Distracted driving in Tennessee is still a problem even with a state law that bans the practice of texting and driving. It appears that many motorists believe that police officers won’t stop and cite them for breaking anti-texting rules. Also, a “texting” ticket does not put points on one’s driving record.
When the topic of drunk driving comes up, most people think the worst. They assume that the accused person is guilty before they even hear the particular circumstances involved in the case. Even though this flies in the face of "innocent until proven guilty," it is understandable in a way. Portrayals of drunk drivers have made it so that the public at large has nothing but disdain for them, even though extenuating circumstances could be involved in a DUI case.
We stated in our immediately preceding blog post that, "In recent years, and with progressively growing momentum, media outlets are emphasizing white collar crime."
When was the last time you picked up a newspaper (for those of you who even do that anymore in our digital world) and noticed a white collar crime-related tale buried on an inside page?
One prominent advocate of a law enforcement program that targets illegal immigrants lauds its alleged upsides, which he says include the positive results it will bring by lessening overcrowded jails and reducing outlays that local governments spend in crime-fighting efforts.
If you made a mistake and got behind the wheel of your car after drinking, you may face charges for drunk driving. A conviction could jeopardize job opportunities, college admission and college scholarships. Of course, you could also face criminal penalties.