One of the most critical parts in Tennessee's criminal procedure process is the plea bargain process. Most criminal cases are resolved in the plea bargain process. Rule 11 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure sets forth the plea bargain process.
One of the basic rules of Tennessee Criminal Procedureis the ten day rule.The ten day rule requires a preliminary hearing in criminal cases in Tennessee if the accused cannot make a bond. Under Rule 5(c)(1)(B) of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure requires the magistrate to set a preliminary hearing to be held within ten days if the defendant remains in custody unless: