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Should a DUI mean police no longer need a search warrant to enter your home?

When the police enter a home, they generally need a search warrant -- or an exception to the search warrant requirement. While there are exceptions, when it comes to your home, the courts take the warrant requirement very seriously.

Study shows women are drinking more heavily and using more drugs this year

The pandemic has had all sorts of effects. People are driving less, but percentage rates of speeding, driving impaired, or engaging in other risky behavior is higher. Many people are at home with their families more, but they're experiencing significant loneliness. Reports of domestic violence are on the rise, perhaps driven by economic insecurity and other anxiety.

What happens if I refuse a breath alcohol test in Tennessee?

It could be a big deal, but you do have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test in Tennessee. Our state has an "implied consent" law. That means that the state presumes you consent to a breath or blood test upon being arrested for DUI or related charges. You can revoke that consent, but you will generally lose your driver's license.

Your Tesla's Autopilot won't keep you from getting a DUI

Recently, a group of friends posted a Tik Tok video in which, apparently intoxicated, they headed down the highway at 65 mph. They were singing an old Justin Bieber tune and drinking what appeared to be alcohol from open containers. The driver's seat was completely empty.

Over-the-counter medicines, including CBD, could impair driving

Did you know you can be arrested for DUI if you drive while impaired by legal, over-the-counter medications? It's true that some OTC medications can impair your driving, especially in combination with other medicines or with alcohol. If any substance impairs your driving, you can be charged with DUI if you drive while under its influence.

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