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April 2012 Archives

What Penalties Might You Face if Convicted of DUI in Tennessee?

There can be serious consequences, both legally and financially, if you are convicted of drunk driving in Tennessee. Whether you have been charged with your first DUI, or have had multiple Tennessee DUI offenses, it is important that you are aware of all the potential penalties you may face.

Bill Mandating DUI Blood Tests in Tennessee Passes House

A bill recently passed the Tennessee House which would allow judges to compel drivers to take a blood test if they refuse to take a breath alcohol test at the time of arrest. The vote on the bill was 52-33, just two more votes than the required number to clear the chamber.

Why Not Wait to Hire an Attorney Right Before the Court Date?

For a variety of reasons many DUI-accused individuals wait too long to hire an attorney to represent them in court. In this blog entry, we will try to give several explanations as to why you should immediately contact a lawyer as soon as you are released from jail. (See also the earlier article on our website by Jerry H. Summers as to how you should choose an attorney.)

Nashville DUI Arrests on the Rise

Despite having less financial resources for enforcement, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Metro police have significantly increased the amount of people arrested for DUI. So far this year, Metro police have arrested 918 individuals for DUI compared to 632 during the same period in 2011.

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