Did you know that the authorities in the United States have carried out more than 250,000,000 arrests? That's just in the last two decades, according to the estimates from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The result of all of these arrests is that 77.7 million people are in the FBI's main criminal database. That's a third of all of the adults in the country.
A judge has ruled that a doctor at a pain clinic in Maryville will need to spend 70 months behind bars for his part in providing drugs to patients back in 2010. He's 47 years old.
If the police knock on the door and ask to come inside, many people feel obligated to let them in. They feel like the police are authority figures and have the power in such a situation.
When you think of the biggest bar night of the year, do you first thing of New Year's Eve, a night famous for its wild parties? When you think of Thanksgiving, do you think of a lazy afternoon with the family, watching football, taking naps, and eating way too much turkey?
There are a great many traffic laws in Tennessee. In addition to the state laws, there may be local ordinances. Most of these offenses have fines and a few may include jail sentences. Few are felonies. But these minor traffic offenses play a large role in the criminal justice system in this country.