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Did your friend get you in trouble for crack possession?

Let's say you're riding with a friend in his car on the way to work in the morning. You've done it every day for years because it's a great way to save on gas and tolls. Unbeknownst to you, though, your friend is addicted to crack cocaine. The drug, as well as several crack pipes, are rolling around underneath your passenger seat.

How does Tennessee rank among DUI states? Recent report tells all

It is safe to say that all American states have worked to deter drunk driving in recent years. Tennessee is no exception, with lawmakers imposing harsh penalties on those convicted of a DUI/DWI. Even a first offense is serious in Tennessee, resulting in penalties such as 48 hours in jail, costly fines, loss of driving privileges and several others.

What conditions make it illegal to have a gun in Tennessee?

No one would argue about the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. At the same time, many Tennessee residents believe in the right to arm themselves within the bounds of the law. It is when the line between these two concerns—disarming dangerous individuals and legally arming oneself—becomes blurred that problems can occur.

What you need to know about drug trafficking/ distribution

The United States has been engaged in a "war on drugs" for over four decades. Perhaps spurred on by the drug culture that emerged so flamboyantly during the 1960s, President Nixon declared a war on drugs in 1971. Since that time, lawmakers have increasingly tried to up the ante for Americans arrested for drug crimes.

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