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March 2013 Archives

Police power in DUI arrests tested before TN Supreme Court

Three Tennessee courts have already agreed that a suspect shouldn't have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2009. Now, the state Supreme Court will have a chance to weigh in.

Tennessee Titan star acquitted of DUI charges

Driving under the influence charges are not something one wants to take lightly. The repercussions from just the accusation can be severe. If a conviction is obtained, the effects can be life changing. If the defendant happens to be a high-profile individual, the media is sure to make any hay it can of the situation. All these elements reinforce the wisdom that it's important to contact an attorney when DUI charges are pending.

2 years solitary without trial for DWI prompts $15M damage award

The filing of charges of driving under the influence or driving while impaired seem to becoming so common in Tennessee that they almost seem to warrant little attention. But as we have often said, such accusations are not trivial and deserve to be handled with as much resolve as any criminal case to achieve the best possible outcome for the person accused.

Fatal DUI victim's home county urges passage of 'Dustin's Law'

Police are for it. A lot of lawmakers are for it. This week, leaders in the county where Dustin Ledford's family lives put the full weight of their approval behind a bill that would make it easier for Tennessee authorities to bring the law to bear more harshly on individuals suspected of causing a fatal accident while driving impaired.

Enforcement flaw prompts felony DUI charge dismissal

One should never underestimate the importance of thoroughness in the preparation of the defense of a criminal case. It doesn't matter if the accusation is a relatively minor first-offense for drunk driving or if a history of previous convictions has elevated the issue to a felony DUI charge. Penalties under Tennessee law are strict and mounting a defense that delivers the best possible outcome requires meticulous attention to detail.


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