When it comes to theft-related crimes, many people believe that it’s a relatively low-risk, high-reward proposition, meaning the likelihood of getting caught is very low while the potential payoff is very high. Furthermore, many people believe that the consequences of a conviction on these types of charges are less severe than most crimes, resulting in a small fine or little more than a few months behind bars.
When a person suffers serious personal injuries in a car crash or work-related accident, or is diagnosed with a painful and debilitating condition, there is a very good chance that they will be prescribed some sort of painkiller to help manage the pain they are experiencing.
It's no secret that law enforcement officials and lawmakers across the nation have become increasingly hard-line when it comes to driving under the influence, making more arrests and increasing both the criminal and administrative penalties for those convicted of DUI charges.
Last week marked the official opening of the Family Justice Center here in Chattanooga. For those unfamiliar with the center, it is designed to provide victims of domestic violence with easy access to everything from medical assistance to legal counseling under a single roof.
A report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations indicates that the number of reported crimes in all K through 12 schools in the state has decreased since 2012. The number of reported crimes related to theft, however, has risen through the years.