Tennessee: Constitutional Carry Bills to Be Heard this Week

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1483, sponsored by state Senate Senator Mark Green (R-22). On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee is scheduled to hear SB 1483’s companion bill, House Bill 1748, sponsored by state Representative Judd Matheny (R-47). SB 1483 /HB

Highlights of New Laws Enacted on January 1, 2016 in Tennessee

  HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW TENNESSEE LAWS ENACTED ON JANUARY 1, 2016 Animal Abuser Registration Act – The Legislature voted to create an animal abuser register.  This law establishes a publicly accessible list on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation website of any person convicted of an animal abuse offense on or after January 1, 2016 and requires

WCSO Announces DUI Checkpoints for December, 2015

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting DUI checkpoints for December, 2015 on the following dates: Thursday, December 17, 2015   from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Goose Creek Bypass Wednesday, December 23, 2015  from 8:00 p.m. t0 10:00 p.m.  U.S. Highway 431  Saturday, December 26, 2015   from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.  U.S. Highway 31

NOVEMBER 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

NOVEMBER 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during November, 2015. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints. 11/6/2015: Robertson Cty: Hwy 41N @ Red River Bridge: Drivers License Check. 11/6/2015: Stewart Cty: Hwy 120 in

Leave No Veteran Behind: Veterans Treatment Court in Williamson County

Across Tennessee we have a growing population of veterans who are coming home after serving our nation and face a difficult adjustment to their new civilian life, leading to a disturbing rise in homelessness, substance abuse and unemployment among former service members. These factors can cause our veterans to end up in the criminal justice

Can I Be Prosecuted for an “Old” Crime in Tennessee?

One of the questions our office is often asked is: “Can I be prosecuted for a crime I committed years ago?” It depends on the crime and the time period that has passed. For many accused, allegations of criminal wrongdoing can be shocking, particularly if the alleged offense occurred long ago. However, if you are

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