As of July 1, 2019, the Tennessee Legislature repealed the Motor Vehicle Habitual Offenders Act (HMVO). Although Tennessee offenders may no longer be declared Habitual Motor Vehicle Offenders, those who were declared HMVO prior to the change in Tennessee law are still not permitted to drive until their Tennessee HMVO status is lawfully terminated.
In order to reinstate an offender’s driving privileges, the offender should retain a Tennessee lawyer experienced in Habitual Motor Vehicle Cases to file the appropriate paperwork and petition the court for reinstatement of driving privileges. Only once a reinstatement petition is granted, may the motorist obtain a valid Tennessee driver’s license from the Tennessee Department of Safety
Tennessee Penalties Toughest In U.S.
Criminal penalties for many crimes are going to increase substantially in Tennessee as of July 1, 2022. Certain crimes committed on and after that date in Tennessee will carry some of the toughest penalties in the United States due to […]Read More
Illnesses May Be Mistaken For Intoxication
A good DUI defense lawyer will spend sufficient time conferring with one’s client to determine whether the arresting officer mistook the client’s medical condition as intoxication.Unfortunately, this mistake occurs every day—often presenting with people suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), […]Read More
Tennessee Handgun Law Defense
As of April 8, 2021, Tennessee created an exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Accordingly, it is now a defense to T.C.A. 39-17-1307 if a person meets the age requirements, lawfully possesses the handgun, and is […]Read More