The Internet and social media are a mainstay for not just virtually hanging out with friends and family, but also more and more businesses are using it as a vetting process for job candidates. Unfortunately, for one Knoxville man, the cost of being falsely accused of a crime may follow him into what should be a bright future. The 25-year-old college senior will be graduating in December with a degree in engineering. His greatest fear, however, is that a case of mistaken identity and 15 hours in jail will cast doubt on any future employers’ interests in him; and he’s probably right.
Even though Halloween is now officially behind us, this will by no means stop many teens and college students from pursuing the time-honored tradition of pulling pranks.
In a series of posts, we've been providing some background information about protection orders here in Tennessee, including the circumstances in which they are typically granted and, most recently, how temporary protection orders -- or TPOs -- work.