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New Tax for Diversion Applicants is a Bad Idea
New Tax for Diversion Applicants is a Bad Idea

The Tennessee House passed a new tax this week that will require people to pay to have their name cleared upon the completion of diversion. HB 2774, sponsored by Rep. Eric Watson, Cleveland, introduces the new tax. The new part is a $100.00 tax that must be paid to the court ...

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Blog posts in March, 2012

  • Supreme Court decides two important cases affecting attorneys obligations to clients

    The Supreme Court published opinions in two important cases this week, LAFLER v. COOPER and MARTINEZ v. RYAN . The cases recognize two obligations ...

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  • Hemy Neuman Found Guilty but Mentally Ill

    Last week, the jury reached a verdict in the highly-publicized daycare shooting trial of Hemy Neuman. If you have been following the blog posts, you ...

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  • Supreme Court Examines the Possibility of Limitations on Sentences for Juveniles

    The Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments surrounding two new cases up for their review. Both involved the question of just how severe a penalty ...

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  • Thirty-Seven Charges of Sexual Battery by an authority figure Reversed by Court of Appeals

    STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JIMMY DALE QUALLS Judge Norma McGee Ogle of the Court of Criminal Appeals released an opinion today that reverses Hardeman ...

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  • HB 2869 and the Costs of Incarceration

    By Jay Perry A previously discussed proposed bill in the Tennessee legislature related to gangs moved on to the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The ...

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  • Pending legislation would impact Constitutional right to counsel

    By Jay Perry The Tennessee and Federal Constitutions both guarantee the right of the accused in “all criminal prosecutions” to have an attorney. For ...

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  • SUPREME COURT DECISIONS CHANGE RULES FOR DETERMINING WHEN CONVICTIONS FOR MULTIPLE CRIMES ARE PERMITTED

    March 9, 2012 Nashville – In three unanimous decisions, the Tennessee Supreme Court significantly changed the tests and procedures for determining ...

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  • Defense Rests in Hemy Neuman Murder Trial

    The defense rested in the Hemy Neuman Murder Trial late last week. Neuman, accused of murdering Rusty Sneiderman in front of his child's day care ...

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  • Prosecution Rests in Hemy Neuman Murder Trial

    The Prosecution rested their case last week in the trial of Hemy Neuman, the man accused of shooting Rusty Sneiderman in front of his child's day-care ...

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