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Common Misconceptions About Divorce & Family Law

When you’re facing changes and challenges, like going through a divorce or deciding a child custody arrangement, you are often less prepared and may even have misconceptions that can prove to be harmful.

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Family Law FAQs

Navigating the family law system can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. However, understanding some of the basics can help make the process easier. If you need help with a family law matter in Murfreesboro or Berry Hill, Tennessee, contact McCarter | East PLLC.

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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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