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August 2017 Archives

Juvenile crimes: Nashville teen arrested for alleged carjacking

Teenagers in Tennessee often socialize with older teens aged 18 or over who are already considered to be young adults. In most instances, there are no problems with the associations. However, if those involved participate in any illegal activities, criminal charges could occur. Those 18 and over would be tried as adults, while minor teenagers would face charges for juvenile crimes. A teenager was recently arrested for suspected involvement in an alleged carjacking.

Which states are toughest on drunk driving?

It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks in Tennessee or in any other state in the nation. However, the consequences for drunk driving can vary significantly from state to state. A recent study by a financial website identifies the strictest states on driving under the influence.

Nashville man facing 13th drunk driving charge

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in the state of Tennessee. There are penalties associated with drunk driving charges that range from loss of license and fines to time in jail or prison. The consequences become even more severe if someone is determined to be a repeat offender. A Nashville man was recently arrested for the 13th time on DUI charges.

4 charged with Nashville area theft and property crimes

Stealing something in the state of Tennessee can lead to some serious consequences. Penalties for various theft and property crimes can range from fines to a significant amount of time in jail. Four people were recently arrested after stolen items were allegedly discovered outside Nashville.

Juvenile crimes: Topic of debate in Tennessee

There is significant controversy in the state of Tennessee regarding a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court banned mandatory life-without-parole sentences for people under 18 years of age. The questions have arisen because judges and juries must choose between life in prison or life with the possibility of parole after 51 years in prison for those convicted of certain juvenile crimes. Reform advocates believe that these options are harsh.

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