Drugged Driving Fatalities Outnumber Those from Drunk Driving Drug use was a factor in 43 percent of the fatal car accidents in 2015, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. This figure surpasses the 37 percent of drivers nationwide who tested above the legal limit for alcohol.…

Why You Should Have a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tennessee Innocent until proven guilty. That is the premise of the American criminal justice system: someone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. If you have been charged with a crime, the prosecution must prove you committed the crime,…

Ignition Interlock Devices Reduce DUI Deaths   Does an ignition interlock device deter drivers from driving under the influence (DUI)? Yes, according to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, reports that states that require ignition interlocks for all…

Underage Binge Drinking Has Serious Consequences The recent death of a freshman at Miami University in Ohio due to a night of binge drinking puts the issue of underage binge drinking back in the headlines. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), excessive drinking among underage youth is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths…

Murfreesboro DUI Attorneys Defending Drivers Charged with Implied Consent Violations Tennessee motorists give up rights when they get a driver’s license that may require experience defense counsel A driving under the influence charge in Tennessee can lead to fines, loss of driving privileges and even incarceration for anyone who is convicted. The use of chemical…

Effective Defense Strategies for Beating DUI Charges in Tennessee Do not assume you are guilty before speaking with a qualified Tennessee DUI attorney In 2014, Tennessee officials arrested 26,810 individuals for driving while intoxicated (DUI). These serious charges can lead to jail time, significant fines, participation in court-ordered substance abuse programs and license suspension or…

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill to Increase Prison Time for Multiple DUIs Harsher penalties highlight need for effective legal counsel Tennessee lawmakers recently voted to increase the penalties for those who repeatedly violate the state's laws against driving while intoxicated (DUI), while reducing the consequences for possessing small quantities of illegal drugs. Although proposed changes stalled…

Drugged Driving: The New Drunk Driving? Drivers caught driving under the influence may be using drugs, not alcohol Even as teenagers, before we can legally drink, we are warned about the dangers of drinking and driving. Television campaigns portray devastating accidents caused by drunk driving to deter the behavior, and those involved in accidents caused…

Driver’s License Restoration after a DUI One of the most serious consequences associated with a DUI offense in Tennessee is the revocation of your driver’s license. The period of the revocation depends on the particular facts of your case, but can be as long as 10 years. During this period, it is illegal to drive, making it difficult to get from place…

What to Do at a DUI Checkpoint Cooperation with law enforcement is key The United States Supreme Court has ruled that DUI checkpoints are legal. This means that all drivers stopped at the checkpoint, even though law enforcement has no probable cause that anyone is driving under the influence, are subject to examination. Tennessee law…