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Tennessee among worst states for gun crimes, deaths

When thinking about where gun crimes happen, the city of Chicago may be the first place that comes to mind. However, the worst place for gun crimes and gun-related deaths is actually a little closer to home. Tennessee is regarded as one of the worst states for gun crimes and gun deaths, according to multiple reports.

Domestic assault allegations affect your life and your freedom

It is an unpleasant fact that people are sometimes of accused of criminal acts they did not commit. Allegations of domestic assault run rampant in Tennessee -- some of them are legitimate, but many of them are not. What you need to understand is that any allegations of domestic assault will have an effect on your life, even without a conviction.

What hope do the wrongfully convicted in Tennessee have?

A conviction for criminal activity is always a negative experience. A wrongful conviction when you know you are totally innocent is even more tragic. Whether you have experienced a wrongful conviction for assault, a gun crime or even murder, it is important never to give up hope.

What are "probable cause" and "reasonable suspicion"?

Police officers have the authority to arrest people who they believe to be involved in a crime without a warrant. However, in order to do so, they must have "probable cause". This means that an officer can only arrest someone if the facts they possess would lead a reasonable person to believe that a person has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime.

What to do if you are facing domestic assault allegations

Even though the holiday season is behind us, you may be among the many people in Tennessee dealing with the aftermath of a serious altercation that took place in recent weeks. As noted in this article in The Atlantic, the holidays are a time when we see a spike in domestic assault claims.

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