Mar 7, 2018

Court Monitoring for Drunk Driving Cases in Tennessee

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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