DUI

Aug 21, 2019

Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer for a First-Time DUI?

By |August 21st, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

The quick answer to this questions is definitely yes. A first-time DUI conviction has serious criminal and civil consequences. A skilled lawyer works to have the charges dismissed, to have blood tests and other key evidence suppressed, and to obtain acquittals before judges and juries. In some cases, the lawyer may be able to plea [...]

Aug 8, 2019

Can a Passenger Be Charged with a DUI?

By |August 8th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

The short is answer is yes, a passenger can be charged with a DUI. There are several reasons a police officer may charge a passenger with a DUI: Uncertainty. The police may charge a passenger if they are not sure who was driving – so they charge everyone that was in the car. This uncertainty [...]

Jun 12, 2019

How Not to Respond to Field Sobriety DUI Tests

By |June 12th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Wish TV reported on May 30, 2019, that a woman suspected of driving under the influence gave a text-book response to the Carter County deputy who requested she submit to field sobriety tests. Unfortunately, the text-book reply covered pretty much everything you shouldn’t do if requested to take a field sobriety test. The woman driver [...]

Dec 19, 2018

DUI Checkpoints: What You Should Know

By |December 19th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Police need a reasonable suspicion that someone is driving while intoxicated before they can stop and question them. Examples of reasonable suspicion include a driver who isn’t following traffic laws, is weaving in and out of traffic, or who has an open bottle of beer in their car. Tennessee, like most states, allows for an [...]

Nov 21, 2018

DUIs and Administrative License Suspensions

By |November 21st, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

In Tennessee, if you arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Tennessee Department of Safety (DOS) will normally seek to suspend your license. There are two basic reasons the DOS will seek to suspend your license through an administrative process. The first is due to being charged with a DUI. The second is [...]

Oct 17, 2018

Boating Under the Influence

By |October 17th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Driving under the influence doesn’t just apply to vehicles. Anyone who operates a vessel can be charged with an equivalent charge called Boating under the influence (BUI). A vessel includes most types of water vehicles such as motorboats, commercial boats, or any boat that is subject to registration and is used to transport people. Boat [...]

Oct 3, 2018

Reasons DUI Criminal Charges May Be Dismissed Before Trial

By |October 3rd, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Driving under the influence (DUI) charges can be dismissed before the actual trial begins. Sometimes, the prosecution may dismiss the case on their own because of known defects in their case. Usually, DUI cases are dismissed because of persuasive criminal defense lawyer arguments and motions. Defendants should regularly plead not guilty to DUI charges because [...]

Sep 6, 2018

Nonstandard Field Sobriety Tests

By |September 6th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Any driver who is stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated will likely be asked by the police officer to submit to field sobriety tests. If the driver fails the field tests, the officer will then usually ask the driver to submit to chemical breath or blood tests. There are three standardized tests that officers [...]

Mar 7, 2018

Court Monitoring for Drunk Driving Cases in Tennessee

By |March 7th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) initiated its court monitoring program in 2006. Volunteers attend the judicial proceedings for drunk driving cases to make sure that the law is being enforced and prosecuted. Volunteers attend the judicial proceedings for drink driving cases and they document every step of the judicial process. Court monitoring is currently going [...]

Nov 22, 2017

Tips for Avoiding a DUI This Holiday

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

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, we tend to start gathering for the holidays. For many, that means get-togethers, dinners, and parties with food and alcohol. It sometimes feels like a nonstop party from November to January and, unsurprisingly, DUI arrests are highest between Thanksgiving and New Year's weekend. Thanksgiving Eve [...]

Sep 6, 2017

A Field Guide to Tennessee Sobriety Checkpoints

By |September 6th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

DUI checkpoints, or sobriety checkpoints, are on the rise in Tennessee. Police officers will section off part of an intersection or roadway in order to slowly filter cars through in a line. Legally, officers can check any car in the line for sobriety or a suspicion of drunk driving. When you are pulled over at [...]

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 [...]

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