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.
There is an adverse list of consequences associated with a drunk driving conviction in Tennessee, and it is lengthy.
The above headline for today's blog entry might reasonably have a few extra words tacked on to it, namely these: especially when it happens to me.
When police officers and prosecutors state that what they assert in a criminal law matter is the flat-out truth and that there is absolutely no doubt about it, there's no need for a criminal defendant and his or her defense counsel to question anything, is there?
Almost immediately after your DUI arrest, you may have sensed that things could go very badly for you. If you refused to take a blood alcohol test, officers probably warned you of Tennessee's implied consent law, which means the court could suspend your license if you don't submit to the test. Even if this was your first offense, you could be facing time in jail in addition to substantial fines, fees and other penalties.
If you're an avid football fan (in Tennessee, hardly a select club), chances are you're not quite ready to cave in on the current NFL season, which has one game yet to go.
Each year, Nashville police crack down on DUI enforcement over the holidays, and 2016 was no different. If you are one of the many people who were charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you are probably wondering if you should fight the charges or just plead guilty.
Sometimes it is hard to explain the reactions some people have to emergency personnel. Some are happy and grateful for the assistance, and others react with fear. One man in Tennessee is accused of assaulting police and firefighters as they tried to help him. The man is now facing drunk driving and other serious criminal charges as a result of his actions.