36. The two were taken into custody after illegal drugs, marijuana paraphernalia, and marijuana residue were found in their possession. Based on the drugs recovered, authorities suspected they had the intent to distribute it. Police also rescued two minors, including a 1-year-old baby. Reports revealed Tidwell had a previous conviction; it was not confirmed if the two adults were related to the two children inside the house.

In the situation you have been arrested, enlisting a skilled criminal defense attorney is important to make sure your rights as a person are protected. If you are facing a conviction in Nashville, call the Horst Law attorneys at for your legal defense.

New Video FAQ: Should I take the blood or breath test if I have been stopped for DUI?

When a law enforcement officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving, you will probably be asked to submit to a breathalyzer or blood alcohol level test. Though you are allowed to refuse the test, there are stark penalties for doing so. With that in mind, what should you do if you are pulled over under such circumstances?

In a new video, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst outlines your options, should you find yourself in a situation where a police officer is testing your level of intoxication. In the video, attorney Horst explains that if you are certain you’re within your limits, you should submit to the test, contrary to what many other attorneys may say. This is because the penalties for refusing the test are so severe.

See the video: Should I take the blood or breath test if I have been stopped for DUI?

If you are facing drunk driving charges, it can be difficult to know what to do. Nevertheless, you will almost certainly need the assistance of an experienced drunk driving defense attorney. Call the experienced Nashville DUI lawyer of Horst Law at to learn more about how you can combat the charges you are facing.

Nashville gang member suspected of drug dealing arrested

A member of the “Blood Gang” in Nashville was recently arrested by authorities on the suspicion he was dealing illegal drugs, an article of Fox 17 reported on October 29.

Police apprehended Gary Stewart, 27, on October 26 in the Opry Mills Mall parking lot after hearing thata heroin deal would take place in the area. Authorities identified themselves after seeing Stewart engaging in what they described as a drug deal. Stewart, who attempted to escape arresting officers on foot, was still arrested and various amounts of controlled substances and a loaded firearm were seized from his vehicle. Multiple charges related to drugs, firearms, and escaping arrest were later filed against Stewart.

The attorneys at Horst Law in Nashville strongly believe that every person’s rights should be protected when they are arrested. We may be able to offer you legal representation to make sure you are fairly treated while in custody. Call us today at to find out how we may work for you.

New Video FAQ: How do you defend against drugs found in my car or my house?

When police find drugs in your car or home, the subsequent criminal charges and investigation can be frightening. Facing criminal accusations is always daunting, but in a new video posted on our Video FAQs page, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst describes possible defenses to these kinds of allegations.

In the video, attorney Horst outlines that it is possible to deny that the illicit substances belonged to you if other individuals have access to your car or home. Police cannot absolutely prove the drugs are yours simply because they were found on your property.

You can watch the video here: How do you defend against drugs found in my car or house?

If you are facing a drug crime charge, call Horst Law at today to learn more about your potential defenses.

New Video FAQ: What is Domestic Assault?

Nashville domestic assault defense attorney Brent Horst has released a new video FAQ. In it, he outlines what differentiates a domestic assault charge from a typical assault charge.

The difference boils down to who makes the accusation. If you are accused of assaulting someone you live with, the charge could be a domestic assault, which has additional penalties over a general assault charge.

You can view the video here.

If you are facing allegations of domestic violence, the Nashville criminal defense attorneys of Horst Law may be able to help you combat the charges against you. Call to learn more.

Derrick Rose to focus on his career after jury acquits him in rape case

Derrick Rose, a newly signed member of the New York Knicks, said on October 19 that he would concentrate on this season after he and two of his friends were acquitted of raping a woman back in 2013, a Channel 3000 article reported.

A federal jury decided to acquit the 28-year-old player and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen after the testimony the plaintiff provided was inconsistent. The victim, only identified as a 30-year-old Jane Doe, brought the $21 million civil complaint saying her former boyfriend, Hampton, and Allen raped her in a Beverly Hills mansion after spiking her drink. The woman, who is considering appealing the verdict, said she failed to notify authorities at the time because she was concerned that her family would learn what happened to her. Rose, who previously played for the Chicago Bulls, testified that “he had consensual sex” with the plaintiff.

The attorneys at Horst Law represent people in Nashville who have been accused of rape. If this happens to you, we may be able to offer you a strong legal defense to get you out of trouble. Call us today at to find out how we may work for you.

New Video FAQ: How can I be found guilty of DUI if I wasn’t over the limit?

When a police officer pulls an individual over on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer may have that individual submit to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. In Tennessee, if you’re pulled over and your BAC test result measures at .08% or higher, you can be arrested for DUI.

However, there are reasons the officer may decide to detain you if your BAC is lower than .08. While this is far less common, it happens.

Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst has seen these kinds of cases in the past, and explains what is at play in them in a new video.

Click here to see the video.

If you are facing a DUI charge, you will need experienced legal counsel handling your case. Brent Horst of Horst Law has been trying cases for more than 25 years, and may be able to help you fight the charges against you. Call to learn more.