Drinking in an Uber is Legal in Tennessee, but is it Smart?

Can Uber passengers drink alcohol in Tennessee? Despite Tennessee’s strict penalties for DUI for drivers who are caught drinking and driving, drinking is perfectly legal for passengers. There are ten states in the United States that allow the consumption of alcohol inside of a vehicle, and Tennessee is one of them. These states allow passengers…

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How Do You Prove a Breath Test Is False?

Breath tests are usually administered by law enforcement officers when they suspect that a person is driving under the influence of alcohol. Although many officers frequently use these devices to accuse drivers of a DUI, these tests are known to give false readings. If you blew into a breathalyzer and the results were positive, know…

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Can I Get Pulled Over If Someone Calls the Cops in Tennessee?

Law enforcement officers go through training to learn how to determine if a driver is driving while drunk or intoxicated, meaning that they are typically aware of several different behaviors that may indicate that a driver is impaired. However, the general rule is that in order for an officer to stop a vehicle and assess…

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Defenses to Charges for Driving While High on Weed

Ever since our neighboring states started decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana, Tennessee’s law enforcement has been on a tear trying to crack down on alleged drugged drivers. If you have been pulled over and then charged with driving while high on weed (or any other controlled substance), you want to speak with an experienced criminal defense…

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The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing DUI Charges in Tennessee

A DUI charge is a serious criminal offense that happens when an individual operates a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, presenting a significant risk to the driver, passengers and other drivers. Driving under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter drugs can also lead to DUI charges. To assist you in navigating this…

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My Ignition Interlock Broke; What Do I Do?

Tennessee requires drivers to install an ignition interlock device when their driving privileges have been taken away after drinking and driving. During this suspension period, they must keep the interlock device properly installed inside their car. However, it is not unusual for these devices to break or become damaged, which leads to individuals wondering what…

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Drunken Car Crash Explosion – Is the Alcohol Server Responsible?

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 38,824 fatal traffic accidents occurred in 2020, and 11,654 of those accidents were due to drunk driving crashes. Statistics for 2019 indicate that there was a 66% decrease in alcohol impaired driving fatalities since 1982. This is great news in the fight against drunk driving, but…

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Was Your DUI Stop the Result of Confirmation Bias?

Driving under the influence is a crime, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports about 32 people die every day from alcohol-related car crashes. It does not matter who you are, where you are going, or how many drinks you have had—driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous…

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What Is a Drug Recognition Expert?

Many people may not realize that even if you have not had anything to drink or done any illegal drugs, you can still be charged with a DUI in Franklin. But how does that make sense? All it takes to be charged with driving under the influence in Tennessee is being impaired enough where it…

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Can Acid Reflux Affect a DUI Test?

We all want our streets to be safe. Drivers need to act responsibly, but so do officers who pull over people who they suspect of driving while intoxicated. Police often rely on breath tests to determine if a driver is drunk behind the wheel – which is one of the reasons we advise you not…

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Can I Get a License in TN if I Got a DUI Out-of-State?

There are many factors in obtaining a driver’s license. Whether you are moving to Tennessee from another state or are renewing your license, it can be challenging to obtain a driver’s license when you have a DUI conviction out of state. It may depend on what state you got a DUI. If the state is…

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Will I Lose My Car Insurance for a DUI Charge?

Across the country, being charged with driving under the influence has serious criminal and financial repercussions. Tennessee has joined many states in cracking down on DUIs by way of criminal punishment through the courts, and license revocation through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Aside from criminal consequences, convicted DUI offenders may also immediately face obstacles…

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My Teenager Got a DUI; What Do I Do?

Teenagers and drunk driving are a serious problem across the country. That’s why many states, including Tennessee, provide that a driver under 21 can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .02 or more. (For adults, the limit is .08 or more.) The best protection for your…

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Tennessee DUI Laws and a Look Back at 2019 Statistics

One of the riskiest behaviors in which a person can participate is getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And, the consequences for drivers arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) are serious. If you are facing a DUI charge, is important understand the potential consequences. Tennessee law lays out the…

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Report Reveals That Ignition Interlock Devices Endanger Drivers

The consequences for a DUI conviction are severe. Even first-time offenders could spend time in jail, pay large fines, and have their licenses suspended. In some cases, offenders may be required to install and use an interlock ignition device (IID) on their vehicle when their driver’s license is restored. The charges for an IID include…

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