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6th Circuit: Sawed-Off Shotgun is Intrinsically Suspicious

Having a visible sawed-off shotgun in your vehicle is enough to trigger a warrantless search and seizure. In the recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals case of U.S. v. Carmack, 09-5819 (6th Cir. 6-7-2011), the Defendant triggered a federal investigation after he sent a counterfeit postal money order to a company that sells law enforcement items. Federal investigators

Counsel Ineffective in Not Informing of Lifetime Community Supervision

In the summer of 2010, the Tennessee Supreme Court released an opinion in the case of Marcus Ward v. State, which held that it was constitutional error when a trial court failed to advise a defendant pleading guilty about the lifetime community supervision requirement which is a mandatory consequence of conviction of many sex crimes. The Tennessee Supreme

Critical Win for the Defense in an Obscenity Case

In recent years, Tennessee’s subjective and draconian application of the sexual exploitation of a minor criminal statute has resulted in some chilling outcomes. The statute was intended to combat child pornography. But it has also been used like a heavy spiked club to incarcerate people even for photographing appropriately dressed minors engaging in age-appropriate activity. It was

Don’t Let Minors Watch the Nicholas Cage Movie Zandalee

… Or you may go to jail for exhibition of obscene materials to a minor. In the recent Tennessee case of State v. Cross, M2009-01179-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App. 5-25-2011), the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a man’s convictions on three counts of exhibition of obscene materials to a minor, for watching the 1991 Sam Pillsbury directed movie, Zandalee, starring Nicholas Cage,

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Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer | DUI Law Firm | TN

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