DUI

Nov 21, 2018

DUIs and Administrative License Suspensions

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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