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Stanton case goes all way to Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled against a local businessman, saying prosecutors do not have to give Sid Stanton a pre-trial diversion in the animal cruelty cases against him.
A pre-trial diversion is essentially a free ride. It would mean the animal cruelty cases against Stanton would be set aside before going to trial – with no requirement for him to make a plea. If Stanton avoided any more legal trouble for a set amount of time, usually two or three years, the charges would be dropped.
Local prosecutors, however, do not want to grant Stanton a pre-trial diversion. Stanton challenged ...

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