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peanut223

Disturbing the Peace

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Could you tell me the legal definition of Disturbing the Peace in the State of Tennessee. Does this law only apply to people or can a person be held accountable for their dog barking and disturbing the neighbors?

I was told by a friend that this law doesn't cover dog barking.

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Howsabout asking local law enforcement? They would know whether the local city/county has a noise ordinance that's relevant in terms of citing folks (I seriously doubt this would involve a criminal act/misdeameanor as implied by "disturbing the peace" however). If there's no noise ordinance locally, I'm afraid you'd need to lobby the local government to pass one. Meanwhile, you'd also have to talk with a local civil litigation attorney and be prepared to spend money if you didn't want to wait for such an ordinance to pass (if it ever would) and pursue a civil nuisance claim.

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