Many people end up going to Tennessee jails and prisons every year to the point where many are at capacity or close to it. For example, the Bradley County Jail in 2016 had only 400 beds but over 500 inmates.
Anyone looking to avoid jail time needs to build a good defense, and the best defense will depend on the charges placed against the individual. The lawyer will look at whether the charges are misdemeanors or felonies. There are many differences between these two other than the fact misdemeanors are for lesser crimes than felonies.