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.

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Extra Court Fine Will Fund Washington County Family Justice Center

The Washington County Commission unanimously voted to assess an additional $45 in court fines for people convicted of certain criminal charges in the county, WCYB reports. Money collected from the Victim Assistance Fee, set to go into effect in early 2016, will go toward funding the new Family Justice Center. "That's part of paying for your crime, so I don't have a problem with it at all," Washington County District Attorney General Tony Clark said.

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Major Violent Crimes Drop in Memphis, Shelby County

Major violent crimes – including murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery – dropped in Shelby County and in Memphis from January through October compared to the same time period a year ago, according to statistics released by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. The Memphis Daily News reports major violent crimes in Memphis are down 33 percent since 2006.

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