What is Criminal Mischief in Tennessee?

What is Criminal Mischief in Tennessee?

In the Volunteer State, there is no first-degree criminal mischief offense. Instead, the phrase “criminal mischief” usually refers to one of three nuisance offenses: disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, or vandalism. These offenses are typically Class C...
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...