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Firefighter could lose his job if convicted of Tennessee DUI

With any DUI conviction in Tennessee comes the threat of losing one's license. That is daunting enough for any defendant. For a defendant whose career depends on being able to drive, however, a drunk driving conviction can be significantly more impactful and damaging to his life.

It could take just one drink for a minor to be charged with DUI

In Tennessee, there is really no sympathy for the fact that teenagers experiment and make mistakes. Whereas a driver 21 or over would be charged with DWI with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08, a 16-year-old with a BAC level of 0.02 would face an underage DUI charge in Tennessee.

Fatal Tennessee drunk driving crash leads to 8-year sentence

The age of 23 is relatively young, especially when put into context. Eight years accounts for more than one-third of the life that a young Tennessee DUI defendant has lived. He was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident and faces both civil and criminal penalties for his role in the incident.

Another state reassesses use of breath tests in DUI cases

We generally stick to Tennessee criminal law matters on this drunk driving blog, but sometimes matters from out of state send a message to all states. Currently, a district attorney in Pennsylvania is supporting the argument that breathalyzer tests are not reliable sources of drunk driving evidence.

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