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An aggravated DUI is a charge for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol that carries enhanced penalties due to the severity of the circumstances and other mitigating factors...

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Tennessee, you may be wondering what punishments you may be facing if you are found guilty of this crime...

What Happens If You Decline a Breathalyzer or a Blood Test in Tennessee? If you are pulled over and asked to take a breathalyzer or blood test to check for potential impairment, you can face serious consequences if you decline this test. It is important to understand Tennessee’s implied consent law, the potential consequences for…

HB0039 DUI Offenses Tennessee law enforcement officers are required to follow very specific rules before they can arrest someone for suspicion of drunk driving. Additionally, new rules require them to go through a special process when seeking a blood test from a suspect. If these laws are not properly followed, evidence may be suppressed at…

What Happens If You Refuse to Take a Blood Test in Tennessee? If you are pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), you may panic and wonder what to do. Do you have to take a blood test? What happens if you don’t? Knowing your rights and understanding the penalties associated with…

College Underage Drinking and Disorderly Conduct College students should know that the state of Tennessee has harsh penalties for those individuals under the age of 21 who are found driving under the influence (DUI), in possession of alcohol, or with false identification. Tennessee also enforces public safety laws that make it illegal to disturb the…

Why Do People Fail Field Sobriety Tests? Field sobriety tests have become the gold standard for law enforcement officers in determining whether an individual is impaired. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded these field sobriety tests are indeed reliable indicators of alcohol impairment. Then why, in some cases, does the…

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…

Avoiding Bonnaroo Citations and Arrests Don't let an arrest ruin your weekend Historically, this June weekend in Tennessee is one when 70 to 90 thousand music lovers commemorate for four days of sunshine, partying and rock and roll, as part of the annual Bonnaroo festivities. However, this year the stakes are higher for Bonnaroo participants…

Palcohol – What is it and is it Safe? A new fad in alcohol consumption has led to significant controversy Just this March, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a new form of alcohol for sale and consumption. Powdered alcohol, known as Palcohol, is becoming the latest beverage trend. Palcohol is…

Tennesee DUI Arrests On the Rise With DUI arrests increasing, it is important to know your rights Driving under the influence, also known as DUI, is one of the most common types of criminal defense cases that many people face. Recent statistics indicate that DUI cases are on the rise. According to the Tennessee Bureau…

Driving Under the Influence Now Commonly Drugs Not Alcohol As prescription drug use rises, so do prescription drug-related DUI cases   Historically, the term driving under the influence, DUI, was inherently associated with driving under the influence of alcohol. In recent years, however, Tennessee courts are increasingly dealing with DUID cases, or driving under the…

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