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You are an important part of your criminal defense case

For people who are facing criminal charges of any sort, one very important factor in their case is determining what defense strategy they will use for their case. Determining what defense strategy to use is something that requires some knowledge of the laws that pertain to your case. It also requires investigating the evidence that is used in your case, as well as considering your side of the story. Trying to use a one-size-fits-all defense for every case is sort of like trying to fit a large square peg into a small round hole. We understand that your case needs personalized attention.

Tennessee man faces second vehicle-related charges

According to reports, a Tennessee man was charged on Aug. 28 for felony reckless endangerment. The charges related to an accident that occurred in February of this year. In the February accident, the man was driving a car with a woman and a juvenile. He was allegedly driving 70 mph on the night of Feb. 14. He lost control of the vehicle and ended up in the ditch.

The alphabet of criminal offenses in Tennessee

A major concern to anyone facing a criminal defense situation is the level of the charges being levied against them. The level of charge -- from minor misdemeanors to major felonies -- is one factor that determines what the sentence will be if a person is convicted. In Tennessee, offenses range from Class C misdemeanors to capital crimes; the severity of possible sentences ranges as well.

What are the Hamilton County drug court program rules?

If you find yourself with the opportunity to enter the Hamilton County drug court program, it is imperative to understand the rules as well as how you will be treated. As a participant in the program, you are required to follow all the rules at all times. Failure to do so could lead to removal from the program, resulting in additional legal issues

When is credit card fraud a felony in Tennessee?

Within the criminal laws here in Tennessee, there are many critical thresholds. For example, for some offenses, there is a threshold in place which dictates whether a given instance of the offense was a misdemeanor version of the offense or a felony version of the offense. Sometimes, such a threshold is a certain number. An example of this can be seen in Tennessee credit card fraud law.

When can a person face felony charges for an alleged DUI?

Not every DUI case here in Tennessee involves the same type of charges. There are several different kinds of DUI charges that can be brought in the state. What specific sorts of charges a person can face in relation to DUI allegations in the state depends on the specific details of the DUI allegations that have been leveled against them.

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