Tennessee residents who find themselves accused of domestic violence by a spouse, partner or relative may understandably feel scared. These types of accusations can lead to serious charges and knowing how to respond is important. The laws in Tennessee are strict and even include a new law passed in 2014 that addressed sentencing for people convicted of domestic abuse.
Most people in Tennessee know that a drunk driving conviction may result in a variety of penalties including jail time, loss of driving privileges and fines. However, there are some charges that can result in DUI cases in which other people are injured or die. If you have been involved in such an incident, you will want to have a good understanding about these charges.
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Tennessee, you will no doubt have many questions about how the criminal defense process works. You will also likely want to know what consequences you may face if you are ultimately convicted of a sex crime. The specific penalties may vary from case to case but you may be required to register as a sex offender.
Among the potential consequences that a Tennessee resident arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired may face is the installation of an ignition interlock device. An IID is used as an attempt to prevent repeat offenses by persons convicted of drunk driving charges. It requires a breath sample to test a driver’s blood alcohol content before a vehicle can be started and driven.
While most people understandably believe that a conviction on any type of criminal charges will automatically require them to serve a full sentence behind bars, this isn't always the reality. Indeed, the law here in Tennessee provides for several different types of release whereby a person can be freed from incarceration subject to varying degrees of supervision.