If you are convicted of a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Tennessee , it can never be expunged from your criminal record. DUI charges in Tennessee are not eligible under T.C.A. 40-35-313 for judicial diversion as well. It is important to fight your case from the beginning of the case in order to avoid a DUI conviction.
A traffic stop can lead to charges if police find reason to believe a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol based on smells or documented behavior. When that driver is a football player for a Tennessee college, that traffic stop and subsequent arrest may be newsworthy. Recently, Tennessee player Charles Mosley was arrested after a traffic stop and now faces drunk driving charges.
Working for the Department of Children's Services can entail going into homes and spending time alone with families or individuals in that home environment. Any kind of alleged misconduct while on a home visit may be difficult to refute or prove in any way. One former caseworker for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services is currently under investigation for an alleged incident that took place during a home visit.
Most folks charged with a drunk driving offense (DUI) want to know the punishment. Here is the list of the punishment fir a DUI first offense in Tennessee.
As police attempted to pull over a man during a traffic stop, he fled and a chase ensued across two counties. As a result of being caught after the dual Tennessee county chase, the man faces charges in both jurisdictions. He faces drunk driving charges along with others.
One defense to breath alcohol DUI cases is the condition of the mouth cavity. Under Tennessee DUI law, a police officer must watch you for 20 minutes prior to the breath alcohol test. The reason is to make sure the mouth alcohol has dissipated from the mouth and you do not burp, hiccup, or regurgitate. The presence of mouth alcohol can influence the breath test result. What else can influence a reading of mouth alcohol?
Some criminal charges are seen as more sensational and newsworthy than others, particularly allegations related to sex. Sex crimes are exploited in the media, and the person accused can find him or herself the target of public scorn before the case even gets to court. The mere accusation of being involved in sex crimes in Tennessee can affect a person's reputation, livelihood and well-being.
A sexual assault charge can be difficult to deal with on a personal and legal level, and these cases can be highly personal and complicated in nature. When allegations of a sexual assault make the news, it can be even more challenging to handle. A Tennessee community is rattled after the arrest of a 23-year-old man. He faces sexual assault charges stemming from an incident involving an elderly lady.
When police pull over a vehicle for a traffic offense, such as speeding, those officers may investigate a situation further and pursue more serious charges if they feel it is appropriate to do so. This means a speeding violation or other infraction can lead to DUI charges or worse for a driver. A traffic stop in Tennessee recently went from a speeding situation to a man now facing his fifth charge for driving under the influence.