Here in Middle Tennessee during the month of June, we are fortunate to host two of the most popular music festivals each year. Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee and the Country Music Festival right here in Nashville. A variety … [Read more...] about How to Not Get Arrested at Bonnaroo & CMA Fest
Getting a DUI or Implied Consent conviction in Tennessee means losing your driver’s license for one year. In many situations, a person is able to obtain a Restricted License by which they can drive with certain conditions. The most … [Read more...] about TN DUI Law Changes & Driving a Company Car
Case: State of Tennessee v. Mechelle L. Montgomery Issue: Can an officer detain a DUI suspect for fifteen minutes without performing any DUI investigation to wait for additional information regarding an unrelated crime involving the … [Read more...] about DUI Arrest
A motorist suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol in Tennessee will likely be asked to submit to blood alcohol test to determine if their blood alcohol level registers at .08 or greater. When Are DUI Test Results … [Read more...] about Knowing the Admissibility of DUI Test Results
‘Tis the season for holiday parties. However, there are not many things that put more of a damper on the holiday season than getting arrested for DUI. It is important that we remind ourselves to plan ahead before attending events where … [Read more...] about 4 Tips to Avoid a Holiday DUI
Last month, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in State v. Merriman that it would be fundamentally unfair for a person charged with DUI to stand trial when the police lost the video recording of that person’s DUI traffic stop. The court based … [Read more...] about Lost DUI Arrest Video May Lead to Charges Being Dropped
A citizen’s YouTube video encounter with the police at a sobriety checkpoint has engendered enormous interest. And a lot of legal questions. Nancy Amons for Channel 4 News asked me to comment on this. My interview has prompted other print … [Read more...] about What is the Law on DUI Checkpoints?
This holiday there will be a lot of people on the road. Some may be drinking. This holiday there will be a lot of law enforcement officers on the road. They will be looking to arrest folks who are under the influence. With certain … [Read more...] about Should you take the breath test if you are stopped for drunk driving?
Rebecca Benson, 22, is facing a vehicular homicide charge for her involvement in a wrong-way crash that claimed the life of Steffanie Leonard, 29, in February. Police maintain that Benson was driving the wrong way when she merged onto I-65 … [Read more...] about Possible Overservice of Patron Leads to Fatal Wrong-Way Crash
This question arises quite frequently as college students that are from Tennessee will get convicted of DUI while they are away at college. It also happens to Tennessee business travelers who encounter drinking and driving charges in other … [Read more...] about I Am from Tennessee but I got a DUI while visiting another State, How Do I Get a Restricted License?