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.

Chair
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865)769-6969
Immediate Past Chair
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-2010
Vice-Chair
Schell & Davies LLC
509 Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064
(615)550-2800

Officials Seal UT Rape Investigation Records

Knox County judicial officials on Monday sealed all documents detailing investigative information gathered in a rape probe of two University of Tennessee football players. The move was designed to justify requests for search warrants for one player’s apartment and DNA samples from both, Knoxnews reports. A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are listed as suspects in the alleged rape of a 19-year-old college student. No charges have been filed.

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District Attorney Beefs Up Domestic Violence Team

District Attorney General Glenn Funk has hired two new investigators to bolster prosecution of domestic violence cases, the Tennessean reports. Tim Dickerson and Terry Faimon, both former court officers, will boost the domestic violence team to the largest group in the office. Among their tasks, the pair will conduct investigations, pick up victims who need to be in court, network with community support groups and remove guns from people found guilty of domestic violence crimes.

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