Davidson County District Attorney declines to prosecute driving on a suspended license where underlying suspension is for unpaid fines and fees

In Tennessee, Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk announced that he will stop prosecuting driver’s license violations that result from failure to pay fines and fees, such as driving on a suspended license. His office predicts that this policy change could keep 12,000 charges out of Nashville courtrooms over the next year.

“I only get 65 ADAs,” Funk said, referring to his team of prosecutors. “I want them working on violent crime.”

You can read more about the policy change via Tennessean.

Adam Tamburin (article author), DA Glenn Funk