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03May 2017

Money laundering is a serious crime with extreme penalties. We at Whitt, Cooper & Hedrick have represented people charged with money laundering many times. Money laundering can be as simple as cashing a forged check to as complicated as international money laundering schemes running illegal money through foreign banks and then investing in foreign corporations. […]

01May 2017
Tennessee DUI Laws to Know 

In the state of Tennessee, there are laws regarding driving under the influence or DUI. It’s important to know these laws if you are ever driving within the state after you have been drinking. There are many aspects of DUI laws in Tennessee that can result in criminal sentences that include jail time, fines and […]

01May 2017

The last meal for the condemned has long been a tradition in this country and in many countries across the globe. Most prisons refer to it as a “special meal”. Typically the condemned requests what he wants to eat and wardens try to comply within reason. An unreasonable request some years ago caused Texas to […]

18Apr 2017

We at Whitt Cooper & Hedrick like to stay abreast of any scientific developments that could help our clients. One such exciting development that we are exploring is that of the Warrior Gene. The Warrior Gene appears on the X chromosome of some people and its presence, along with evidence of being abused as a […]

13Apr 2017

Congratulations to a Knox Defense Attorney for winning a Motion to Vacate a Federal Sentence for his client, Charles Burton.  The District Court agreed with a Knox Defense Attorney that the US Supreme Court’s decision in Johnson v. United States means that applying that case to Mr. Burton, his sentence should be vacated and he […]

04Apr 2017

The United States Supreme Court has been developing a body of law to give relief to juveniles who were transferred, tried, and convicted in adult court and who were sentenced to a term of years of which they could not survive. This development started with the United States Supreme Court holding it was cruel and […]

30Mar 2017

The United States Supreme Court held in 2002 that it was cruel and unusual punishment and, therefore, a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution to execute someone who is mentally retarded. Tennessee already had in place a statute which prohibited the execution of one who is mentally retarded. The Tennessee statute […]

29Mar 2017

Congratulations to one of our partners, Jeff Whitt, on his successful outcome of this case! Please see the article below by Troy Provost-Heron for more information about the case. “Hardin Valley Academy baseball coaches Joe Michalski and Zach Luther were advised by a Tennessee Department of Children’s Services employee that the pending investigation against both […]

23Mar 2017

The United States has effectively created a punishment that the Founding Fathers never intended for us to have and, undoubtedly, would not have approved of.  This makes this type of punishment unusual in the historical sense and arguably very cruel. That punishment is the new death penalty. When the death penalty was imposed at the […]

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