In a criminal trial, closing argument is the opportunity for each side to summarize their theories of the case. There is flexibility for each side to present a theory. But the arguments are still limited to the facts in evidence and reasonable inferences from those facts. In the recent Tennessee case of State v. Krasovic, M2013-00607-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App.
People are still human beings, regardless of their profession or social status. As such, they make errors in judgment on occasion, and some may even find themselves on the wrong side of criminal allegations — even when they are not actually guilty. One Tennessee police officer has now found himself being accused of drunk driving
For those who live their life in the eye of the public, the implied expectation may be that they and their families will conduct themselves with the highest standards in mind at all times. Many times, however, the pressure that comes with such expectations winds up causing normal, but flawed, human beings to engage in
Circumstantial evidence can establish the elements of a crime under Tennessee law and is of no less value than direct evidence in doing so. Either or both may be relied upon by a jury in determining whether the elements of a crime have been proven. The jury decides the weight to be afforded to circumstantial
One mother recently made the statement that if she had to imagine the worst thing to ever experience, she would not have thought it would involve losing her son. Unfortunately, she has had to endure just that unimaginable pain after her teen was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The driver who may have done so
Many people have dreamed of breaking down barriers and making it big in Nashville. However, Tennessee one man has been arrested and charged with drunk driving after destroying two fences when he smashed through them with his vehicle. He may now have some unpleasant repercussions following his arrest and alleged confession. The 23-year-old man allegedly
As a video interview typically occurs out of court, the assertions of fact within a video interview are often hearsay. Testimony in criminal cases is generally given by live witnesses in court proceedings. However, there are exceptions, under the rules of evidence and by statute, under which a video interview may be played for a