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What To Do If You Get A Dui While On Vacation In Gatlinburg

Tennessee is known worldwide for its Tennessee Whiskey, especially Jack Daniels, and Gatlinburg and Sevierville have quickly become prime moonshine distilling towns. Its no surprise that visitors and vacationers want to enjoy some of the drinks that have made this area famous. Unfortunately, anyone can misjudge their limits and make…
John Barnes
February 2, 2017
Weather

Knox And East Tennessee Court Weather Closings

Its that time of year when we’ll go to bed wondering whether or not courts will be closed tomorrow for snow.  The following information should come in handy.   The Knoxville Bar Association has put together a comprehensive list of each court in the area’s policy for closing for inclement…
John Barnes
January 5, 2017
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Dui Second Offense

Unfortunately, if you’ve been charged with a DUI second offense, the potential penalties aren’t just twice as bad as a DUI first offense.  The minimum jail time in Tennessee on a DUI second offense is 45 days, versus just 2 days on a DUI first offense.  That’s a 2,250% increase!…
John Barnes
January 4, 2017
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Supreme Court To Hear Drug Free School Zone Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing oral argument this week in State v. Gibson.  In Gibson the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s imposition of the Drug Free School Zone enhancement when the Defendant was convicted for facilitation of a felony cocaine charge. Facilitation is a lesser included offense…
John Barnes
April 21, 2016
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Tennessee Scraps $800,000+ Drunk Driving Ad Campaign

Tennessee’s Highway Safety Office has apologized for an anti drunk-driving campaign after getting backlash that it was offensive and sexist. The campaign included fliers and coasters with phrases on them including, “Buy a drink for a marginally good-looking girl…If this sounds like something you would do, your judgment is impaired…” and…
John Barnes
August 5, 2015