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Understanding probable cause

The U.S. Constitution, for too many Americans, is something they studied in high school and have long forgotten about, or perhaps don't remember accurately. However, many of our basic protections in this country emanate from this centuries-old document. One of them involves "probable cause."

What actions are considered obstruction of justice?

The term "obstruction of justice" sounds like the stuff of FBI investigations and large-scale cases regarding money laundering or corporate malfeasance. However, it covers a much broader range of activities that involve impeding an investigation or prosecution of a crime. Obstruction of justice can result in felony charges.

Falsely reporting a crime can have serious legal consequences

It is illegal to intentionally make a false report of a crime to law enforcement. In most cases, it's a misdemeanor. However, depending on the type of crime reported and the amount of manpower called out to deal with it, the person accused of making the false report can be charged with a felony.

Tennessee doctor facing multiple prescription drug charges

A Tennessee physician surrendered to authorities early this month and was jailed on charges involving fraudulently obtaining prescriptions. The 40-year-old doctor was already serving a five-year medical probation that began in November 2016 for a long list of violations.

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