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Shelby County deputy recruit charged with murder


Police officers in Memphis generally have a good reputation. They keep the community safe and offer a sense of security for Memphis residents. However, even the most respected of community members can face serious criminal charges such as murder.

Three accused of forcing woman off road and robbing her


Driving in Memphis comes with the usual obstacles and hazards, such as distracted drivers, speeders and road construction. But, drivers usually do not encounter people trying to run them off the road. Recently, a robbery occurred in Memphis after a woman was allegedly forced off the road while driving.

Tennessee mother arrested after meth found in infant's system


Being accused of a crime can affect more than just a criminal charge. No matter how serious the crime may be, the suspect and his or her family could endure social, employment and personal losses. Furthermore, being arrested for a violent crime could lead to harsh penalties if convicted. This is why it is important to devise a defense strategy against the charges.

Man robbed and shot while in his backyard

Memphis residents hope to raise their families in relatively safe neighborhoods . Unfortunately, as in all cities, residents cannot prevent all unsafe activity and crimes such as robbery does occur. Memphis police try to make sure those responsible for the crimes are caught and prosecuted. This aggressive prosecution can be intimidating for those accused of a crime.

Grizzlies' player charged with domestic assault


Charges of violent crimes in Memphis can bring severe penalties. The mere accusation of a crime such as assault can lead the accused's community to jump to false conclusions, but the court system does allow any accused the opportunity to present their defense and to have the case against them judged on its merits.

Multiple people shot in Memphis Saturday night


Violent crimes such as assault occur frequently in Memphis. Residents of Memphis don't tolerate these crimes, as they typically create a blight on the neighborhood and injure innocent people. A criminal conviction for a violent crime can bring a long prison sentence and a tarnished reputation.

Robbery and home invasion in Hickory Hill


Persons who commit crimes such as robbery in Memphis can face penalties that are strict and severe. Besides prison time and fines, those who are convicted can face a lifelong loss of a good reputation. The public does not tolerate these crimes and the mere accusation of such can harm a person's reputation.

Teenager shot and killed in Memphis


Murder is a grave crime in Memphis. People who are convicted of murder can face serious penalties and long prison sentences. Most residents have no tolerance for such a violent crime and, therefore, the mere mention of being involved in a murder or as a suspect in such a crime can permanently ruin a person's reputation in an instant.

Series of shootings in Clarksdale kills one, injures 5


Violent crimes such as murder have a tendency to be followed very closely by the Memphis media and the public. Every news show usually leads with the violent crime of the day. For this reason, those who are accused of such crimes can face an uphill battle in court.

Memphis police searching for murder suspects


Criminal activity in Memphis happens every day. The defendants who are involved in violent crimes usually get caught by the police. Murder, being the most serious crime, is often heavily prosecuted and those who are convicted can face a lifetime in jail or even the death penalty.

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