When an individual faces a criminal charge, they could face serious penalties as well as a damaged reputation if convicted. This is especially true for those accused of a sex crime. The details of the charge could impact a person's personal and professional life. Furthermore, if convicted, a Tennessee resident will have to register as a sex offender. This could create additional hardships, such as locating a home or securing a job.
Murder is a grave crime in Memphis. People who are convicted of murder can face serious penalties and long prison sentences. Most residents have no tolerance for such a violent crime and, therefore, the mere mention of being involved in a murder or as a suspect in such a crime can permanently ruin a person's reputation in an instant.
According to sources Memphis is ranked in the top 5 cities for sex trafficking. Clearly Memphis residents are not pleased with that statistic and those who are charged with sex crimes face an aggressive prosecution and those who are convicted can face long prison sentences.
Sex crimes such as prostitution are rarely tolerated in today's society. Police often make arrests for those suspected of engaging in prostitution. A conviction can bring a prison sentence along with a ruined personal and professional reputation.
Violent crimes such as murder have a tendency to be followed very closely by the Memphis media and the public. Every news show usually leads with the violent crime of the day. For this reason, those who are accused of such crimes can face an uphill battle in court.