In this country's criminal justice system, those charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. This scared principle of constitutional law in essence means that a person facing a criminal charge is innocent until the prosecution can prove beyond a reasonable doubt each and every element of the charged crime.
Most Tennessee residents know the dangers of drinking and driving and the penalties a drunk driving conviction can bring. Drunk driving is a serious offense in Tennessee and those who are convicted can face license suspension, fines and other penalties.
Memphis residents are familiar with the high rate of crime that affects the city. Law enforcement is always on the lookout for anyone suspected of violent crimes such as carjacking and robbery. Recently a man was arrested in Memphis after an alleged crime spree.
For many Memphis residents, prescription drugs are necessary to help with extreme pain and other ailments. Tennessee has strict controlled medication laws that makes it difficult for those who need these medications to get them. And for those who have these medications without a prescription there are serious consequences for possession.
Tennessee residents may be interested to know that at least 11 people have been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on conspiracy charges. The nature of the charges revolved around the accused people allegedly conspiring to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.
When a person is accused of a sex crime in Tennessee, the penalties can be severe if they are convicted. Sex crimes are not tolerated by law enforcement or by the public, and both seem to favor swift penalties for the accused. A person who is accused of such crimes can feel anxious and scared.