Driver facing several charges after Chattanooga accident

Several charges were recently filed against a man in Chattanooga after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident that resulted in the injuries of three people, an August 14 article of wdef.com reported.

According to reports, the Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old Elder Lopez after he was involved in a car accident in the 2200 block of Hickory Valley Road. A complaint revealed that a vehicle containing three people was struck by Lopez’s vehicle after he failed to stop at a stop sign. Reports also revealed that Lopez went on to drive with excessive speed in the wrong lane of traffic. Authorities determined Lopez was under the influence during his apprehension. A $20,000 bail was imposed upon Lopez, who is currently facing charges of DUI, reckless endangerment, and leaving a crash scene.

Facing a DUI or any related charge can be frightening, especially if it is your first offense. However, if you are charged with such a crime, working with an attorney is a critical step in making sure that your rights as a person are protected. Get in touch with a lawyer at Horst Law in Nashville today by calling (615) 403-2971.


Man facing charges after fatal Nashville car accident

A vehicle driver is facing a vehicular homicide charge in Nashville after he caused an accident that resulted in one fatality, an article of The Tennessean reported on August 1.

According to reports, 28-year-old Michael Harris was charged after the vehicle he was driving struck a house in the 1100 block of General George Patton Road. Homeowner Bobbie Ann Lafollette, 71, was sleeping inside the house at the time she was killed. Initial investigations revealed that Harris’ vehicle veered off the road, hit a utility pole, then crashed into the living room where Lafollette was sleeping. Reports later revealed that Harris and his passenger were apprehended moments after the crash. Harris was under the influence of intoxicants and attempted to leave the crash scene before police caught him. Six felony charges were filed against Harris, who had previous DUI charges.

At Horst Law, we know how devastating it is to be charged with a crime. Contact us at (615) 403-2971 to discuss the potential of a secure and successful legal defense.


Tennessee high school teacher accused of statutory rape

A high school biology teacher in Tennessee is facing statutory rape charges due to allegations that she engaged in sexual activity with five of her students, an article of The Tennessean reported on July 28.

According to reports, 24-year-old Marquita Alston sexually assaulted five of her 17-year-old students at Pearl Cohn High School. Statutory rape charges were filed against the teacher, who has since resigned from her position. Tennessee law enforcers who are collecting evidence against Alston believe that some of the sexual acts took place on the grounds of the high school campus. Alston is now free and at large after posting a bond worth $1,000.

Facing a sex-related charge or any other similar criminal offense can be frightening, especially if you are placed under investigation by law enforcement agents. If you are charged with a crime, a criminal defense attorney should tirelessly work to defend you. Find out how a Tennessee attorney at Horst Law can help you by calling (615) 403-2971.