TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 25, 2012

East Tennessee court clerks are gearing up to enforce a mandatory license revocation law that went into effect last July. The law gave defendants owing court costs from criminal cases one year to comply or lose their drivers' licenses. Clerks have mixed feelings, saying the law will result in many more defendants driving illegally on revoked licenses, require a lot more record-keeping, but also gives them another enforcement tool in collecting court costs. Anderson County Criminal Court Judge Don Elledge doesn't seem to be looking forward to it: "It's going to be a huge mess," he says. The News Sentinel has the story