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Is a high alcohol tolerance a good DUI defense?

You could face driving under the influence (DUI) charges for many different reasons. If you cause a crash, police officers may perform chemical testing and arrest you. If you display erratic driving, that could lead to a traffic stop that results in criminal charges. ...

How might a DUI affect your ability to work?

People sometimes consider they are too busy to contest a DUI charge, or it is not worth their time. Yet, a DUI conviction could limit your ability to work.   A first-time DUI offense could see you lose your right to drive for a year. Further violations could extend...

What is the effect of an ignition interlock device?

If convicted of a DUI in Tennessee, you may have to install an ignition interlock device. Not only does it make more hassle every time your drive, but you have to pay for it yourself. Installing the device is not the only cost. Machines that test your breath for...

Are Breathalyzer tests obligatory in Tennessee?

If the police stop you and ask you to blow into their Breathalyzer, you might prefer not to. You might feel putting your mouth to the testing unit is unhygienic. Before you say no, you need to understand the laws. What is implied consent? Certain states give you the...

Why do cars not come with Breathalyzers?

Your car comes with a speedometer. You can check how fast you are going and make sure you do not break the law. Yet, cars do not have Breathalyzers. They do not come with a way to check your alcohol consumption is within the law. If personal Breathalyzers are...

Whether to take a breathalyzer test

When someone is pulled over by a police officer on suspicion of DUI, it can be difficult for that driver to determine whether he is required to perform a breathalyzer test. The answer depends on the state in which the person is driving. Some states, like Tennessee,...

Driver charged with DUI after failing to maintain lane

The consequences of a criminal conviction can follow a person for the rest of his or her life in some cases. It can affect personal life and work opportunities, and as a result, most people charged with a crime want to do whatever they can to avoid conviction. Any...

Common themes when it comes to DUI defense strategies

When Tennessee residents face drunk driving charges, they are understandably apprehensive about how the case will turn out. For most people, a drunk driving charge is the most serious criminal charge they will ever face. How the case turns out can make a big...

What to expect from field sobriety tests

Tennessee residents have seen enough movies and television shows to get an initial idea of what occurs during a drunk driving traffic stop. Many of them even know someone who has experienced one. However, reality, as we all know, is oftentimes much different than what...