DUI

Jul 13, 2017

Don’t Get a Day-After-DUI in Tennessee

By |July 13th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

When you've been drinking, you know it’s unsafe and not smart to get behind the wheel. Most people who imbibe know they should never drive after alcohol-related festivities. To be sure, many law abiding Tennesseans have done their best during a night of drinking: they have enlisted a designated driver, or decided to stay in [...]

Jun 22, 2017

Tennessee DUIs and Mandatory Blood Draws

By |June 22nd, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

In June of last year, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that mandatory warrantless blood draws at DUI stops are unconstitutional and too intrusive. Although police can still mandate onsite breathalyzers without a warrant, warrantless searches are generally only intended for extraordinary circumstances. Blood draws at DUI stops do not fall under this [...]

Jun 8, 2017

Busted at Bonnaroo? Better Call a Lawyer

By |June 8th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

Great music, great people, and good times—that's what Bonnaroo is known for nationwide. People flock to Coffee County and Middle Tennessee each year to enjoy themselves and experience one of the country’s premier music festivals. In recent years, however, Bonnaroo’s patrons have been under increasing scrutiny from law enforcement officials looking to make quick arrests [...]

May 25, 2017

Are Tennessee Field Sobriety Tests Reliable?

By |May 25th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

No one likes to see flashing lights in their rearview mirror when driving on the highway. And if you’ve been speeding, or have disobeyed some traffic law, you can feel even worse. But what happens when an officer asks if you’ve been drinking? It can be alarming to hear the words, “Step out of the [...]

May 11, 2017

What Your Third DUI Means in Tennessee

By |May 11th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Tennessee can mean complicated legal battles, negotiation with authorities, and even some mandatory punishments. If you’ve had previous DUIs, you know there are associated fines, other penalties, and mandatory jail time (the length of which can depend on your blood alcohol content at the time of arrest). DUI offenses [...]

Jan 26, 2017

NHTSA Pushes Controversial Alcohol Detection Technology for All Cars

By |January 26th, 2017|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alcohol-impaired driving is a national problem that is unnecessarily costing the lives of thousands of people each year. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made a commitment to funding the study of technology that promises to end drunk driving. Called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), The NHTSA wants to have [...]

Jan 19, 2017

Avoiding Arrest on Drug Charges at Bonnaroo and Protecting Your Rights

By |January 19th, 2017|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Each summer, a farm in Manchester gets transformed into Bonnaroo, a massive, four-day music and arts festival. People travel to middle Tennessee from all over the region to partake in the hedonistic celebration that seems to be a hotbed of criminal activity. Bonnaroo just announced the 2017 lineup, which does not look like it is [...]

Dec 7, 2016

Debunking False Positive Readings with Tennessee Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI

By |December 7th, 2016|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tennessee has required ignition interlock devices for those convicted of DUI with a BAC of 0.08 percent or greater since 2013, and then in July 2016 a new law went into effect that, "Revises the interlock law to make an ignition interlock device required unless the judge makes specific findings that the person seeking the [...]

Aug 31, 2016

Tips for Avoiding a DUI & Staying Safe on Labor Day

By |August 31st, 2016|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

At several different times during a year, Tennessee law enforcement conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to deter drunk drivers from endangering themselves and others by driving drunk. With Labor Day approaching, there will be parties and barbeques and sporting events celebrating the last official weekend of summer. People will be serving and drinking alcohol [...]

Apr 27, 2016

Tennessee Makes Progress to Strengthen Mandatory Ignition Interlocks and Improve DUI Conviction Reporting

By |April 27th, 2016|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tennessee is making great strides towards strengthening the punishment for DUI offenders. A bill that would require an ignition interlock device for 120 for second-time DUI offenders has passed the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill would also require that DUI arrest and conviction records be shared with every Tennessee court and judge immediately. The [...]

Apr 21, 2016

Questioning the Legality of Drug Testing Kits at Music Festivals like Bonnaroo

By |April 21st, 2016|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

For five days each summer, the Old McAllister 750 acre farm located outside of Manchester, Tennessee becomes the sixth largest city in Tennessee, jam-packed with nearly 100,000 people when Bonnaroo comes to town. The largest music festival in the United States, Bonnaroo takes over the sleepy little town of Manchester with its 10,000 residents located [...]

Mar 10, 2016

Bonnaroo Planning & Survival Tips

By |March 10th, 2016|DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whether you have been attending Bonnaroo since the beginning, or this is your first season at the summer music festival, you likely know that there are several versions of Bonnaroo survival guides floating around online. There are basically two flavors for these guides: the first is kind of an underground publication prepared by seasoned Bonnaroovians [...]

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