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Dealing with a prescription in your vehicle

You may believe that driving around Tennessee with prescription drugs in your car will not result in trouble, but think again. While there are measures to take to help you if you should get in a jam, carrying your pills in your vehicle may spell trouble.

If a police officer stops you with reasonable cause to search your vehicle, the pills may hold you up. Understand how to handle the situation best and what may happen should an officer find them.

School principal facing drunk driving charge in Tennessee

Stress can often result in individuals looking for ways to relax. Unfortunately, if people face a considerable amount of stress due to work, family life or both, it is not unusual for them to look to alcohol or other substances to help with that stress. Of course, if a person consumes alcohol and gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, charges for drunk driving could result.

The stress levels of one man in Tennessee likely increased after recently being charged for DUI. Reports stated that the man is a school principal, and he was pulled over by a police officer for speeding. The officer indicated that he clocked the man's vehicle traveling 53 mph in an area with a 40 mph speed limit. By the time the man's vehicle passed the officer, it was reportedly going 60 mph, but that speed was estimated by the officer.

Common college crimes to be aware of

With fall semester starting next month at many colleges across Tennessee, it is important to prep your freshman student. This entails more than just buying needed supplies and moving your child into a dorm room. It also means having difficult conversations about college life.

One thing to cover is common crimes that happen on campus. Helping your child understand how they occur and what the consequences can be may encourage him or her to act more carefully and not give in to peer pressure.

New TBI sector to investigate white collar crimes in health care

Many people working in the health care industry choose to do so in order to help others. Of course, this type of job is not always smooth sailing, and it is possible for some medical professionals to face accusations of white collar crimes. These accusations could include various types of fraudulent activity and other actions.

It was recently reported that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has created a new division to address possible Medicaid fraud. This new sector is called the Medicaid Fraud Control Division, and the agents involved will conduct investigations into doctors who have contracts with TennCare, the state's Medicaid system, to uncover wrongdoing. One agent indicated that he believed that some medical professionals were simply acting as drug dealers by providing illegal prescriptions.

Criminal defense: Alleged break-in leads to burglary charge

The moment an officer places a person under arrest, the accused individual may start thinking about how to handle criminal charges. This line of thinking is understandable and likely beneficial because exploring criminal defense options is often necessary when charged with a crime. Of course, finding the right strategies does not have to be done alone.

One man in Tennessee is likely considering his defense options as well as how to obtain help with his case after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that police officers went to a grocery store due to the alarm at the store going off. They reportedly found that someone had broken into the store from the back and taken the cash register. It was noted that officers obtained evidence from the scene that led them to a 33-year-old man as a suspect.

Drunk driving charges brought against 2 Tennessee drivers

Having a drinking problem can cause anyone to make bad decisions. In fact, this issue can cause people to lose control of their lives. Unfortunately, serious criminal charges could result for drunk driving if parties are unable to refrain from getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

It was recently reported that two individuals in Tennessee were charged with DUI. Police officers had stopped the vehicle of a 27-year-old man after they reportedly saw him driving the wrong direction on a roadway. While the traffic stop was being conducted, a 44-year-old man crashed his vehicle into one of the police vehicles, which then struck the second police vehicle. The incident resulted in minor injuries to the older man, and the report did not mention whether any other injuries resulted.

Tennessee news editor facing drug charges after alleged exchange

It can be hard to know the motivations behind people's actions. They may make a mistake due to not thinking through their decisions, or they may find themselves in desperate circumstances and make choices they would not have otherwise. Still, some choices can lead to serious difficulties, such as facing drug charges.

It was recently reported that an editor for a Tennessee news website was taken into custody for drug-related activity. According to reports, someone had tipped off the police that the man was trying to conduct a drug deal by selling methamphetamine. A police officer contacted the man and purportedly set up a meeting to purchase some of the substance for $200. The man and the officer apparently met in a parking lot.

What is recovery court and can it help?

Getting caught with drugs can hinder your future. You may wind up facing serious consequences depending on the type of drug and the circumstances under which the police found it.

If your situation applies, you may wind up in drug recovery court instead of going through criminal court. Keep in mind, recovery court is not an easy way out; thus, you need to take it seriously. See what taking this route in Tennessee may mean for you.

Man charged for multiple white collar crimes in Tennessee

Most people understand that anyone could wind up charged in relation to a crime. However, that idea can become a bit too real when an individual finds him or herself accused of fraud or other white collar crimes. Certainly, the notion of being involved in illegal activity may seem far-fetched, but if formal allegations are filed, the person has the obligation of handling the legal proceedings ahead.

One man in Tennessee is undoubtedly concerned about his current state of affairs after recently being charged. According to reports, authorities received a tip from a bank that a man was carrying out suspicious transactions. As a result, officers went undercover at the bank where the man allegedly provided a fake driver's license and used a fake name to sign a withdrawal slip. The situation resulted in authorities searching the man's vehicle where they purportedly found multiple credit and debit cards, a fake Social Security card, another person's driver's license, and about $10,000 in cash.

Criminal defense likely top priority for man charged in stabbing

Underlying issues can commonly cause people to react harshly in certain situations. For instance, if a person reacts violently after an altercation with another individual, it is possible for one person to suffer serious injuries while the other ends up facing criminal charges. For the accused party, working on a criminal defense may become a top priority.

For one man in Tennessee, focusing on his defense options is undoubtedly on his mind. Reports indicated that the man and his wife had gotten into an altercation because the man was arguing with their child. The woman apparently told the man to leave, and when he did not, she said she would leave. The man allegedly became angrier over the situation and purportedly attacked the woman while she was in the shower.

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