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Can I go to jail for violating Tennessee's Stay at home order due to COVID-19?

Can I go to jail for violating Tennessee's Stay at home order due to COVID-19?

Yes. And one District Attorney over Shelby County, Tennessee has stated just that. How many other counties in Tennessee will also implement a policy similar is up to the individual DA.

There are 31 Judicial Districts in Tennessee. Find out what district you're in, who your DA is and if they implemented a policy such as the DA in Shelby County, TN.

Do your part and stay home unless it's an essential as defined by the Governor here. We support our Governor and what he said:

“The month of April stands to be an extremely tough time for our state as we face the potential for a surge in COVID-19 cases,” said Lee. “Every Tennessean must take this seriously, remain at home and ensure we save lives.”

Everyone do your part, avoid possibly getting arrested and know brighter days are ahead. Prepare and plan during this time to come out better than when you started.

What do you really want out of this life? Plan and pursue that.