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April 2015 Archives

In Tennessee, injury allegations not always necessary for assault charges

Individuals who are convicted on assault charges here in Tennessee can end up being given some pretty significant punishments. Thus, facing assault charges can be a very scary, stressful and worry-filled experience for an individual.

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.

Some rape allegations can trigger aggravated rape charges in TN

Being accused of having raped someone can have the potential to radically change things for a person for the rest of their life. Thus, when a person has had rape allegations brought against them, it can be remarkably important for them to understand what exactly their legal situation is, as such understanding can be vital to reaching an appropriate defense approach in the case. Criminal defense attorneys can help those accused of rape understand the different ways the details in a rape case can have impacts in the case and what this means for their particular case.

Rights in juvenile court

When a minor is accused of a crime here in Tennessee, their case will generally go before a juvenile court rather than an adult criminal court. There are many ways in which juvenile court differs from a typical adult court in Tennessee. One way is in the types of rights a person accused of a crime has in proceedings before the court.

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