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

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

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

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Announces DUI Checkpoints

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Driver’s Sobriety or DUI Checkpoints in Williamson County Five sobriety or DUI checkpoints will be conducted over the July 4th weekend in Williamson County.   The dates and locations are:  Thursday, July 3, 2014 on Goose Creek Bypass from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 on