Evensville, TN asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: Can your arresting officer contact your employer and inform them of your arrest and reason for arrest?

I Live in Hamilton County Tennessee, I was on my way on from work and was pulled over by an officer due to my broken windshield. Long story short she took me to jail for possession of controlled substance (12.8G Cannabis to be exact) I Have epilepsy and have long used cannabis to help control my seizures and am a firm believer in its medical benifits. Then i find out the next day from my boss that we was/are fixing to do some work for the officer that arrested me (I'm an independent contractor that works for a general contractor) and while they were discussing the job she took it upon herself to tell him that "By the way I arrested one of your guys today for 12.8G of marijuana today" and even give him my name. If me and my boss didn't have such a great relationship and understood why i use cannabis, she could have cost me my job. Note: I haven't even been to court. P.S.- I already have a lawyer just looking for anyone that might have a definite answer.

Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes, most certainly. If the Officer lies then slander may occur on possibly a personal level, as well as by the Department.

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