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July 03, 2012

Setting off Fireworks in Nashville Could Lead to Criminal Charges


According to multiple local media sources this week, due to dry conditions in the area the Metro Nashville Police Department will have a zero tolerance for those that set off fireworks in Nashville this 4th of July week.  Nashville Police have indicated that those caught shooting off fireworks will be arrested or issued misdemeanor citations in lieu of physical arrest.

Tennessee Code Annotated 68-104-210 makes it a Class B Misdemeanor for unlicensed individuals to set off fireworks.   A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine not to exceed $500.