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January 2017 Archives

What Happens To Insurance Rates After A Teen DUI?

After a teenager gets a DUI, the loss of the teen's driver's license and possible criminal penalties are not the only concerns for the teen - or the teen's parents. Insurance premiums will increase significantly, whether the teen is covered on a family policy or has coverage on a separate policy. If the teen is covered on a family policy, some insurance companies will even drop coverage entirely.

What Happens If I Catch A Charge While On Probation?

Probation violations occur everyday in Tennessee. Once someone goes on probation in Tennessee, they agree to follow the rules of probation. The rules of probation set out in writing what you are supposed to do while you are on probation. One of the main rules is not to get arrested on a new charge while on probation or catch a new charge.

When Are You Too Stoned to Drive in Tennessee?

Under Tennessee's DUI law you can be charged with a DUI or drugged driving if you are under the influence of marijuana. How does the police determine if your too stoned to drive? The Marshall Project recently examined that same question but on a national scale.

Three directions a DUI charge can take you

After being charged with a DUI it is only normal to wonder what your options are moving forward. Depending on the circumstances, you may be facing no charges or may be facing jail time. Because the range of outcomes is so vast, it is important to know some basic facts about what the possible outcomes are after being charged with a DUI in Tennessee.

Are The Contents Of Your Computer Really Private?

What happens when a computer repairman uncovers evidence of illegal acts on a computer the repairman is servicing? The right thing to do is for the repairman to alert law enforcement authorities. But a case in California has revealed a troubling relationship between the FBI and some employees of a leading national computer service provider. It raises serious questions involving the Fourth Amendment and a person's reasonable expectation of privacy.

Pedestrian Deaths in Nashville

Nashville ranks as the 37th most dangeroues city for pedestrian deaths in the country. Sometimes pedestrian deaths lead to vehicular homicide charges.According to a report by the Tennessean, 209 pedestrians were struck and killed in Nashville in a ten year period ending in 2014. I thought the number was much higher. My office is downtown near the A.A.Birch Building. I drive downtown every work day. I constantly see pedestrians fail to use the cross walk, wearing earbuds, darting across the roads in traffic. There are near misses everyday.

Backpage and Nashville Prostitution Charges

Backpage ads go hand in hand with Nashville,Tn. patronizing prostitution charges. Most Nashville prostitution cases start with a false ad set up by the police. A unsuspecting person answers the ad. A confidential informant answers the door and the sting starts. It usually ends with the issuance of a criminal citation for patronizing prostitution.

Getting Off The Tennessee Sex Offender Registry

Having to register as a sex offender is one of the worst consequences getting convicted for a sex offense. It brands you in the eyes of the public. It prevents you from working in certain occupations and living in certain places. And your Tennessee driver's license will be tagged to indicate that you are an offender.

Why Does It Take So Long For a Blood Alcohol Test In Tennessee?

One question I am asked is why does it take so long for the blood alcohol test to be reported. Here is the answer. Most of the blood alcohol samples are tested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). The TBI has three labs for 95 Tennessee counties. Once the blood specimen is drawn, it is the local law enforcement agency to get the sample to the TBI. It could spend days or weeks at the police department.It is usually taken to a drop box outside the lab.

Why Does It Take So Long For a Blood Alcohol Test In Tennessee ?

One question I am asked is why does it take so long for the blood alcohol test take so long to be tested. Here is the answer. Most of the blood alcohol samples are tested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).  The TBI has three labs for 95 Tennessee counties. Once the blood speciman is drawn, it is the local law enforcement agency to get the sample to the TBI. It could spend days or weeks at the police department.It is usually taken to a drop box outside the lab.

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