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  • Do I have to allow the police to search my home or my car?
    Do I have to allow the police to search my home or my car?

    Generally no, unless the police have a signed search warrant. In most circumstances, you can refuse to consent to a search by the police without a search warrant. Even if the officer threatens to hold ...

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  • What if a Tennessee police officer requests to interview me?
    What if a Tennessee police officer requests to interview me?

    If a police officer contacts you for an interview in regards to a criminal case, politely decline the request to speak to him or her and then immediately consult an attorney. A Murfreesboro criminal ...

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  • Felony vs. Misdemeanor: What is the difference?
    Felony vs. Misdemeanor: What is the difference?

    A distinct difference between felonies and misdemeanors is the length of time a criminal defendant will be held in custody after a conviction. Felonies are usually the most serious crimes in criminal ...

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  • Divorce and Social Media: Do not Wreck Your Case
    Divorce and Social Media: Do not Wreck Your Case

    Divorce proceedings are not always amicable. In fact, many times either party can get frustrated by their soon-to-be-ex spouse’s actions. In some cases, individuals may direct feelings of anger toward ...

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  • Bail/Bond: What is it and how does it work?
    Bail/Bond: What is it and how does it work?

    The terms bond and bail both mean the amount of money a court requires from the criminal defendant in order to release him/her from jail. These terms are often used interchangeably in most areas of ...

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  • The Miranda warning and what happens if the police forget
    The Miranda warning and what happens if the police forget

    The Miranda warning (or Miranda rights) is a warning given by U.S. police to a criminal suspect in police custody or in custodial interrogation before the suspect is interrogated to preserve the ...

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