Tennessee law regarding child pornography mirrors those set forth in federal law. Sex crimes involving these offenses fall into three broad categories -- sexual exploitation of a minor, aggravated exploitation of a minor and especially aggravated exploitation of a minor. Each category covers a different aspect of child pornography.
The trucking industry is highly regulated, and one way that those regulations are enforced is through the use of weigh stations situated along the highways of the country. Many people are under the impression that all they do at these stations is weigh the trucks. However, the officers who staff these stations are also checking to ensure that the trucks are in good working order and that the drivers are unimpaired. For example, a trucker was recently arrested for being impaired after the administration of field sobriety tests conducted at a weigh station here in Tennessee.
When a Tennessee resident is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, it is necessary to ascertain the level of alcohol the individual has in his or her system at the time. Anyone with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or above is considered to be legally intoxicated. Three different blood alcohol tests can be used to determine whether an individual is drunk -- they are the breath test, blood test and urine test.
In June 2015, at least one tractor-trailer was involved in an eight-vehicle crash in a construction zone on a Tennessee highway. Six people lost their lives and 18 others suffered a variety of injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken into custody on charges that include six counts of vehicular homicide.
Being accused of a crime can be frightening for any Tennessee resident. The penalties associated with many crimes such as sexual assault can be severe and alter your life forever. If you are facing sexual assault charges, contact an attorney right away.
As the internet grew, law enforcement agencies here in Tennessee and elsewhere developed cyber crime divisions in order to police it. New laws were passed to make certain online activities illegal. The penalties for many of these new crimes such as viewing child pornography online can be severe.