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Your options for a criminal defense

Finding yourself being suspected of a crime that you did not commit is an incredibly stressful experience. You might fear the result of a guilty charge, and although you might have been at the scene of the crime or partially involved, you need to explain yourself and your actions so that the courts can understand your rationale, your intentions and the reasons for why you acted in the way that you did. The good news is that there are many legally accepted defense options that you can use to do this.

Ways of negotiating a plea

Being presented with a plea bargain can be very confusing. Prosecutors often present pleas when defendants feel desperate or that they are left with very few options for the future. Often, defendants face long prison terms if convicted on the original charges.

What are misdemeanors?

In criminal law, there are three main types of offenses, each with a different level of severity. In ascending order of severity, there are infractions, misdemeanors and felonies.

Things to know when planning to claim self-defense

If being convicted of a charge such as assault or domestic violence, it is always a viable option that in committing the act, you were doing so in defense of personal safety. This is universally accepted as a valid reason for acting violently, as long as your actions were appropriate given the situation.

New state law creates more bills in Tennessee

Last week, a local judge based in Hamilton County, Tennessee, questioned a new state law brought into effect by the Tennessee Attorney General's office. He said the new state law forces him to bill for orders of protection; however, in many cases, these are laws of protection that people don't want.

What are plea bargains?

Around 90 percent of all criminal cases in the U.S. involve plea bargains. This is notable because many countries in the world do not allow plea bargains since those countries consider them unethical.

What incentives exist for false domestic violence allegations?

Many domestic violence allegations are true, but there certainly is the possibility that the accusations are false. While accusations need to be taken seriously, it's important to remember that everyone has a right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty -- and not the other way around.

Miranda rights protection depends on invoking them right

Some months back we reminded readers about the rights suspects have when questioned by authorities. Understanding basic Miranda Rights is considered so critical that police in Tennessee and every other state are required by law to inform those they arrest about them. You have the right to remain silent and to know that anything you do say could be used against you in court. Also, you have a right to call an attorney before answering questions.

Underage and charged with public intoxication: What can happen?

Who reading this right now ever took a drink of alcohol before they were old enough? Underage nipping is not a rarity in Tennessee or any other state. Every state outlaws it, though some states provide some exceptions depending on location or whether parents or guardians give their consent. In Tennessee, though, there are no exceptions.

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