Silas Gable Flatt Law

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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 is further 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 a person whose driver’s license has been suspended or revoked by the court” unless the person receiving the vehicle has been granted a restricted driver’s license and the vehicle is being provided for a purpose permissible under the court order granting the restricted license. A violation of this offense is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted of this offense, there is a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 48 hours for a first conviction; a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 72 hours for a second conviction; and a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 7 days for a third or subsequent conviction.

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