Can a Misdemeanor Take Away My Right to Carry a Gun?

The short answer is yes. The State has prohibited possession and denied the purchase of firearms for people with misdemeanor convictions that would otherwise be legal to purchase, own, and conceal carry firearms. Some Tennesseans, never being informed their rights were being limited, have attempted to purchase firearms, and learned the hard way. Most [...]

2023-12-12T03:00:46+07:00 December 12th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Transdermal and DUI Enhancements in Tennessee

Transdermal Devices and DUIs – Last July, the Tennessee legislature changed the DUI statute creating a requirement for a person charged with a DUI to wear a transdermal device or have an ignition interlock device put on their vehicle within 10 days of being arrested. The person must wear the transdermal device or have the ignition interlock [...]

2023-11-08T03:12:43+07:00 November 8th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Weapons on School Property Laws

Weapons on School Property – Two new laws passed that affect one’s ability to carry a weapon onto school property. The first allows adults to carry a pocketknife on school property while voting in elections, so long as the knife always remains concealed, and the school is their designated polling place. The second law allows [...]

2023-11-08T03:10:24+07:00 November 8th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Tennessee’s Move Over Law Just Got Tougher

Move Over Law – Titled the “Jabari Bailey Highway Safety Act,” this law increases penalties for those who fail to move over or slow down for stationary vehicles on the side of the road. Previously, only emergency vehicles were included in this statute; however, now any stationary vehicle on the side of the road could [...]

2023-11-08T03:08:39+07:00 November 8th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Can you be arrested for seeking help if you overdose?

Immunity from Prosecution for Overdosing – Updating an older law, new language in Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-1-156(b) states, “Any person who is experiencing a drug overdose and who in good faith seeks medical assistance for or is the subject of a request for medical assistance shall not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for a [...]

2023-11-08T03:06:17+07:00 November 8th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Silas Gable Flatt Law

“Silas Gable Flatt” Law – This new law, found in Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-10-456, now makes it an offense for a person to “knowingly provide a motor vehicle to another person who the provider of the vehicle knows, or reasonably should know is under the influence of an intoxicant, marijuana, controlled substance” etc. It [...]

2023-11-08T03:03:07+07:00 November 8th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Tennessee’s Constitutional Carry Law and Your DUI

Do you know what “Constitutional Carry” really means for the citizens of Tennessee? As of July 1, 2021, Tennessee enacted legislation regarding possession of firearms that most referred to as the catchy but misleading title of “Constitutional Carry”. The Tennessee legislature, with the signature of Governor Lee, signed into law changes to the already [...]

2023-11-08T03:14:23+07:00 November 12th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Attorney Frank Lannom Teaches DUI Seminar for TACDL

Frank Lannom was honored to once again be on the faculty of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's Annual DUI Seminar held in New Orleans. The All Star faculty came from all over Tennessee and multiple other states and included Rob McKinney, Doug Aaron, Steve Oberman and others. If you're in need of representation, [...]

2021-10-27T23:14:27+07:00 October 27th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Frank Lannom Elected President of TACDL

Lebanon attorney Frank Lannom has been elected president of the Tennessee Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, as reported in The Wilson Post. “It was TACDL with its training, teaching and mentorship of young lawyers that propelled me to where I am today,” Lannom said in a news release from the organization. “I will continue to [...]

2021-10-27T00:08:49+07:00 October 27th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Driving While Impaired and Prescribed Anti-Depressants

Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Lannom Driving While Impaired The common procedure for DUI questioning and arrest involves the question “Have you taken a drug prior to driving?”. Given the widespread use of anti-depressants, many drivers will volunteer the use of commonly prescribed drugs such as Paxil, Zoloft, and Lexapro. Charging officers and Prosecutors [...]

2020-06-30T00:56:57+07:00 June 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments