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Cookeville Criminal Defense Attorney

Do you need a criminal defense lawyer in Cookeville, Tennessee?  If so, look for a lawyer who is (1) nonjudgmental, (2) knowledgeable, (3) a good negotiator, and (4) aggressive. 302 more words

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Information sought on I-40 road rage incident in Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Investigators in Putnam County are asking for information from the public following a weekend road rage incident along a busy interstate. 73 more words

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Cookeville Weed Attorney

Do you need a marijuana lawyer in Cookeville, Tennessee?  If you’ve been charged with a violation of the law that involves marijuana, one of the first things your attorney will do is determine whether you’ve been charged with felony possession or simple possession. 330 more words

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DUI Lawyer in Cookeville, Tennessee

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you need an attorney that is knowledgeable about the law, the field sobriety tests, and the local judges and district attorneys. 1,053 more words

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"This case should serve as a cautionary tale for any prosecutor, defense attorney, or trial court who attempts to negotiate or accept a guilty plea involving concurrent state and federal sentencing."

So began the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversal of a post-conviction court.  Post-conviction wins are rare.  Extremely rare, even.  So, when there is a post-conviction win, it typically isn’t on the “standard” post-conviction issues, such as the amount of time the attorney spent counseling the petitioner.  214 more words

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Sometimes, a "win" in General Sessions is actually a loss.

This week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversed a criminal court’s dismissal of a domestic assault charge after the court dismissed the charge based on a general sessions judge’s findings.  668 more words

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Tampering with evidence conviction overturned

Under Tennessee Code Annotated 39-16-503, it is a C Felony to tamper with evidence. The statute defines tampering with evidence as altering, destroying, or concealing any record, document or thing with intent to impair its verity, legibility, or availability as evidence in the investigation or official proceeding. 234 more words

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