Anyone arrested for a DUI knows the police may ask you to submit to a few field sobriety tasks, not tests. If you fail these tasks or the officer has other reasons to think you’re intoxicated, the officer will ask you to submit to a breath test. The test requires you to breathe into […]
Before police officers give anyone they suspect of driving under the influence a breath test, most often they first give the suspect several field sobriety tests. The tests are not random. The tests must be done according to specific rules. If the police don’t give the tests in the correct way, that failure can […]
DUI statistics are always grim. 2017 was no different.
According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol announcement, the THP put extra time, officers and money into ensuring that this holiday travel is safe.
One of the goals for the year was to cut down on drunk driving. Between January 1 and December 24, 2017, THP officials arrested […]
In mid-April of 2017, John Kelly, the Homeland Security Secretary went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss changes to the types of criminal charges that can lead to deportation for immigrants. During the television broadcast, Secretary Kelly said, “Even a single DUI, depending on other aspects, would get you into the system.” Many […]
Driving under the influence in Tennessee can have serious consequences for anyone; fines can range into thousands of dollars for a first offense, and the court can compel costly programs. If the crime resulted in injuries or worse, the consequences can be even harsher. In all circumstances, it’s a good idea to contact an […]
In Tennessee and all other U.S. jurisdictions, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The penalty for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) includes having your driver’s license suspended or revoked. To show that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, authorities usually try to measure your […]
It’s almost Bonnaroo time again.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee runs from June 9 through June 12, 2016. The festival attracts thousands of fans and draws the attention of local police and law enforcement in and around Coffee County who are on the lookout for people carrying or keeping illegal drugs, […]
In Tennessee, driving under the influence of an intoxicant is a crime referred to as a “DUI.” A DUI in Tennessee carries significant penalties for citizens of the United States, but for foreign nationals who are in the process of applying for citizenship, a DUI can make the process far more complicated. Depending on […]
When law enforcement officials believe a person is smuggling weapons, illegal drugs and/or other kinds of contraband in the car, those officers have the right to conduct an interdiction stop. This stop allows officers to pull over a “suspicious” looking car; then, the officer will likely look for anything out-of-place within the car, such […]
Congress and state legislatures regularly pass laws that often make certain acts a crime or increase the penalties for violations. These laws apply to citizens and immigrants. The police, the sheriff, state troopers, drug task force members, park rangers, FBI agents, DEA agents, ICE agents, and agents in numerous other agencies have the power […]