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Woman facing severe penalties after wrong-way I-65 accident

According to Tennessee law enforcement, a 38-year-old woman was allegedly driving down I-65 the wrong way in Nashville recently and crashed head-on with a Chevrolet Corvette, killing at least one person. Police records allege that the woman admitted to them that she was drinking before the time of the accident; she had consumed half a bottle of Hennessey liquor, she told authorities.

Man accused of attempted murder in Memphis

Memphis residents have heard about their fair share of crime. Memphis is one of the top cities in the country for crime rates. Violent crimes, such as assault, happen frequently. These crimes are aggressively prosecuted by the police. Those who are convicted of assault can face prison time and fines, and can also find the criminal justice system intimidating.

Sex crimes: consequences of possession of child pornography in TN

Child pornography is a hot topic among many in Tennessee law enforcement these days. A person who is facing possession of child pornography charges can feel like the whole world is against them. These charges are serious and can lead to prison time and a permanent damage to reputation.

Are probation and parole the same thing?

Probation and parole are sometimes used interchangeably though they are distinctly different. When a court places someone on probation it means that, instead of the individual being incarcerated, they will instead be supervised in the community, typically by a probation officer.

What is the sex offender registry?

Memphis residents do not tolerate those who commit sex crimes. Though focus is often rightly shifted to a victim, it is important to note that sexual assault allegations are emotionally traumatizing for everyone involved, and the mere accusation of a sex crime can cause irreparable harm to an accused individual's reputation. For those who are convicted of a sex crime can find themselves in a tough situation where they must register as a sex offender in addition to serving a prison sentence.

What are some criminal defense strategies for Memphis residents?

Memphis residents who have been accused of a crime know how serious the situation can be. Convictions for criminal charges can bring severe penalties including fines and prison time. A good criminal defense strategy is thus important in making sure a defendant's voice is heard.

Be aware of additional DWI enforcement this New Year

With Christmas celebrations over, Tennessee residents are likely looking forward to ushering in the New Year and participating in New Year's celebrations. While such celebrations are fun, it important to keep in mind that law enforcement will have heightened drunk driving enforcement during the New Year's week and weekend.

How can a medical professional avoid drug charges?

As Memphis residents know, prescription drug abuse is common throughout the state and across the U.S. The government has been aggressively involved in drafting laws that attempt to thwart prescription drug abuse by imposing serious penalties on offenders. Therefore, health care providers should be aware of these laws so that they do not face drug charges or, if they do, they can adequately fight them.

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