When Chattanooga TV news reports on local arrests, they often do little more than echo what they have been told by law enforcement. We recently saw a welcome departure from one-sided approach in a report by a station about 150 miles west of Chattanooga.
It is not uncommon to hear or read accounts of domestic disturbances in Chattanooga news media. We read a recent Hamilton County arrest report that listed multiple arrests for domestic violence by both men and women.
Financial abuse is one of many tactics used by an individual in an effort to control his or her spouse or partner. There are many different forms of financial abuse such as not allowing a victim to benefit from an asset or to obtain information about the family finances.
People in Tennessee who follow NFL news might be interested in learning that Reuben Foster, the 24-year-old linebacker who was charged with felony domestic violence in February, has been cleared of the charges against him. According to news sources, Foster's ex-girlfriend admitted that she lied to the police when she accused Foster of hitting her.
Police body camera use is the subject of a great deal of debate. We have touched on some of the issues in previous posts, most recently in June. Earlier still, in 2015, we highlighted how police authorities then were concerned about the growing pressure to use these devices.
If you drive northwest of Chattanooga for about an hour and a half, you'll arrive in Murfreesboro. The city isn't often in national news, but a recent incident there put the Rutherford County locale on the map for a day or two.
If you have been accused of violence or abuse of any form by a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend or other significant person in your life in Tennessee, you will want to understand some of the basic laws that govern these types of allegations. You may have been told by your significant other that they will try to get a restraining order to keep you away from them. While this may or may not be possible, you should know that they are not the only ones who can seek such an order.
Tennessee residents who are accused of crimes that involve some sort of violence against other people understandably can have a lot of questions about the defense process and how it works. A conviction for this type of offense may have serious penalties with impacts in a person's life for even longer than the duration of the penalties. One important thing is for a defendant to remember that every person is due a fair defense when charged with a crime.
Domestic violence is a serious issue that deserves special attention. That attention understandably centers largely around the people alleged to have been victims of such abuse. However, attention is also deserved to be given to people accused of these acts. As with any criminal charges, an allegation does not automatically prove a person guilty as many circumstances may ultimately affect such a determination.
Have you or someone you know been accused of domestic violence in Tennesse? This can be a very frightening experience and understandably raises many questions. Along with other questions, you might wonder how common domestic abuse arrests or allegations are in Tennessee. Understanding this can be helpful as you approach your defense process.