Nashville Judge Finds New DUI Law Unconstitutional

As I predicted in my last blog entry, the new law designed to prevent those charged with repeat offense DUIs from receiving an immediate bail was challenged and found to be unconstitutional. Judge Mark Fishburn ruled that the new law … [Read more...]

With New DUI Laws Those with a Prior DUI Find Getting Out of Jail Much Tougher

With the exception of those facing lethal injection, persons in jail on a DUI charge in Tennessee that have a prior conviction for DUI, Vehicular Assault, or Vehicular Homicide are finding that the new DUI laws that came into effect on January … [Read more...]

2010 Changes to Tennessee DUI Law Part 3- Unlimited Driving with Interlock Device

The Tennesee Legislature made several changes to the Tennessee DUI law this past legislative session that went into effect for DUI violations after June 23, 2010. One of such changes amended the law to actually allow DUI offenders the ability … [Read more...]

2010 Changes to Tennessee DUI Law Part 2 – Ignition Interlock Devices

The Tennesee Legislature made several changes to the Tennessee DUI law this past legislative session that went into effect for DUI violations after June 23, 2010. One of such changes amended the law to require first time DUI offenders to … [Read more...]

2010 Changes to Tennessee DUI law Part 1 – Look back period for past offense

The Tennesee Legislature made several changes to the DUI law this past legislative session that went into effect for DUI violations after June 23, 2010. One of such changes amended the law regarding the look back period for past offenses. … [Read more...]

If you drink alcohol in Nashville, better stick to plastic cups

Tennessee Code Annotated 55-10-416 makes it absolutely illegal for the driver of an automobile to possess an open container of alcohol. The law does not forbid a passenger from possessing alcohol or other persons not in an automobile from … [Read more...]

Previous DUI Conviction Not Admissible to Enhance Sentence

Under Tennessee law, a prior DUI conviction raises the standard minimum sentence of 48 hours in jail to 45 days in jail on a new DUI charge. Two prior convictions means a DUI defendant is facing a minimum sentence to 120 days and the minimum … [Read more...]

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