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November 16, 2020
Grounds for relief: A habeas corpus petition

When you believe that your incarceration is unfair, you need to look at every possible avenue for relief under both state and federal law. One of the options you may have is a writ of habeas corpus. What is a writ of habeas corpus? A writ of habeas corpus (which means “produce the body”) is essentially an […]

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October 7, 2020
Tips for your application for clemency or pardon in Tennessee

Getting any kind of executive clemency in Tennessee takes work. As of 2016, it was estimated that roughly 150 people in the state apply each year and only three or four of those people succeed. Most are summarily denied before they even reach the governor’s desk — mostly because they don’t pass the screening criteria established by […]

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June 22, 2020
Can you appeal a DUI conviction?

If you get convicted of a DUI, do not assume that you have no options left and you simply must accept that conviction. You may still feel that it was made unfairly. In a case like that, you will be glad to know that you may be able to appeal that conviction. Just because the […]

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July 8, 2019
When could you be eligible for a pardon?

A criminal charge or conviction on someone’s record can impact nearly every aspect of their life. Even a minor charge, such as a DUI or a drug charge could inhibit someone’s ability to choose where they want to live or work. And it is not easy to escape the stigma of that charge, even after […]

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June 20, 2019
When is it possible to appeal after making a guilty plea?

Sometimes, pleading guilty might seem like the easy way out of criminal charges. And there are plenty of attorneys who might encourage their clients to plead guilty, claiming that there will be fewer consequences. However, pleading guilty waives an individual’s right to due process and a trial in front of a jury of their peers. […]

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June 6, 2019
What to know about the new criminal justice reforms

Now that the congressional session of the Tennessee General Assembly has ended, the state is facing some new changes. And for those facing criminal charges, or those who have already served time, some of these changes are good news. Criminal justice reform was Gov. Lee’s priority this year According to Knox News, Gov. Bill Lee […]

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