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What to Know about the TN Permit-less Handgun Bill

Posted by John C. Taylor | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Gun ownership is an important civil liberty and freedom in Murfreesboro, TN. However, all rights and freedoms should be tempered with responsibilities to avoid abuse. On March 19, 2021, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee used their majority in the Senate to pass a new law. They voted 23-9 and allo...

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What Is the Difference Between Manslaughter and Murder?

Posted by John C. Taylor | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Is it murder or manslaughter? Most people have difficulties understanding how these two crimes that end people's lives differ. Let's establish their similarities before looking at their differences. Essentially, these two crimes are homicides, meaning they involved the wrongful killing of a perso...

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Is It Legal to use a Blood Test in a DUI Case?

Posted by John C. Taylor | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are two different ways for prosecutors to convict people of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol - first, they can present evidence of impairment, such as an officer's observations of slurred speech, erratic driving, the odor of alcohol, containers in the vehicle, and more. On the o...

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Wear a Mask, Carry a Gun, No Problem

Posted by John C. Taylor | Jul 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mask mandates - or even recommendations - have caused quite a stir throughout Tennessee. Several counties required masks in public areas or businesses, which many people challenged. One argument that arose online was the suggestion that it was illegal in Tennessee to both wear a face covering and...

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What is an Arrest Warrant?

Posted by John C. Taylor | Mar 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Getting an arrest warrant can be a frightening experience. After all, an arrest warrant allows a law enforcement officer to come to your home or work at any time and place you under arrest. By understanding why an arrest warrant is issued, and what happens after it is served, you can be better pr...

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How Young is Too Young to Leave a Child at Home in TN?

Posted by John C. Taylor | Feb 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

As your children get older, you might want to let them stay home alone, which can provide you with more time and freedom to do what you need to while saving on childcare costs. However, many parents are under scrutiny for leaving a child home when they are too young, and some parents might face s...

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Difference Between Theft Burglary & Robbery

Posted by John C. Taylor | Feb 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Difference Between Theft, Burglary, and Robbery in Tennessee While theft, burglary, and robbery are often closely associated with one another - or even used interchangeably - these are three distinct criminal offenses under Tennessee law. The following is some information about when you might...

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What’s Considered Revenge Porn?

Posted by John C. Taylor | Jan 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

In July 2016, Tennessee joined the majority of other states and passed its version of a revenge porn law, which created the criminal offense of unlawful exposure. The law allows for the prosecution of nonconsensual pornography, which amounts to distributing sexually charged or nude photographs of...

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Can You Really Get Arrested for Jaywalking?

Posted by John C. Taylor | Dec 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jaywalking is one of those offenses that people often think of something so minor that it really isn't even against the law. At its most basic, jaywalking involves violating Tennesse's pedestrian traffic laws and most often involves crossing the street illegally. It is so commonplace that many pe...

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Drug Charges for Fentanyl in Tennessee

Posted by John C. Taylor | Nov 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the opioid crisis continues, states have started to enact tougher laws in order to deter people from using and distributing dangerous drugs and punishing people who choose to ignore the law. Much of this legislation focuses on fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is responsible for thousands of u...

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