Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, in addition to being a convenience to people who use it voluntarily on their mobile devices, can also be a useful tool in an investigation. But in 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that law enforcement authorities installing a GPS device on a vehicle to track the vehicle was a
Those who have lived their life in the public eye may struggle to live up to the constant pressure created by their fans. Though some seem to avoid any negative publicity, the fact that they are still human beings may be overlooked by fans when a celebrity suffers a fall from the pedestal they are often
Photo evidence is often used in criminal cases and photography is a common element in criminal investigation. Crime scenes are photographed. Injuries are photographed. Suspects are photographed. Evidence is photographed. Photo evidence is frequently admissible at trial in criminal cases when relevant. Though rules of evidence allow for the exclusion of photo evidence when the
When parents are away, their kids will play. This was true 50 years ago, and it is true today. Tennessee parents are well aware that their teenage children are likely to bend the rules from time to time; sneaking out, attending parties, and even experimenting with alcohol. The recent arrest of 26 teens at a
An out of court confession in a Tennessee criminal case must have independent evidentiary corroboration before it can be sufficient to sustain a conviction. Accomplice witness testimony must also have independent corroboration to be sufficient. Of course, if you have both of these things independently, they can corroborate each other. This occurred in the recent
Alcohol consumption can cause people to do and say things that they would not normally even consider. Unfortunately, the stress of a drunk driving arrest may cause the accused to make statements with no intention of following through. Recently, a Tennessee officer reported that a man whom he arrested made threatening remarks towards him. The charges were
This nation is governed by a system of laws and rules that are intended for the well-being and safety of all. Sometimes, young people may find themselves on the wrong side of those laws and facing juvenile charges. Some of them are not yet capable of making the responsible decisions that often come with age.