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Arrested for DUI in Tennessee? Know your constitutional rights

In the eyes of many Chattanooga residents, an arrest for DUI/DWI is not a big deal. After all, it happens all the time and no one seems any worse for the wear. The problem is that you are probably not getting the whole picture and do not understand the challenges facing those convicted of a DUI.

Tennessee football star recently cited for marijuana possession

On Jan. 15, one of Tennessee's bright stars was cited for possessing marijuana. According to reports, a police officer stopped Juaun Jennings, a University of Tennessee wide receiver, for traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street.

The 4 kinds of domestic abuse you need to understand

You've been accused of many things in your life, but you never expected to be a young woman accused of domestic abuse. How could you be an abusive partner, when you're so much smaller than your husband? You've never physically attacked him, either. The truth is that there are multiple kinds of domestic violence and abuse. Typically, it's referred to as physical violence, but financial, emotional, sexual or physical abuse are all types as defined by law.

Possessing a gun while under a restraining order is a crime

There are many things a person needs to know if he or she has been accused of domestic violence in Tennessee. When a restraining order is involved, the potential complications for defendants can increase even more. For example, if you have been named the subject of a restraining order, it is illegal for you to possess a gun. Below is an example for you to consider.

Trooper makes DUI arrest after suspect asks for directions

When most people make the unwise decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they do their best to avoid law enforcement. One Tennessee man chose to buck this trend by boldly approaching a state trooper to ask for directions. As you might expect, he was ultimately arrested for DUI/DWI, but that is only one of the charges made against the defendant.

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