Negotiating a Plea Deal

Just like the terms suggests, a plea bargain serves as a type of negotiation between the parties involved with the case, specifically between the prosecution team overseeing the case and the defense team representing the defendant. The Parties Involved Depending on the crime being charged against the defendant, the prosecution team will generally be seeking […]

What is Grand Theft in Murfreesboro

A Car Thief Is Trying To Open The Ignition Lock With A Tool.

Grand theft charges in the state of Tennessee actually have a very low qualification threshold. While it’s understandable to assume grand theft would apply only to situations involving highly expensive items, the minimum to qualify as grand theft can be just over $500. If a person stole all the food supplies from a restaurant kitchen, […]

What is Felony in Tennessee

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As with most states, felony crimes in the state of Tennessee classifies legal wrongdoing as either a felony or a misdemeanor. A felony indicates that the crime is more serious and is treated that way by the law and court system. While certain exceptions can be made in sentencing based on whether the crime in […]

What is Drug Trafficking in Tennessee

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While drug trafficking can occur in any U.S. state, the penalties for the crime can vary depending on location and a variety of other factors. The state of Tennessee has its own unique challenges and penalties for drug trafficking, applicable to even small amounts of controlled substances. Trafficking Definition The state of Tennessee defines drug […]

What Is Probable Cause

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Generally speaking, probable cause means that a reasonable person would believe that a crime has taken place. Probable cause is a requirement found in the Fourth Amendment and must be met before police can make an arrest or conduct a search or receive a warrant.   For example, recently in the University of Idaho murder […]

What Is a DUI Class in Tennessee

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Have you heard about a DUI Class in Tennessee? In addition to the fines and penalties that result from being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the state of Tennessee, state law also requires the person to attend a DUI class. Similar to the classes offered for persons who have committed other traffic […]

Blood Test Versus Breath Test

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime that has major ramifications if convicted. Police who suspect you of DUI may ask you to take a blood test or a breath test (breathalyzer) to see if they can get proof of their suspicion. Police may ask you to take a field sobriety test too although […]

When is Shoplifting a Serious Crime?

While even misdemeanor shoplifting charges can result in jail time, the crime becomes more serious as the value of the stolen items goes up. Shoplifting allegations get taken very seriously by Tennessee law enforcement; even a misdemeanor shoplifting charge can result in almost a year in prison and close to $3,000 in fines. Additionally, the […]

What is Violating Probation?

While the conditions of an individual’s probation sentence will vary for every situation, it may help to think of the probation system as a type of honor system. Violating probation has consequences that are not very pleasant. As such, it’s important to remember that if you have been granted probation, then you should follow the […]

Possible Defenses against Drug Possession

Even outside the state of Tennessee, law enforcement tends to take a zero-tolerance policy regarding drug possession charges. But while the notion of facing a drug possession charge can seem overwhelming and hopeless, solid legal defenses against drug possession charges do exist. It should be stressed that anyone facing drug possession charges has the right […]