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Consequences of Repeat DUI Offenses in Tennessee

By admin on April 22, 2014

There are harsh penalties in Tennessee for individuals who drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI). These penalties increase dramatically when the driver is a repeat offender. If you have been arrested on suspicion of a repeat DUI offense, do not speak to the authorities until you have an attorney present. The penalties for repeat offenses are severe and they could affect every aspect of the defendant’s life.

First time DUI offenders in Tennessee could face between 48 hours and one year in jail as well as a license revocation, a fine of up to $1,500, and mandatory participation in alcohol and drug treatment program. A second DUI conviction can result in jail time of up to one year, a fine of up to $3,500, and a license revocation for two years. A third conviction can result in between 120 days and one year in jail as well as a fine of up to $10,000 and a license revocation for up to 10 years. Read the rest »

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Tennessee Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving

By admin on April 9, 2014

The International Association of Chiefs of Police started a nationwide effort to reduce traffic fatalities by 15 percent in 2014. According to news report in The Chattanoogan, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association are taking part in the “Drive to Zero Fatalities.” This campaign focuses on a wide range of traffic safety enforcement goals, including increased seat belt use and a crackdown on distracted and impaired driving.

Tennessee State Troopers have focused on drunk driving enforcement lately and this nationwide campaign will only increase their efforts. The statistics clearly show that they have already begun increasing their crackdown on drunk and impaired drivers. The number of arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) made by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) in the first quarter of 2014 is 47 percent greater than the first quarter of 2013. Read the rest »

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Surviving Tennessee’s Infamous Allergy Season

By admin on April 7, 2014

Winter may officially be over and the polar vortex may have dissipated to the north, but for Tennessee-natives, spring is not always a cause for celebration. It’s become something of a tradition for a few cities in The Volunteer State to land several spots on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s top 10 list for allergy capitals in the U.S. And it’s true, the heightened levels of pollen and other allergens in the air in Tennessee are in full force this year thanks to the effects of the harsh winter.

If you’re sensitive to allergens, you are more than likely cursing nature right now.
Our Tennessee legal team would like to offer the following tips for surviving the least enjoyable aspects of spring in the state. Read the rest »

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