General Sessions Court

Over the last few days , I have been thinking about the inequalities in the Tennessee criminal justice system . Most cases are misdemeanor cases and can be resolved in General Sessions Court. However , you are not entitled to receive information about your case which is commonly known as discovery . Since the vast majority

Someone asked me today to get some documents so we could review a case.The problem is under Tennessee law, you are not entitled to anything to discover what evidence the State of Tennessee has in it’s possession.

Here is a short list of what you don’t get;

  1. No video evidence.
  2. No arrest reports.
  3. No witness statements.