Tennessee Criminal Defense

Changes to Tennessee Laws in 2017

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 Joshua T. Crain, 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) 200-9409. We offer a free initial case evaluation!

DUI LAWS

Anyone convicted of vehicular homicide involving 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 controlled substances.

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.

BEER LAWS

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) 200-9409

Joshua T. Crain, 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) 200-9409 for a free case evaluation with a criminal defense attorney.

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