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Understanding your Miranda rights when under arrest

There are basic rights and protections in place that do a lot for those facing criminal charges. They have the right to a criminal defense, the right to a speedy trial and the right to a jury comprised of their peers. There are also rights enshrined in the Constitution, such as the freedom from unreasonable searches, that can protect people and also help them defend against criminal allegations.

Understand the risk of the death penalty in Tennessee

Being accused of first-degree murder is serious and can put your life and freedoms at risk. Even though you've not yet been convicted, the likelihood is that you will be treated differently by your peers, colleagues and others. If you're taken into custody, you may lose your job or be unable to support yourself.

Stress management and DUI charges

When someone is pulled over for drunk driving, they may be immediately overwhelmed with high levels of stress. Unfortunately, this stress may persist long after they are stopped by a law enforcement official, and it may continue to impact their lives in various ways in the weeks and months ahead. If you are facing DUI charges, it is important to address high levels of stress you may be dealing with, which can have negative effects on your job and in your personal relationships. We understand why these charges can be so stressful and the myriad of hardships that those in this position may be going through.

How can there be an eyewitness when you didn’t do it?

Let’s say you were at the bar on a Friday night, had some drinks and had a good time. You went home, got some sleep, and Saturday morning, the cops showed up and wanted to ask you some questions. There was a fight at the bar, and someone got hurt bad. Maybe died. An eyewitness placed you at the scene.

What should you know about police lineups?

Did you ever play the game where you and your friends try to figure out which celebrity each of you looks like? You might also have seen people on the street who looked like ringers for famous faces. But how often did you worry that you looked like a copy of a serious criminal?

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