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Consequences of a criminal conviction

Consequences of a criminal conviction

Do I need a lawyer when charged with a crime? YES! A criminal conviction can have long-lasting consequences for you and for your family, so do not face criminal charges alone. Possible results of a criminal conviction Depending on the charge, a conviction could result...

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Should I Take a Plea?

Should I Take a Plea?

Do I need a lawyer if the DA offers me a plea deal? Yes!  Your criminal defense attorney will help you understand the potential outcomes of your case and can evaluate the offer The DA is not on your side, and you should not assume that the offer is a good one.  ...

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About Pleas:  What is judicial diversion?

About Pleas: What is judicial diversion?

What does judicial diversion mean in Tennessee? The bottom line: Judicial diversion is a program in Tennessee that allows eligible defendants to avoid a criminal conviction and have their charges dismissed and expunged upon successful completion of probation. Judicial...

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What is a preliminary hearing?

What is a preliminary hearing?

What is a Preliminary Hearing in General Sessions Court in Tennessee? The bottom line:   In a preliminary hearing in Tennessee's General Sessions Court, the judge determines whether there is probable cause to continue to the next phase of criminal prosecution. If you...

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