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Better Look Before You Jump On That Bandwagon

frank door openJudge Casey Moreland in Nashville has recently come under fire for granting bail to an individual, an American citizen and citizen of the State of Tennessee, accused of domestic assault prior to the expiration of a 12 hour hold. The current law permits citizens to be held without the ability to post bail for 12 hours based solely on an unproven allegation of domestic assault. However, the Tennessee Constitution guarantees all citizens the right to bail, a right without reservation based on time or the nature of the crime, unless they commit a capital offense. The same statute that mandates this "mandatory hold", denying bail for a time, also allows a magistrate or a judge to release an accused under appropriate circumstances that indicate the risk or threat is lowered or diminished.
While I am not privy to the specific facts of the recent case in the news concerning Judge Moreland, I know the constitution guarantees bail and that no law by our state legislature should take away that freedom. Judge Moreland's actions implemented what the constitution guarantees - the right to bail. Before people jump on the bandwagon to bash this Judge, we need to understand what is occurring daily. Citizens are accused (not convicted) and held in jail without being able to post bail in violation of the Tennessee Constitution, Section 1, Article 15. You can read more on our website.
You might be the next one accused and held without bail who hasn't committed any crime!

In Defense of the Citizen Accused,
~ Frank Lannom
(Handling criminal cases in Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Gallatin, Lafayette, Smyrna and all other Middle Tennessee areas)

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