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Theft Charges in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Many people don't realize the seriousness of theft charges in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is probably why so many people get caught stealing from others. Being arrested for shoplifting or other theft crimes can be embarrassing and costly. It can affect your immediate future and your long-term future, depending on the severity of the crime. Whether you were genuinely guilty or whether it is a misunderstanding, you are in a difficult position when you are arrested and charged with a theft crime. Even if you are truly innocent, you could still face serious consequences. It is important to work with a...

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What to Know When Facing Criminal Charges for Aggravated Assault in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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When facing criminal charges for aggravated assault in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the most important thing to understand is that this is a very serious felony charge. You do not want to end up with this kind of charge on your record if it is at all avoidable. At the same time, you need to keep in mind that you are innocent until proven guilty. Avoid discussing the charges without an attorney present. Which Crimes Constitute Aggravated Assault Charges in Chattanooga, TN? If you are charged with aggravated assault in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then you are likely being accused of one of the following crimes: ...

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Matt Brock Law Firm Reports Client’s Murder Charge Was Reduced to Manslaughter

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Attorneys Matt Brock and Garth Best joined forces to get Chattanooga man's 2nd-degree murder charge reduced to voluntary manslaughter and his assault charged dismissed, MattBrockLaw.com announces (Chattanooga, TN) Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Brock announces he, in conjunction with attorney Garth Best, has successfully defended a client in court getting his second-degree murder charges dropped to voluntary manslaughter and his aggravated assault charges dismissed. The defendant, 47-year-old Eric McCullough, fatally stabbed his niece and this led to the charges. The jury deliberated for seven hours before returning the verdict in Hamilton County Criminal Court. "Although we feel for the victim's family, we believe...

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Plea Bargains May Help Many Achieve Best Possible Outcome

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Within the past twenty years, there have been more than 250 million arrests in the US. Of these individuals, the FBI has a criminal database of over 75 million people, which accounts for one in three people in the US population of adults. Of course, this number may be old by the time you read about it, since up to 12 thousand names are added to that list each day, without even accounting for repeat offender arrests. What all of these people have in common is that they are not likely to return to their former lives or create new...

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What to Do and What Not to Do When Arrested for a DUI in Chattanooga

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If you are arrested for a DUI in Tennessee, the consequences can be life altering. You could lose your license, face significant fines, and even spend time in jail. It is essential to do things right, avoid making mistakes, and be prepared for what's going to come next. Today, we'll discuss what you should do and what you should not do after a DUI arrest to ensure that you end up with the best possible outcome, which could even include getting the charges dropped. Do Write Down What Happened When You Were Arrested The details of your arrest are going to...

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges for Fraud Crimes in Chattanooga, Tennessee?

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If you are being accused of committing a crime that involves fraud in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you are likely facing some serious and life altering penalties. If you are truly innocent of the crime, then you may not fully understand what you're being accused of. If you have committed a crime, then it is still likely that you don't fully understand the consequences of your actions. To begin with, you need to know that fraud refers to any theft that is accomplished by deceiving others or misrepresenting a situation in such a way that another suffers a loss to your benefit....

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What is Considered A DUI Offense in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Area?

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The definition for DUI in Tennessee is in section 55-10-401 of the Tennessee Code. This code makes it illegal to drive under the influence of any intoxicant that impairs a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely. While this code does not articulate an objective means of deciding whether or not a driver is legally impaired due consumption of marijuana or other controlled substances, the law does define how to test for legal impairment due to alcohol objectively. Regarding the threshold for legal impairment due to alcohol, the law of the land in Tennessee is that you are considered to be...

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TN DUI’s for end of summer

One of the most dangerous times of the year on our nation's roadways is the last hurrah of summer.  As people try to get their last bit of fun in the sun in, police departments across the nation are ramping up their DUI detection units. The Sevierville Police Department (SPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office to step up DUI enforcement from August 19 to September 7, surrounding the Labor Day holiday.  Be sure to check back for further updates on DUI checkpoints and task force initiatives in Tennessee.  I will be keeping my ears open for any...

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$450,000 on DUI campaign

The Governor's Highway Safety Office began a campaign against drinking and driving in Tennessee this summer called the "100 days of Summer Heat Booze it and Lose it Campaign".  The initiative was met with strong criticism because many people found it to be sexist.  Materials such as coasters were distributed boasting slogans that refer to girls looking "hotter" when guys are under the influence and finding out "a marginally good-looking girl" later is "chatty," "clingy" or "your boss's daughter" as signs that maybe a man has had too much to drink.  The budget for the campaign was $750,000 and over...

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