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.

121 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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Pratt Aycock, PLLC
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
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Schell & Oglesby, LLC
509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064

Funk’s Legal Tab $20K and Counting

The state has paid Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk’s former law partner more than $20,000 to represent the prosecutor in ongoing legal matters, the Tennessean reports. And that amount is expected to grow with the state paying Nashville lawyer James Kay to defend Funk in a federal case. Funk is involved in four cases connected to his office’s handling of the domestic violence prosecution of developer David Chase. The paper looks at each of the pending matters.

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Judge: No Resentencing in Batey Rape Case

Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins has denied a request to resentence former Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey, the Tennessean reports. Prosecutors had requested a new sentencing hearing after they learned of letters sent directly to Watkins on behalf of Batey. They argued that they should have been made aware of the letters prior to the sentencing. Watkins also denied a request from prosecutors that he recuse himself from the case.

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