A basketball player for the University of Tennessee was recently dismissed from the team. He's a junior, and the coach simply said that he'd violated team rules.
The line between legal and illegal drugs seems very clear at first: Drugs like heroin and cocaine are illegal, while prescription drugs -- including heavy-duty painkillers -- are legal.
The restrictions placed on you while on probation in Tennessee can make many things in life more difficult. Despite the complexity of this time, violations of the terms of your probation can make your life even more difficult. If you violated your probation, it is critical to take quick action to protect your interests and work to mitigate the potential penalties.
If you're looking for any possible way to have the case against you dismissed, it's important to note that diversion programs are sometimes used to this end in Tennessee. When you complete the program properly, following all of the rules and guidelines laid out for you, the charges are dropped.
A slew of new laws are going on the books this year, and one of them will have a profound impact on burglary cases. For those convicted of repeated offenses -- three or more -- for aggravated burglary, there are now going to be minimum mandatory sentences in Tennessee.