Criminal Justice Section

The section was established to serve all elements of the criminal justice system, including state, federal and municipal prosecutors, judges with criminal jurisdiction, state and federal public defenders and those lawyers in private practice.

Schell & Davies LLC
509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064
Immediate Past Chair
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909

Franklin Fundraiser Benefits DUI Court

The second annual “Take the Cake” fundraiser for the Williamson County DUI Court will take place Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Williamson County Courthouse in downtown Franklin. The Franklin Home Page reports that Mike Wolfe, creator and co-star of “American Pickers” on the History Channel, will serve as master of ceremonies. For more information contact Judy Oxford, (615) 791-8511 or visit the court’s website.

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Virginia Execution Proceeds after Judge Approves Drug

A Virginia inmate was executed yesterday after a judge rejected his claims about the efficacy of one of his execution drugs, the ABA Journal reports. Alfredo Prieto, who was convicted of three murders and linked to six others, had raised questions about the use of pentobarbital, which was provided by Texas officials after Virginia’s supply of midazolam expired. Lawyers had also argued that he should not be executed because he was intellectually disabled.

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