A question that pops up over and over again is " Does a confidential informant have do tell me they are the police ? "  One can count on the police recording activity of illegal drug sales or interviewing suspects under criminal investigation . Secret recordings are one of the standard tools that police use every day.

Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer waived his right to a preliminary hearing in his sex abuse case. As I was leaving for court today , Ann Curry asked Joe Amendola if he was competent to handle these sex abuse allegations. Ms. Curry asked a hard question that most criminal defense attorneys are asking. What is Mr.

A Gallatin , Tennessee band teacher was charged with statutory rape by an authority figure .  From news reports , a female teacher had sexual relations over 20 times with a student . The case is set for hearing in the General Sessions Court of Sumner County , Tennessee in December. There are two points about

Identifying who committed the crime is one element of proof in most criminal cases. There are several different methods of identification. First , the person knows the accused. Second , the police may use a lineup or show up to identify a defendant, Third , the defendant may be identified in open court by

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Here is a video of an execution of a search warrant.  Most search warrants do not go like this, but I thought it is a great example of a search warrant gone wrong.  Thanks to Simple Justice and Radley Balko for this educational video.

  The Tennessee State Legislature debated whether to require juvenile sex offenders to be placed on the sex offender registry .The sex offender registry got it’s start under the Adam Walsh Act. Melanie Bean , a criminal defense attorney from Lebanon , Tennessee is the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Tennessee Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She attended the meetings are here are her observations.Melanie has done a great job in following these bills.

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