An unconstitutionally vague immigration law has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case of Sessions v. Dimaya centered on a burglary conviction that that an Immigration Judge determined was an "aggravated felony." If convicted of an aggravated felony, Dimaya would be subject to mandatory detention and automatic removal from the United States.
A federal judge ruled that the state of Tennessee cannot revoke driver licenses for those who cannot afford to pay their court costs, and must reinstate those previously revoked. The State has appealed the decision.
A good criminal defense attorney will explain to you the process of your case and how it is likely to proceed. However, it is also important for every person to understand the criminal courts in Tennessee and how they work. Continue reading to learn more about this topic.
This criminal defense post is to clarify a common misconception about Domestic Violence in Tennessee courts, specifically the ability of an alleged victim to dismiss the case. There are generally two ways someone can be brought to court for a domestic violence-related offense: