Criminal law is enforced primarily at the state level. While the types of conduct criminalized don't vary much from state to state, the way in which these laws are enforced often does. Tennessee Criminal laws include provisions for violent crimes such as assault and battery, robbery, sexual assault, and the various types of homicide.
Often the general public does not realize that even driving under the influence (DUI) is considered a criminal offense. The DUI laws in Tennessee have many components including blood alcohol concentration limits for adults and minors. If at any point you are facing criminal charges of any kind, it is best to speak to an attorney about your options.