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Hamilton County officials arrest man for riding horse while drunk

Most in Memphis likely can agree as to the need for local law enforcement officials to protect the public for potential criminal activity. At the same time, however, officials should not be given free rein to do whatever they want when prosecuting one who has allegedly violated the law. While there is little argument that criminal penalties are meant to be punitive (to a certain extent), there are also cases where the prosecution of one may imply that law enforcement has their own agenda in mind rather than seeking to help one overcome the troubles that they put themselves in. 

Violent crimes and aggravated robbery can land you in prison

With an aggravated robbery charge, the assumption is that the person who was committing the robbery was armed with a deadly weapon at the time, inflicted bodily harm or had an accomplice. The threat of bodily harm can also be included in the definition of an aggravated robbery.

How does Tennessee define intellectual disability?

Not guilty be reason of insanity may seem to be such an overused defense to murder charges that most in Memphis may simply dismiss it the moment it is cited. Yet what if it truly exists in your case? Some might think that determining whether or not you have the intellectual capacity to comprehend the seriousness of any allegedly murderous actions comes down to the subjective opinions of those hearing your case. Yet the state has set guidelines for identifying whether an intellectual disability should be viewed as a mitigating factor to the murder charges that you may be facing.

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