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DUI charges from a parent's point of view

Facing drunk driving charges is never easy, but there are certain instances where these charges are especially upsetting. For example, a parent who finds themselves charged with driving under the influence may worry about a wide variety of problems related to the charges and the impact that an unsuccessful outcome in court could have on their entire family. If you are in this position, it is essential to make sure that you have left no stones unturned as you go over your legal options.

Details of the one-leg stand test

If you have ever wondered how hard it could be possible for a person to really fail a field sobriety test in Tennessee, you should learn what is really involved in these tests. Once you know more about them, you may actually instead wonder how a person could ever actually pass one of these tests.

Tips for dealing with a sobriety checkpoint in Tennessee

In addition to making traffic stops based on probable cause, Tennessee law enforcement may also set up sobriety checkpoints to catch intoxicated drivers. Popular times and locations center around events or places that are likely to result in a higher level of drinking. The state government also posts advance notice of dates and places for checkpoints.

Non-alcohol DUI charges

You may associate a DUI charge with alcohol consumption. However, other substances may impair your driving ability and result in criminal charges. Driving under the influence of drugs is more common than you may think.

Williamson County, Tennessee DUI Alert

Being accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges in Franklin, Tennesee, can be tough. Prosecutors rarely reduce a DUI charge. Being charged as a multiple offender is even more difficult. Today's DUI alert is regarding bond conditions on second, third, or fourth offense DUI charges.

Someone spiked my drinks. Good DUI defense?

It is illegal in Tennessee for someone to spike your drink, even if the substance itself is legal. For example, say you are older than 21 and drinking something nonalcoholic. Without your knowledge, a person pours vodka into your drink. Since you are of age, it is legal for you to drink the vodka, but the spiking would still be illegal under the adulteration statute. This is because a spiked drink can alter someone's mental state or otherwise hurt a person.

You blew less than 0.08 percent. Why were you still arrested?

The current legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent. This is a reduction from the old limit, which was 0.15 percent. The 0.15 percent limit first went into effect in 1938, but in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related car accidents, the limit has gone down over the years. Efforts are also underway to reduce it even more. 

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