What is Tennessee SB219 and Why Should I Care?

What is Tennessee SB219 and Why Should I Care?

This new law, “An Act to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 11, relative to bail,” probably did not come up in many cocktail party conversations before it became active on June 1, 2021. That’s probably because SB219 is an omnibus bill. Although it says...
7 DUI Post-COVID Roadblock Requirements In TN

7 DUI Post-COVID Roadblock Requirements In TN

Almost before the ink was dry on Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz, the 1997 Supreme Court case which legalized DUI checkpoints, Tennessee authorities rolled out a comprehensive framework for such roadblocks. How, if at all, coronavirus will affect these...
Can Social Wellness Reduce Arrests?

Can Social Wellness Reduce Arrests?

The traditional view of criminals is that they are, well, criminals. According to many, people intentionally break laws for selfish, personal reasons. Things like mental illness or “making a statement” are just excuses. This attitude is especially prevalent in...