We stated in our immediately preceding blog post that, "In recent years, and with progressively growing momentum, media outlets are emphasizing white collar crime."
When was the last time you picked up a newspaper (for those of you who even do that anymore in our digital world) and noticed a white collar crime-related tale buried on an inside page?
Allegedly, an individual targeted by police participated with a group in a string of robberies in multiple locales. In searching for an optimal way to link that person with the crimes, law enforcers seized upon the idea of tracking his movements over time through signals sent out from his mobile phone to cellphone towers.
There is no dearth of evidence to suggest that an ever-growing number of Tennessee residents and other Americans across the country are strongly favoring efforts to materially reform the country's criminal justice system in a manner that better promotes equity and drives down costs.
Fundamentally erroneous assumption: that every individual locked away in a state or federal prison in the United States is guilty of the crime they were charged with.
A loved one has been charged with a crime that you know he or she did not commit. All you need to do is wait for the not-guilty verdict to be read so that you can all leave this nightmare in the past, right? Not necessarily.
In Tennessee, offenses are graded in order of the severity of the crime. After capital crimes, Class A felonies carry the heaviest consequences. A person convicted of a Class A felony may face decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Three people were recently arrested after a shooting and charged with felonies that could potentially cost them many years behind bars.