You can be certain of several things if you are a Tennessee resident who is being investigated for white collar criminal activity.
A couple of unarguable points can be quickly made regarding most government probes into alleged conduct that falls into the so-called "white collar crime" realm.
Children are, well, children.
Although a recent law enforcement initiative carried out by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office might reasonably seem noteworthy on several fronts, one thing certainly jumps out as being especially prominent regarding the so-called "warrant roundup" of scores of people.
Certain situations in life are inherently stressful. For instance, job interviews, getting married and public speaking tend to raise people's stress levels somewhat. There's one thing that typically ranks high on most people's lists of stressful experiences in life, and that's getting arrested. If you've ever been pulled over in a traffic stop in Tennessee or were involved in some other incident that resulted in police showing up and asking questions, you likely understand how such situations cause anxiety levels to soar.
If you are facing allegations or charges of domestic assault, you may be overwhelmed with the potential criminal penalties you face. While this is a normal response, you must also consider how a conviction could affect other areas of your life. In addition to time behind bars and other penalties, the effect of these serious allegations can have a long-reaching impact into other personal and important matters.
In order for justice to be done, a criminal defendant must have representation that can understand every variable that can come up in a case. This goes far beyond reading statutes and understanding court procedure. Every case can be different and a defendant representing him or herself may find their client at a great disadvantage.
Having your criminal record expunged can be advantageous in many ways including applying for college, improving your credit rating, helping you obtain employment and securing a raise or promotion. If you have been convicted of certain misdemeanors or Class E felonies, it is now possible to have your record expunged in Tennessee.
Being charged with a criminal offense can be a frightening experience, especially if it is your first-offense. Most likely, you feel overwhelmed and frightened about what your future will hold. You are faced with many questions like, Will I go to jail? What kind of punishment may I face? Will I lose my job?, and you may not know where to turn. The possible punishment you could face will depend on the crime you have been charged with. However, the good news is that as a first-time offender you may be eligible for judicial diversion.
One of the aspects of facing criminal charges that can make defendants uncomfortable is not knowing what the outcome of the case might be. Some defendants might opt to fight the charges against them for as long as possible. Those defendants might decide that they want a jury of their peers to hear their case and to decide if they are guilty or innocent. Other defendants might opt to seek out a plea bargain for their case. We know that this decision is a very important one for all defendants.