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Video spawns arrest of Tennessee woman, criminal defense next

May 24, 2018


It seems like everyone has a camera at hand these days, in the era of smartphones. While phone cameras can capture events, they are poor at showing the full context of a situation. A recent viral video shows a Tennessee woman driving her car away with a salon employee clinging to the back of it. She has been charged with reckless endangerment, and is likely now focused on preparing her criminal defense. 

The video shows a few employees of the nail studio blocking the back of the woman’s car. She reverses her car and begins to back up. The employees of the nail salon are bumped with the car several times but do not move away from the vehicle. Finally, the woman is seen speeding away from the parking lot of the nail salon with a nail tech clinging to the back of her car. She drove from the salon parking lot into the street with the woman still on the the trunk. 

According to police reports, the woman refused to pay for services at the salon. It is also alleged that the woman and another passenger assaulted the worker clinging to the car after eventually stopping about a half mile away. She is now free on a $15,000 bond and awaiting a court appearance. 

A reckless endangerment charge in Tennessee comes with possible fines and penalties. The woman’s perspective on the events at the salon is currently unknown. However, she will have the right to present a criminal defense against the alleged crimes. Other individuals charged with similar crimes may be wondering what options are available to them to fight charges made against them. An experienced defense attorney can assist with building a strong defense while also fighting to protect the legal rights of the accused throughout the court proceedings. 

Source: BET, “Crazy viral video shows woman speeding off with nail tech clinging to her car over unpaid service“, Rachel Herron, May 22, 2018

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