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I am running for Judge of the General Sessions Court Division IX in Davidson County, Tennessee. I was born and raised in the Nashville and I am the older daughter of Dr. Roney O.W. Guinn and Mrs. Betty Guinn. After graduating from high school I attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. I attended law school in Lansing, Michigan at Thomas Cooley Law School where I earned my Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 2006. After passing the bar exam in July 2006 I opened the Law Office of Sheryl Guinn in February 2007. I devoted my practice to criminal defense and civil litigation.
During my 7 years of practice as a criminal defense attorney the vast majority of my cases began in general sessions court. When a person is arrested they come under the jurisdiction of the court. Most of the people that appear before general sessions court are between 18 and 30 years old. They are being convicted of crimes with lifelong consequences because the conviction will appear on their records for the duration of their life.
I understand that there are people that must be incarcerated because they are a danger to society. There are also people that need drug treatment and mental health treatment instead of incarceration. It is the job of the judge to understand the difference and impose the appropriate remedy. This means that a judge must be fair and impartial when hearing a case. A judge must be firm when stating her decision but must also be compassionate to the innocent victims and witnesses that come before the court. I will incorporate all of the above mentioned attributes if you allow me to represent Davidson County as the Judge of General Sessions Court Division IX.
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