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Blocking a Public Street is a Crime in Tennessee

A traffic safety bill makes blocking public highways and streets in an area restricting emergency vehicle access a misdemeanor In April of 2017, SB 0902 was signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. The law criminalizes obstructing streets and highways in a way that would restrict emergency vehicle access. Sponsored by state Representative Jimmy [..]

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Firearm Silencers Now Legal in Tennessee

The Tennessee Hearing Protection Act of 2017 lets people use silencers on guns A law passing the First of May 2017, taking effect July 1st , the Tennessee Hearing Protection Act of 2017 makes silencers officially legal in the state. Also referred to as “sound suppressors,” silencers are metal devices that attach to, or are [..]

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What You Need to Know if Your Teenager Gets a DUI

An underage DUI can have lasting consequences for your teenager Tennessee law enforcement has little tolerance for underage drinking, let alone underage drinking and driving. If you are under the age of 21 and found to have a blood alcohol level of at least .02 percent while you are driving, you can be arrested for [..]

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What Are the Ins-and-Outs of 50/50 Child Custody or Possession?

In Tennessee, it is possible for parents to equally split parenting time after divorce Recent studies have shown children greatly benefit from spending the maximum amount of time possible with both parents. This goes against the past belief that shuttling children between two parents might be detrimental and therefore, one parent should have the majority [..]

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Can You Get A DUI from Using Cold Medicine?

Taking cold medicine might be legal, but operating a vehicle while using this medicine may land you in trouble Cold and flu season is upon us. Simple over the counter cold medicine can provide great relief to those in the throws of coughing, sneezing, and congestion. However, there are often side effects that can leave [..]

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Tennessee?

Divorce timelines vary depending on individual circumstances The divorce process may seem to be unending, but, in the state of Tennessee, most divorces will be finalized within 2 to 6 months. That being said, some divorce proceedings can span years. It all really depends on the individual circumstances. Is the divorce contested? Are there complex [..]

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Drug Overdose Deaths Increase in Tennessee

Recent figures released show drug-related deaths in the state continue to climb. The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) recently released data revealing that 1,631 Tennessee residents died from drug overdoses in 2016. This puts 2016 as having the highest number of fatal drug overdoses in the recorded history of the state. There was a 12% [..]

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How Do You Plan for a Divorce?

When careful planning is done, divorce can be made much easier. Divorce, no matter what the circumstances, will most likely be an emotional and stressful time for all parties involved. Additionally, things are decided in a divorce that will have a lasting impact on your personal and financial life. While it will be difficult, steps [..]

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Challenges for Divorced Parents During the Holidays

The holidays can be especially stressful for divorced parents, both wanting time with the kids. For divorced parents, the holidays can have a whole other layer of stress. Who will have the kids for what days and times throughout the holiday season are big questions that need to be decided. Both parents will have to [..]

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