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Investigation leads to drug charges for public works director

Coming under investigation for a crime is not an easy situation for a person to handle. Often, individuals may not even know they are a suspect until authorities conduct a search or carry out other actions. Unfortunately, some investigations can lead to drug charges that can put accused parties in precarious situations.

One man in Tennessee is currently facing this type of ordeal. Apparently, investigators began to look into the man after receiving undisclosed information. That information and evidence allegedly pointed to possible cocaine possession on the part of the man, who is the city's public works director. The investigation resulted in officers going to the public works location and questioning the man. He purportedly admitted that he was in possession of cocaine and took a baggie out of his pocket that reportedly contained the substance.

Tennessee couple charged with tax evasion

Many people feel that filing taxes is one of the more stressful aspects of life. It can be even more difficult to file those taxes correctly if individuals run their own businesses or have other details to include in their forms. Unfortunately, if individuals come under suspicion by the Internal Revenue Service, they could end up facing criminal charges for tax evasion.

It was recently reported that two people in Tennessee were taken into custody on such charges. Apparently, a 55-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife were indicted on separate charges pertaining to tax evasion and issues with tax records. The couple reportedly operate a tire and service center, which is where they were when authorities took them into custody.

DUIs in rental cars

DUIs can impact your life in more ways than you expect. In the event that a truck driver receives DUI charges, which happened not too long ago in Tennessee, then the truck driver likely will lose the ability to drive commercial vehicles for the rest of his or her life. A DUI can also impact your ability to rent a car. 

You should have a good idea of what will happen when the cops arrest you for a DUI in your own car. However, what happens when they arrest you while driving a rental car? You should never get behind the wheel of a vehicle, no matter who it belongs to, after consuming any amount of alcohol, but if you ever find yourself in this situation, here is what you can expect. 

Woman charged with drunk driving after running others off road

Making mistakes can have various consequences on a person's life. If an individual forgets his or her lunch at home while heading to the office, that mistake likely has an easy fix. However, if a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, that mistake could lead to drunk driving charges and a serious legal predicament.

One woman in Tennessee is currently facing this type of ordeal. According to reports, authorities were alerted to a driver who was running other vehicles off the road. Apparently, the woman driving the vehicle was traveling partially in the right lane of the interstate and partially on the shoulder of the road. Details on how she ran other vehicles off the road or how many vehicles were affected were not given in the report.

Woman facing charges for multiple white collar crimes

Most people go through life thinking that they will not end up in police custody. However, many people do wind up under arrest for various crimes, and some parties may face accusations of white collar crimes. These crimes often have a financial element and can include different types of fraud.

It was recently reported that one woman in Tennessee was indicted on multiple criminal charges. Apparently, the woman is accused of selling insurance without a license. Her family reportedly owns an insurance business, which is where she allegedly sold policies. She was taken into custody at her home after being under investigation for fraud and other criminal acts, including money laundering, forgery and impersonating a licensed professional.

New job, new residency, a DUI and a restricted license

If law enforcement arrested you on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be thinking that at your age, you should know better—but everyone makes mistakes.

Your DUI matter is somewhat different than most because you are a new Tennessee resident. You have a new job in Knoxville, but with a suspended driver’s license, how will you get to work?

Search results in 3 facing drug charges in Tennessee

Being placed under arrest is no one's idea of a good time. When this happens, the person or people being taken into custody are often starting a long and difficult journey. They typically have multiple court appearances, long waits between appearances and may even have to stay in jail pending further court proceedings. It can be difficult for anyone facing drug charges.

Three people in Tennessee are likely facing personal hardships after recently being taken into custody. Apparently, authorities had been conducting an investigation and obtained a search warrant for a residence. Details regarding the investigation and the evidence upon which the warrant was based were not given in the report. Nonetheless, officers executed the warrant at the home of one of the individuals.

Serious charges likely has man considering his criminal defense

It can be disheartening for individuals to feel as if they are in a hopeless situation. However, many ordeals that seem hopeless are not necessarily so, and individuals may just need information on how to address a predicament to the best of their abilities. For instance, if a person is in trouble with law enforcement, rather than feeling out of hope, he or she may want to focus on criminal defense options.

One man in Tennessee may want to take such an approach after recently being taken into custody. According to reports, the man had active warrants for his arrest, and authorities were tipped off to his location. Officers arrived at the location and reportedly found the man inside a vehicle. The officers tried to take the man into custody, but he allegedly pulled a knife from the waistband of his pants.

Drunk driving charge brought against off-duty officer

Law enforcement officers are not immune from facing criminal charges. If it is suspected that an officer broke the law by consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, drunk driving charges could come against that person. As a result, the accused party will likely need to focus on defense.

An off-duty officer in Tennessee recently found himself in such a predicament. According to reports, an on-duty officer was performing a patrol and noticed a vehicle off to the side of the road. The vehicle was stopped but running, and the officer saw that the driver was hunched over in the driver's seat. The report also stated that there were open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle, and presumably after a search, a loaded handgun was also found.

Things to know about conspiracy charges

Facing criminal charges can be a lifechanging event. Therefore, it is important for those facing criminal charges to fully understand what they are up against.

Some may view conspiracy charges as less serious than other crimes; however, this outlook is incorrect. A conspiracy charge is a serious criminal offense, and there are a few key things to know about it.

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