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3 adults and 3 juveniles facing charges in juvenile court

A string of sexual assaults at Ooltewah High School has led to adults and juveniles facing charges in juvenile court. The school's head coach, assistant coach and athletic director are all facing juvenile court charges of failing to report child abuse or child sexual abuse after prosecutors say that the adults didn't notify the proper authorities about the alleged sexual assaults.

Felony charges are associated with very serious penalties

Facing a felony charge is something that demands a need to get to work on a defense strategy right away. You don't have time to waste, because felony charges are very serious and can land you in prison. In some cases, you might be able to avoid a prison sentence by being sentenced probation or have your sentence suspended. Even then, the felony on your criminal record can have a huge impact on the rest of your life.

Intimate crimes demand compassionate representation

Some criminal charges have a very personal element to them. These charges include domestic violence and rape. We know that when you face criminal charges that bring your personal life into the criminal justice process, it can be very difficult. We are here to help you to learn about what legal concepts might affect your case.

What is sexting and when is it a crime?

Thinking of sex crimes usually brings up thoughts of rape or sexual assault. There is another type of sex crime that some people might be committing without even knowing it -- sexting. While it is true that most adults can sext each other without consequence, there are some limits on who can sext whom without consequence.

Fighting criminal charges is also fighting for your future

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the differences between felony charges and misdemeanor charges. That is only one tiny aspect of the criminal justice system; however, how your charges are classified can have a huge impact on how your case is handled and how it will affect your future.

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