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Incident outside gym leads to aggravated assault charges for 1

In some cases, individuals may find themselves facing criminal charges based on the accusations of another party. What may seem like a harmless joke to one person may be viewed as a threat to another person's safety, and a report of such an incident will generally lead to an investigation. A Tennessee man has recently been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly impersonating an officer and pointing a weapon at a woman outside of a local gym.

Authorities received reports of the incident at around 5:45 p.m. on a recent Wednesday evening. A woman claims that upon leaving the gym, a man parked his vehicle outside the establishment and began to scream at her and accuse her of breaking the law. He then allegedly told the woman he was a law enforcement agent and demanded that she provide him with identification.

3 facing drug charges following traffic stop and search of home

Law enforcement agents across the nation put forth a great deal of effort into reducing the flow of drug activity. In some cases, these efforts may lead to the search of a residence, which may leave those who reside within facing criminal charges if illegal drugs are found. Three individuals have been arrested and are now facing drug charges following the recent search of a home in Tennessee.

According to reports, the incident took place at the residence on a recent Sunday night. While performing a search of the home, authorities claim to have located nearly 13 grams of cocaine and just under 6 grams of marijuana, along with ammunition and drug paraphernalia. Two women were found within the residence, and they were taken into custody shortly thereafter.

1 facing drunk driving charges after alleged road rage incident

Road rage is a concern in numerous parts of the country, and the actions that follow can be exceedingly dangerous. Regardless of the circumstances involved, giving in to anger could prove detrimental, and in some cases, may also lead to criminal allegations. A man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving in relation to his alleged involvement in an incident that is said to have taken place in Tennessee.

According to authorities, the incident began when a family placed a call to complain about a vehicle that had been following their car for several miles. The family also claims the driver had made numerous attempts to coerce them into pulling over. Authorities then proceeded to chose a location to confront the driver, and assert that upon requesting he step out of the vehicle that he slammed into the family's car and a police cruiser before taking off.

When does a misdemeanor become a felony in a marijuana charge?

It can be scary if you are arrested for a marijuana-related crime, especially if it's the first time. If you are unaware of how drug charges work, you may be concerned you will be charged with a felony.

While it is possible to be charged with a felony for a marijuana-related crime, the degree of the charge depends entirely on how the drug's intended use is interpreted. 

Things get serious if an officer asks you to walk and turn

You may already know what it's like to experience a stressed feeling in the pit of your stomach when you glance in your rearview mirror and see police lights flashing. An officer pulling you over is no fun but doesn't necessarily have to ruin your entire day or week so long as no major issues arise during your traffic stop. In fact, sometimes, a police officer may simply give you some type of warning (i.e., slow down!) and then send you on your way.

If, at any point during a traffic stop, a police officer asks you to step out of your vehicle, he or she is detaining you. That means you are no longer free to leave unless the officer gives you expressed permission to do so. It also often means the officer suspects you of a crime, such as drunk driving.

What are the increasing penalties for DUI convictions?

You know that a first-offense DUI is not treated the same as a fourth-offense in Tennessee, but do you know exactly how the potential penalties increase? If you're facing charges at any level, this is critical information. You deserve a fair trial and a fair sentence, if convicted, so knowing exactly what the law states helps you know how to proceed.

First Offense

What is an illegal search and seizure?

When the police or other law enforcement officials want to enter a private property, they are not legally able to do so without conforming to legal best practices. This is because of the rules set in place thanks to the Fourth Amendment. Often, people are unclear about the legality of a search and seizure after it happens. The following are some commonly asked questions about searches and seizures and their legality.

What is a "search"?

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.

The defense of necessity

Getting charged with drug manufacturing

It is a serious crime to be convicted of manufacturing, packaging or cultivating drugs. This is because the law sees drug manufacturers as one of the main roots of the drug problem in the United States. In certain states, there are a very few exceptions to this when it comes to the cultivation and manufacture of marijuana, since it has been legalized for some specific uses.

What is the standard sentence for drug manufacturing?

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.

However, when you are presented with a plea bargain, it is essential that you and your criminal defense attorney take the time to consider fully the pros and cons of the plea bargain being offered. Consider whether you could get a better deal by going to trial.

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