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Helpful Tips For Your Upcoming DUI Hearings or Court Cases

We’ve all had momentary lapses in judgement or made uncharacteristic mistakes. In most cases, we learn from these mistakes and move on with our lives without any major repercussions. This is not, however, always true, for first time DUI offenders, who may find themselves facing serious charges. Fortunately, those who find themselves in this situation …

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How Much Money Will A DUI Arrest Cost Me?

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense. State law enforcement officers strictly enforce intoxicated driving laws. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reports that they arrested 6,984 people on DUI charges in 2018 alone. Many thousands more drivers in Tennessee were arrested on drunk driving charges by local police officers.  There are significant costs associated with …

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​​Here’s What You Should Know About Tennessee’s To-Go Law

The state alcohol laws have been updated in Tennessee—at least for the next 24 months. According to a report from WVLT 8 Knoxville, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the state’s alcohol “to-go” bill into law. An extension of a temporary COVID-19 relief bill, the to-go law will allow carry-out alcohol and alcohol delivery on a …

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Does It Matter If I Was Barely Over The Legal Alcohol Limit?

DUIs are among the most common criminal charges filed in Knoxville. There is no question: Authorities take drunk driving seriously. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reports that 246 DUI citations were issued by its officers in Knox County in 2018. Other drivers were arrested for intoxicated driving by the Knoxville Police Department or the Knox …

What Is An Affirmative Defense To A Criminal Charge?

The presumption of innocence is one of the most important principles in the American criminal justice system. When police and prosecutors bring a charge, they have the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the state cannot prove every element of the selected charge beyond a reasonable doubt, then the defendant …

Who’s Liable After A Boating Accident In Tennessee?

Some of the most picturesque bodies of water in the US are located in East Tennessee, so residents and visitors alike enjoy a relatively long boating season touring Douglas Lake, the Cherokee Reservoir, Norman Lake, the Tennessee River, and many others. Surrounded by beauty and fun onboard activities, you might not pay too much attention …

What To Do If You’re A Pedestrian Seriously Injured In An Accident

Everyone has different preferences and needs when it comes to getting around, but there is a good chance that you spend some time as a pedestrian sharing the road with motorized vehicles. As a result, the risk of pedestrian accidents is all around you as you cross an intersection, walk alongside a busy street, or …

How Much Compensation Can I Recover For Pain and Suffering After A Car Accident In Tennessee?

Traffic collisions are among the leading causes of serious injuries in our region. According to the Tennessee Department of Public Safety & Homeland Security, there are approximately 200,000 crashes reported in the state each year. After an accident, injured victims need a settlement that pays their medical bills, covers lost paychecks, and compensates pain and …