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Attorney John Steakley is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He began his career as the Special Prosecutor for Drug Crimes for a multi-county, multi-agency drug task force in Tennessee, where he represented the State of Tennessee in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases in a 5-county judicial district.

City of Paragould Proposes Suspicionless Stops By Armed SWAT Agents

Someone had better talk some sense into this guy before he bankrupts the city with wrongful arrest lawsuits

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In Georgia, there are three "tiers" of police encounters.  Encounter, detention, and arrest.  You are free to walk away from a police encounter.  If the police officer detains you (prevents your movement), that is second tier.  The final tier is arrest.  Unlawfully elevating an encounter to a second or thir tier event can lead to evidence and charges being dismissed. 


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