The United States and Tennessee Constitutions guarantee that a person charged with a crime is entitled to reasonable bail There are several statutory factors to be considered in setting the amount of bail. There is not enough factual information disclosed in this article to allow for second guessing the amount of bail. Above all bail is designed to ensure the defendant's appearance in court.
This is undoubtedly a major scandal, which should be reported. However, the some media outlets are already scrambling to try the criminal charges in the media, even asking if the public thinks Jerry Sandusky is guilty or innocent
When a person is charged with a crime, no matter how horrific the nature of the crime, he is entitled to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in front of a jury of his peers.
This technology sounds wonderful, but what it is concerning is that a jury is very likely to be convinced by the "Hollywood" effect of it. It will also likely increase the cost of the defense of a person charges with a crime in Chattanooga when this technology is employed - a successful defense will need yet another expert witness to examine and render an opinion.
Its the economy, or its lack of education, or... The reality is violent crime is on the rise in Chattanooga, and there are few answers. Wise counsel often goes in one ear and out the other. Unfortunately most of these offenders will be just be processed through the criminal justice system and its bulging seams.
Purple Law Firm, Attorneys in Chattanooga
Not so sure the misdemeanor citations will hold up after judge found lack of probable cause. Typically misdemeanor citations are issued in lieu of arrest for an otherwise valid criminal charge. It will be interesting to see the final disposition of the citations.
Resisting the jokes, this is a serious criminal matter, of course we do not know why he allegedly did it.
Most people with concealed carry permits are responsible citizens and would only use their weapon when absolutely necessary to protect themselves or others. Unless and until such person commits a crime then the right to carry ought to be upheld. Far more crimes are committed by persons without a concealed carry permit. The law presumes that a person is a law abiding citizen, this should remain and be protected. Obviously a person who seeks to get legal permission to carry a concealed handgun should be presumed to be a law abiding citizen.
Mr. Matthews will have a hard time finding a jury in Tennessee that will give him a fair trial, but a change in venue would be a good start. If you are charged with a crime be sure to get a criminal attorney who will protect your rights.
All issues are important in a Presidential election. But with the economic woes that face our nation like high unemployment, low paying jobs, foreclosures and bankruptcy for many Americans, the economy should be the focus. How can the US continue to defend itself from global threats if our economy fails - how do we pay for national defense a shrinking tax base? The politicians need to remember if we don't work we can't pay taxes which funds all of these important programs.
Certainly hope he hires a good attorney. Remember that he is innocent until proven guilty. But if he is guilty he concocted one elaborate scheme. Purple Law Firm attorneys practice criminal law in Chattanooga and surrounding Tennessee areas.