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What Are the Rules on Self Defense in Tennessee?

When someone is charged with a criminal offense in Tennessee, one of the defenses they can use is self-defense. Self-defense is a legal defense that can be used to justify an action taken by an individual to protect themselves from another person’s attack.

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Should I Still Hire an Attorney if I Think I’m Guilty?

Regardless of how you feel, by no means should anyone have to face a criminal charge by themselves. Perhaps you are feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt or you are feeling pressured into a guilty plea by the police officers or prosecutors, regardless of whether you’re innocent.

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Are Parents Responsible for Their Child's Crimes?

In Tennessee, when a minor is found to be delinquent – commits a crime – that minor will be assigned a probation officer from the Department of Children’s Services for supervision.

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Mental Health & Criminal Defense

We’ve all seen movies or TV dramas of a courtroom case where the verdict comes back, “Not guilty by reason of insanity.” While this may make for an entertaining storyline, in reality, using mental health as a defense against a criminal charge is much more complex and challenging than what is depicted in fictionalized recreations.

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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

Alternative sentencing is a broad term encompassing a variety of requirements and penalties that some offenders may complete to avoid incarceration or avoid a criminal conviction entirely. The Tennessee justice system recognizes the greater value that some offenders can receive outside of jail as they pay for crimes they have committed.

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Ineffective Representation Can Have Costly Consequences

If you’re accused of a crime in the United States, the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees you the right to a speedy and public trial by a jury of your peers. And on top of that, it promises to supply legal counsel to defend you if you cannot afford an attorney.

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Legal Aspects to Starting a Business in Tennessee

Starting a new business is an exciting venture. Enthusiasm is prevalent and the belief that success is imminent can help propel businesses forward in the early going.

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Choosing a Divorce Or Legal Separation Attorney in Murfreesboro

Anytime a family faces legal issues it is challenging for everyone involved. Never is this truer than when a family determines that there is no other option than legal separation or divorce.

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Ginsberg Seizure Opinion Timbs Vs. Indiana

The United States Supreme Court recently held that the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment ban on excessive fines applies to the states as well as the federal government.

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Easement Disputes

One thing that almost all landowners encounter at some time is easements. There may be easements over property for various reasons, including public utility easements, shared driveway

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