Tennessee lawmakers passed a new law that prohibits students from exposing “underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment.” The law leaves the severity of the punishment in the hands of individual … [Read more...] about Sagging Pants Against the Law
Tennessee has a new law that will finally enable individuals previously convicted in Tennessee of many misdemeanors and certain low level felonies the opportunity to have their criminal records fully expunged. Before only “arrests” could be … [Read more...] about Expungement of Tennessee Convictions – Erasing the Past
A new line of synthetic drugs, sold under labels such as ‘bath salts’ and ‘Molly’s Plant Food,’ have been found to be the cause of countless deaths in the United States. The new drug is unrelated to legitimate bath salts sold in specialty … [Read more...] about Problems Emerge Surrounding New Synthetic Drugs
In the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Florida last month, the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has become a focal point of public debate. The law, which states that people who encounter confrontations … [Read more...] about Tennessee Among Roughly 20 States to Adopt “Stand Your Ground” Self-Defense Law
Rebecca Benson, 22, is facing a vehicular homicide charge for her involvement in a wrong-way crash that claimed the life of Steffanie Leonard, 29, in February. Police maintain that Benson was driving the wrong way when she merged onto I-65 … [Read more...] about Possible Overservice of Patron Leads to Fatal Wrong-Way Crash
This question arises quite frequently as college students that are from Tennessee will get convicted of DUI while they are away at college. It also happens to Tennessee business travelers who encounter drinking and driving charges in other … [Read more...] about I Am from Tennessee but I got a DUI while visiting another State, How Do I Get a Restricted License?
Across the nation the war on drugs has been taken from the streets to doctor's offices, with drug overdoses account for 16 deaths per 100,000 people living in the state. An estimated 116 million Americans are suffering from long-term battles … [Read more...] about New Legislation Proposed In Response To Growing Drug Problem
Under Tennessee Law, it is a Class D Felony punishable by imprisonment of 2-12 years for evading arrest when such actions create a risk of death or injury to innocent bystanders or third parties. A recent Tennessee case, State v. Winters, … [Read more...] about Evading Arrest with Risk of Death or Serious Bodily Injury Requires Bystanders or other Vehicles
The United States Supreme Court ruled today in a unanimous decision that police must obtain a search warrant before using a GPS device to track a criminal suspect.Law enforcement have begun relying on such high tech devices to track the … [Read more...] about United States Supreme Court Says GPS Tracking Requires Warrant
Some thirty years ago, Tennessee lawmakers first introduced laws now found in Tennessee Code Annotated 36-3-601 et seq. to protect citizens from being battered, abused, stalked, or otherwise harassed by spouses, former lovers, and even family … [Read more...] about Can an Order of Protection Be Expunged?