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How drivers get back on the road after a DUI

According to the Tennessee state government website, at least 4,600 people have been involved in alcohol-related accidents in the state as of the third week of November 2016. Those who are convicted of a first-offense DUI have an interlock device installed in their vehicles and are subject to two days in jail. A second offender must be sent to jail for a minimum of 45 days while a third offender may lose his or her license for up to 10 years.

The process of expungement

Tennessee residents who have been arrested or convicted of a crime may be interested to know whether they would qualify for an expungement. This is the legal procedure that seals or erases the legal record of an arrest or conviction. The state and county in which the arrest or conviction occurred will determine the availability of expungement and how the process takes place.

Legal second chances not impossible, but not easy

Most of the major religions have something of an escape clause in the arrangements they have with their followers. For example, in the Catholic tradition, if you commit an infraction of the Ten Commandments, there is a means to have such sins absolved through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

First-time Tennessee DUI offenders face lifetime of consequences

A recent opinion piece in The Tennessean expressed frustration about the severity of Tennessee's treatment of first-time DUI offenders. The concerns expressed are likely shared by many in the state who feel people deserve a second chance after making a mistake.

New Law Allows for Tennessee Convictions to Be Expunged

A Tennessee law going into effect on July 1st will give many people the opportunity for a fresh start. The law gives those convicted of certain low level crimes the opportunity to get their criminal records expunged, and allows for the removal of those convictions from the public record.

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