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December 2018 Archives

Tennessee man illustrates why it's better to remain silent

Everyone who has studied civics or watched a crime movie or TV show has at least a basic familiarity with Miranda rights. When police make an arrest, they are to tell the suspect that they have the right to an attorney and a right to remain silent and refuse to answer law enforcement's questions. In most situations, it makes sense to exercise these rights.

Tennessee’s implied consent law: What does it mean for you?

At this time of year, Memphis police put extra squad cars and patrol officers on the streets. The goal is to keep an eye on heavy holiday traffic and look for suspected drunk drivers, pull them over, check to see if they are indeed impaired and then, when appropriate, make DUI arrests.

Drug paraphernalia crimes: When could I face these charges?

Did you know that virtually anything could be "drug paraphernalia" depending on the context in which police find it. This means that if police find you in possession of marijuana, and you happen to also be in possession of a pipe along with it, you'll probably get hit with a drug paraphernalia charge.

Holiday blues: Memphis police officer accused of domestic violence

Everyone knows that the holiday season can be a stressful time. There are often pressures from family and work, as well as overflowing list of demanding tasks that include shopping, cooking, cleaning and entertaining. Put it all together and the combination can raise tensions in homes.

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