May 12th — Criminal Law

​How To Handle Criminal Charges When You Are Wrongly Accused

Being an innocent person who is on the receiving end of an accusation can be devastating. Presumption of innocence dictates that the burden...

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April 7th — Criminal Law, Police

When The Police Fail To Read Your Miranda Rights


In March of 1963, a man named Ernesto Miranda was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department. After an attempt to use his written confession at trial, his court-appointed attorney objected. The case reached th...

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March 22nd — Criminal Law

What Mistake of Law Means in a Criminal Case


The common saying that "ignorance is bliss," does not apply when talking about ignorance of the law in a criminal case. The difference between "mistake of law" and "mistake of fact" is an imp...

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March 16th — Criminal Law, DNA

Is DNA Evidence Living Up To Its Promise?


For years, DNA evidence has been considered the decisive factor in forensic cases. On many occasions DNA has proven suspects guilty or helped to prove their innocence. With so much in the news ...

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January 27th — Criminal Law

​The Rules of Criminal Procedure in Tennessee

Criminal prosecution is the process of bringing an individual to trial for violating a criminal law. Once an individual is accused of violating a criminal law, he or she is given the right to a fair trial by a jury of pee...

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