A court, on its own, or at the behest of a probation and parole officer, the defendant, or even the district attorney can seek to modify conditions of probation. However, the process is complex, and courts do not take it lightly.
When there is an incident of domestic assault, the accusations can be flying from all directions. Domestic assault is a major problem across Memphis and the United States. But because it is such an emotional situation, stories can be embellished and circumstances changed.
It seems like child pornography is everywhere these days. Our online culture with its smart phones and tablets may be leading the rise in cases but it's important for everyone to know that Tennessee takes these sex crimes seriously.
Memphis residents are used to crime being on the news almost every night. The media seems to enjoy extensively covering violent crimes and drug crimes. For those who are accused of such crimes and are facing drug charges or allegations of a weapons violation, it may feel like they have already been convicted by the court of public opinion.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a hate crime is defined as a criminal offense such as murder or arson that is committed with an added underlying motivation that is fueled by bias.
Being arrested for a serious crime in Tennessee can be a scary process for anyone. Facing charges of rape, sexual violence, DWI, drug charges or violent crimes is a serious matter. When a person has been found guilty of a criminal charge, they have a right to an appeal if they believe something went wrong with the trial or sentencing. So how does the appeal process work in Tennessee?