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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: TN

By Policy, Tennessee

TENNESSEE allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)) . BLUE STATES specifically provide for the inclusion of pets in protective/restraining orders. GRAY STATES do…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: TN

By Policy, Tennessee

TENNESSEE is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, It is a felony in Tennessee to record an in-person or phone conversation without the consent of at least one party, or with criminal or tortious intent. Offenders may also be subject to civil…

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