Every year there are changes made to Tennessee state laws. Keeping up with
these changes is important, but who has the time? Thankfully, the team at
Crain & Flatt Attorneys at Law is here to help. For your convenience, we have provided a summary of the
changes to Tennessee law for 2017.
Take a moment to glance through these legal changes and see if anything
applies to you (and keep them in mind for future reference). Should you
need a Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney for any reason, be sure
to give us a call at (615) 848-2088. We offer a free initial case evaluation!
Anyone convicted of vehicular
alcohol or drugs is no longer eligible for probation.
Violent Theft Crime Laws
Mandatory minimum sentences are now in place for anyone convicted of three
or more charges of aggravated
burglary. Penalties have also increased for the crime of
robbing a pharmacy to obtain
Driver’s License Laws
Individuals convicted of driving on a suspended license now have a better
chance of keeping their licenses in these cases, because it is now up
to a judge – not the court – whether or not to suspend such licenses.
Tennessee Gun Laws
The legal age to purchase a gun is now 18 years old for active duty, retired,
or honorably discharged military (it was previously 21).
Lifetime permit renewals are now cheaper at $200 instead of $500. Initial
applicants pay $315.
Tennessee has raised its alcohol-by-volume limit, which means that breweries,
restaurants, and bars may now serve stronger beer, as well as a wider
variety of brews. These parties may now sell beer with up to 10% alcohol
by volume without paying liquor taxes. Sales taxes still apply.
Contact a Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Lawyer: (615) 848-2088
Crain & Flatt Attorneys at Law is a seasoned criminal law firm serving
clients throughout the Murfreesboro area. No matter what
type of charges you are facing, from a misdemeanor to a serious felony, our team can provide
the counsel and defense you need. Call us today!
Contact us at (615) 848-2088 for a
free case evaluation with a criminal defense attorney.