Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Generally Speaking

Generally Speaking, a podcast series presented by the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office

In this podcast series, Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen discusses important issues impacting public safety with expert, frontline prosecutors.

The District Attorney General’s office can sometimes seem shrouded in secrecy. This is most often due to ethical rules that prohibit us from discussing pending cases. Our goal is to pull back that perceived curtain and tell you exactly who we are and what we do in the pursuit of justice both in the courtroom and the community. Generally speaking, of course!

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  • Welcome to Generally Speaking

    Thu, Sep 09, 2021

    Generally Speaking is a true prosecution podcast hosted by the Knox County District Attorney General's Office. Each episode highlights a special prosecution unit and unveils what it is like to represent the State of Tennessee in the courtroom and community.


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  • District Attorney General Charme Allen sits down with prosecutors from the Major Crimes Unit to discuss and answer questions they hear the most while working a case. The first episode of the series focuses on homicide cases, since a high percentage of these cases travel through each stop in the criminal justice system.


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  • For the series’ second episode, District Attorney General Charme Allen discusses domestic violence cases with veteran prosecutor, Willie Lane. Assistant District Attorney Lane breaks down the unique challenges prosecutors face while working domestic violence cases and explains why her goal is to never see the victim or the defendant ever again.


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  • Approximately 80% of all crimes which occur in the State of Tennessee are drug related. District Attorney General Charme Allen and Assistant District Attorney Sean McDermott discuss the impact of drug use in Knox County and the types of cases assigned to the Felony Drug Unit.


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  • In the fourth episode of this podcast series, District Attorney General Charme Allen and Assistant District Attorney Nate Ogle have an important conversation about child abuse. Listeners will learn how child abuse cases are reported, investigated, and prosecuted, as well as how the community can prevent and report child abuse in their community.


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  • Gangs remain a serious problem in the United States, and local prosecutors and district attorneys play an important role in addressing gang‐related violence. This episode provides a basic understanding of gang-related crimes and the intricacies of trying gang cases.


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  • For the last episode of the series, District Attorney General Charme Allen and Assistant District Attorney Del Holley delve into the world of Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Justice Unit has a different mission and speaks a different language.


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The information provided in this podcast is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Listeners of this podcast should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. The information in these podcasts is based on the state of the law as it stands at the time of recording.

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