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Tennessee's involuntary manslaughter laws

Of all the crimes that can be committed in Tennessee, murder is perhaps the most serious. Murder is not tolerated in the Memphis area and those who are found guilty of the crime almost always face an aggressive prosecution. However, even those violent crimes that fall short of murder can cause an individual to face potentially serious consequences. One such charge is involuntary manslaughter.

Police on alert for sex crimes during large conventions

Tennessee residents may be aware that police had been closely watching the deluge of visitors who came to the City of Nashville to attend the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association recently. Over 70,000 members were expected to attend the meeting. According to reports, such large events allegedly attract sex traffickers and thus may become a setting where individuals may be charged with sex crimes.

Tennessee state representative facing drunk driving charges

Being accused of drunk driving can be disastrous for anyone's reputation, but this it may be especially true when the accused is a public figure. A Tennessee state representative is now facing such a situation, and the effect they have on his reputation and job remains to be seen.

What are the possible topics of plea negotiation?

Memphis residents who have been accused of a crime may find the criminal justice system confusing and scary. When a person is convicted of a crime, often the convictions do not come from a trial but from plea negotiations with the prosecution. A defendant who wishes to negotiate a plea bargain has three things they can discuss with the prosecution.

Diversion can be an option for those charged with drug crimes

Drug crimes in Memphis are common. Thousands of people face minor drug charges each year and being convicted on these charges can have serious consequences. A criminal record can be devastating for a person's professional and personal reputation. A diversion may be an option for those who are facing drug charges and do not have an existing criminal record.

Are you facing allegations of violating probation?

Violating a probation order is a serious offense in the state of Tennessee. It is as serious as they come and being accused of violating your probation gives one little wiggle room for any mistakes. It is very important to consider having an attorney with the knowledge and the experience to best represent one's interests and keep one out of jail.

What happens if you refuse a breathalyzer test?

Drinking and driving in Memphis is a serious offense. When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, they may feel ashamed and embarrassed. A breathalyzer test is often administered by police to determine whether the driver is legally drunk. But, what happens if a driver refuses to take a breath test?

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