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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 weather.  If you’re interested in...

DUI

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! The other penalties increase with...

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 “After a few drinks the...