The Ultimate Guide to Petty Theft

The Ultimate Guide to Petty Theft

Do not let the name fool you. In Tennessee, Section 39-14-103, which includes the definition of petty theft, is a serious crime. You can go to jail for petty theft for up to twelve months. A conviction could also mean a $2,500 fine. Not many other jurisdictions levy...
How Long Do Criminal Records Last?

How Long Do Criminal Records Last?

Every year, Montgomery County law enforcement officers arrest thousands of people. These arrests often have significant short-term effects, in terms of things like court supervision and fines. But even if a lawyer successfully resolves the case, criminal records often...
Am I Sober Enough to Drive?

Am I Sober Enough to Drive?

The answer to this question is very subjective. Many people believe they are sober enough to drive even after they consume several drinks. In some cases, that may appear to be correct, depending on factors like the person’s gender, weight, and alcohol tolerance...
Court Etiquette and Courtroom Terms for Dummies

Court Etiquette and Courtroom Terms for Dummies

When you work with your bondsman at Fizer Bonding Company (bail bond near me), the subject of courtroom demeanor usually comes up. After all, no one is born knowing this stuff, and the written rules of judicial conduct in Tennessee can be extremely vague. In general,...
Can You Refuse to Sign a Ticket?

Can You Refuse to Sign a Ticket?

Yes, you have the right to refuse to sign a traffic ticket. But it may not be a wise idea to forcefully assert this right because failure to sign a traffic ticket does not necessarily have the effect that some people may think it has. When police officers pull you...
Can You Be Arrested in a Church?

Can You Be Arrested in a Church?

In many ways, church is an escape from this world. But using the church as a sanctuary from the law is not one of those ways. A church is not like a foreign embassy. Montgomery County peace officers still have authority in local churches. This might come as a shock to...
Does Contempt of Court Go On Your Record?

Does Contempt of Court Go On Your Record?

Generally, contempt of court does not go on your record. However, the actual result usually depends on your reaction or how you deal with the charge. Most recently, even a high profile person like Elon Musk has had to deal with Contempt of Court charges. Civil...
Top Seven Dumb Laws in Tennessee

Top Seven Dumb Laws in Tennessee

The Volunteer State has been in the Union since 1796 (well, except for the secession years). Over the last 225 years, a lot of weird laws have found their way onto the Tennessee books. However, people still can and do get arrested for violating some of these dumb laws...
Can a Cosigner Be Removed from a Bail Bond?

Can a Cosigner Be Removed from a Bail Bond?

Regardless of the amount, most all bail bonds require cosigners. Typically, officials impound all the money that defendants have access to when they are arrested. They also block access to bank accounts and credit cards. There may be an anomaly here and there, but...