SEPTEMBER 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

SEPTEMBER 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during September, 2015. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints. 9/4/2015 Davidson County:  Hobson Pike @ Berry Priest Lake Bridge. Sobriety. 9/4/2015 Robertson County: Hwy 25 @ I-65 N. Seat

AUGUST 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

AUGUST 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during August, 2015. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints. 8/7/2015: Montgomery County: Kraft Street @ Frosty Morn Drive. Seat belt. 8/7/2015 Dickson County: Hwy 49 @ Sprout

2015 Legislative Sessions Review – New Criminal Laws

CRIMINAL LAWS  The Tennessee General Assembly approved a wide range of legislation addressing crime during the 2015 legislative session. Animal Fights – The Legislature voted to increase penalties against spectators attending animal fights. Currently, it is a Class C misdemeanor with a $50 fine to be a spectator at a cock fight; while it is

2015 Legislative Session Review on Second Amendment Rights

SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS The 109th General Assembly session included several bills regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Guns in Parks Legislation – A new law adopted this year gives Tennesseans with a handgun carry permit the right to carry a firearm into a city, county and/or municipal park. Prior law had allowed a municipality

Child Protective Services Left a Card on My Door. Should I Call Them?

Often, our office receives phone calls from parents after coming home to find a business card left by an investigator with Child Protective Services on their door. In Tennessee, the Department of Children’s Services has an obligation to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect.  The job of a case worker with the Child Protective

VOTE for Atticus for Kuranda Dog of the Month!

VOTE FOR ATTICUS! The photo with the highest number of votes will win 5 Kuranda dog beds for a dog shelter of their choice. Atticus and I chose Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin, Tennessee. You can vote once every 24 hours! Vote Early and Often!  You can VOTE through Facebook, so there is no