Serious Traffic Offenses

Dec 29, 2015

Balancing Privacy and Protection: Tennessee Law Enforcement’s Use of Body Cameras and Dash Cams

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In October of 2014, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times and killed by a police officer in Chicago. The whole event was captured on the dashboard camera of another police patrol car on the scene. The dash cam footage was not released until November 2015, which is 13 months after the incident. The footage [...]

Jan 24, 2015

The Results Are in From the “No Refusal” Safety Campaign

By |January 24th, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI, Serious Traffic Offenses, Uncategorized|0 Comments

During the New Year weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a “no refusal” safety campaign. The campaign allowed troopers to call a judge on the phone to obtain a warrant for a blood test for any drivers who refused a breath test after being stopped for suspicion of DUI. The THP set up sobriety and [...]

Dec 4, 2014

Driving Drunk? Please Don’t Bring the Kids Along

By |December 4th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, DUI, Serious Traffic Offenses, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Driving drunk with kids in the car is child endangerment. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD),20% of children aged 14 and younger who were killed in auto accidents in 2012 were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. MADD says that drunk driving with a child in the car elevates this criminal act to child abuse. In [...]