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November 27, 2018
Does the Constitution’s ‘excessive fines’ clause apply to states?

In 2015, Tyson Timbs pled guilty to heroin charges and sentenced to five years’ detention and probation. However, since his 2012 Land Rover was allegedly used to transport the drugs, the state of Indiana seized it as property that had been involved in crime. The vehicle was worth approximately $42,000 — four times the maximum […]

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November 14, 2018
Can you get a DUI in Tennessee without actually driving?

In Tennessee as in many states, people can be convicted of DUI not because they were actually driving, but because they were in physical control of a motor vehicle. This can potentially lead to some troubling cases. For example, suppose an intoxicated person is found asleep in their car. They may very well have been […]

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November 7, 2018
Man who got a 17-year sentence for a minor drug charge freed

Calvin Bryant was incarcerated in 2008 for selling ecstasy out of his apartment. The Nashville man received a 17-year sentence, which is sentence typically given to those convicted of second-degree murder or rape. It was Bryant’s first criminal charge. However, since Bryant lived within 1,000 feet of a school, that bumped up the potential punishment for […]

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November 1, 2018
What could tourists face over fights in Nashville?

Tourists coming to Nashville to enjoy its music scene, restaurants, attractions, nightlife and other offerings hope for a fun trip without troubles. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as smoothly as a visitor would hope. Some unexpected problems are just minor inconveniences. Others could have the potential to have major repercussions that last long after the […]

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