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As “Defending Tennessee” is still a relatively new blog, I apologize for the brevity of the current list, but it shall grow with time.  All summaries of case law are made in good faith but solely to aide the reader in determining which cases to further research – you should obviously not rely upon any summaries except for this limited purpose, and you should obviously fully conduct your own research to confirm or deny any case summary.


Tennessee v. Burgins, Tenn. Crim. App. No. E2014-02110-CCA-R8-CO, filed Dec. 3, 2014, a citizen on bail for criminal charges who is accused of committing additional crimes while out on said bail can have his/her initial bail revoked and terminated, but is entitled to a new bail being set (“except for capital offenses where the proof is evident or the presumption great”).


Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), anytime someone is in police custody and accused of a crime, that person must be informed of his/her Miranda Rights and must validly waive these Rights prior to interrogation by the police.


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