Legal Resources

Legal Resources and Other Useful Information

Information on this page was gathered from various resources on the internet in order to provide useful information regarding the Tennessee Court Systems, Tennessee Laws as well as other information pertaining to legal matters.  

A conviction for a violent offense can result in a long prison sentence, a hefty fine, the loss of certain rights (such as the right to own a gun), and a permanent criminal record. Even first-time violent offenders can face serious consequences. For this reason, you must enlist an attorney who can work with prosecutors and defend you aggressively in court if necessary.

Hiring a lawyer as soon as possible is vital to the strength of your case. At The Law Office of Sandra L. Wells, we can provide you with a consultation to help you understand the steps involved in your case. Once engaged, we’ll do all that we can to help you combat your charges so that you can move forward with your life. To improve your chances of walking away from your charges with the best outcome possible, call The Law Office of Sandra L. Wells today.

Tennessee Court Information

The Tennessee Court Information links will provide useful information for the following counties: Williamson County Juvenile Court, Williamson County Circuit Court, Williamson County General Sessions Court, Williamson County Sheriff's Department and Jail and Inmate Information, Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk. Davidson County Juvenile Court, Davidson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Felony Offender Search, Board of Probation and Parole and the Davidson County Inmate Search.

Tennessee Code Annotated 

The Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) links will provide you information regarding our State laws. In T.C.A. § 39 you will find the Criminal Code which will tell give you certain information (Elements) to criminal offenses such as Simple Possession, Theft, Shoplifting, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Aggravated Burglary, Joyriding, Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, etc… You will also find what the punishment is for certain offenses.   In T.C.A. § 55 you will find provide you information as things that are sometimes called, "The Rules of the Road" as well as information regarding, DUI, Driving on a Revoked or Suspended License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, etc…

Tennessee Rules of Evidence

The TN Rules of Evidence link will provide you provide you with information such as Hearsay and the Exceptions to Hearsay, the Admissibility of Evidence, amongst other useful information.

Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure

The TN Rules of Criminal Procedure link will provide you with information such as Preliminary Hearings, Discovery, Trial and Appeal. These rules govern the procedure in all criminal proceedings conducted in all Tennessee courts of record. 


Legal Resources
The cost of the license varies according to the class of license you are making application for. Tennessee licenses expire every five years on the driver’s birthday evenly divisible by five (age 30, 35, 40 . . . 55, 60, 65, etc.).

To get new license holders on the “Drive for Five” cycle, your first license may be for a shorter or longer period than five years. Fees are pro-rated on the number of years and the same fees per year are paid for each license.

Accepted methods of payment for a Driver License and ID are Cash, Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Credit Cards.

Handgun Carry Permits are issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

In October of 1996, the Department of Safety began issuing handgun carry permits pursuant to Public Chapter 905. Prior to this change, handgun carry permits were issued by local sheriff's offices. Since October 1996, the Department of Safety has issued more than 339,000 handgun carry permits.

All gun owners should understand how a firearm operates before handling it.

In Tennessee, all applicants are required to submit proof of the successful completion of a department approved Handgun Safety Course within the past six (6) months. Call toll free 1-866-849-3548 to find out more information on handgun schools, locations and contact information.

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