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A defense help protect your freedoms after a DUI charge

Drunk driving is a danger to people on the roads, and Tennessee has laws that work hard to prevent individuals from getting hurt due to drink driving. The good news about drunk driving in America is that the total number of fatalities from these crashes has reduced over time, dropping 57 percent between 1982 and 2014. The bad thing is that people are still making the mistake of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Man faces DUI charge for hitting police cruiser

When you see a police officer on the side of the road, what do you do? Do you give him or her more space? Do you move over a lane when possible? If you do, that's good, because it's the law. When people don't follow that law, it can result in serious consequences in the form of a collision with injuries or fatalities.

Yes, mouthwash can result in a DUI charge in Tennessee

You were late for work, so you quickly swished the closest mouthwash you could find before running out the door to your vehicle. Somewhat rushed, you sped through an area of the town known for having police officers. Shortly after seeing you drive by, one of them pulled you over for speeding and driving in a reckless manner.

Can you get a DUI without failing a blood or breath test?

One thing you may not have known about a DUI is that you can get one even if you're not over the legal limit. How is that possible, and is it legal? Unfortunately, it is legal and it's possible if the officer can prove that you were intoxicated enough to be a threat to yourself or others.

What happens if you're convicted of drunk driving in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, being charged with a DUI can threaten to change your life forever. If you're driving dangerously, a police officer can pull you over and request a breath sample. The state implied consent law allows the police to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) on request.

How does Tennessee rank among DUI states? Recent report tells all

It is safe to say that all American states have worked to deter drunk driving in recent years. Tennessee is no exception, with lawmakers imposing harsh penalties on those convicted of a DUI/DWI. Even a first offense is serious in Tennessee, resulting in penalties such as 48 hours in jail, costly fines, loss of driving privileges and several others.

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