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A look at domestic violence laws in Tennessee

Tennessee residents who find themselves accused of domestic violence by a spouse, partner or relative may understandably feel scared. These types of accusations can lead to serious charges and knowing how to respond is important. The laws in Tennessee are strict and even include a new law passed in 2014 that addressed sentencing for people convicted of domestic abuse.

Are further domestic violence-related firearm restrictions on the way?

It may come as a surprise to many people to learn that Tennessee has some of the strictest laws in the nation when it comes to the possession or purchase of firearms by those individuals convicted of domestic violence charges.

How much do you know about protective orders here in Tennessee? - III

In a series of posts, we've been providing some background information about protection orders here in Tennessee, including the circumstances in which they are typically granted and, most recently, how temporary protection orders -- or TPOs -- work.

How much do you know about protective orders here in Tennessee? - II

In a previous post, our blog began discussing how even though most people are fully aware of some of the criminal consequences that can accompany a conviction on domestic abuse charges -- jail time, steep fines, criminal record, etc. -- they might not have a full appreciation of the collateral consequences.

Chattanooga ramps up efforts to combat domestic violence

Last week marked the official opening of the Family Justice Center here in Chattanooga. For those unfamiliar with the center, it is designed to provide victims of domestic violence with easy access to everything from medical assistance to legal counseling under a single roof.

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