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What are field sobriety tests?

Among the many things that drivers in Tennessee should know about is the process involved in a drunk driving arrest. One part of this process is the administration of field sobriety test. If you are ever stopped and asked to take these tests, you should know that there are a total of three of them. 

Man charged with DUI and reckless driving

Tennessee residents who are accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can often face a challenging road. Severe penalties and strong public opinion can make it all too easy for a defendant to feel all but convicted simply on the basis of being arrested. It is, however, important at these times to remember that simply being arrested does not mean a person is guilty nor does it mean that the person will be convicted of whatever crime is charged.

Driver charged after refusing chemical test

Tennessee's laws on drunk driving are tough. Penalties for impaired driving offenses have increased over the past few decades, making things very difficult at times for residents who are charged with these crimes. Many parts of a person's life can be hindered after an arrest for driving under the influence. Even the ability to continue working may be at risk even without a conviction.

Driver sentenced for 2014 drunk driving wreck

A drunk driving arrest alone can cause several complications and challenges for Tennessee residents, even if no conviction ever results. If ultimately convicted, many factors can exacerbate the potential penalties a person may face. The presence of minor children in a car at the time of an arrest, a crash and more are some examples of things that may increase the consequences for those accused of driving while impaired.

DUI defendants now face harsher penalties

Tennessee has never taken drunk driving lightly. That is understandable since keeping people safe is important. However, it is also important to protect the rights of everyone, including those accused of crimes. However, just in time for the 2016 Fourth of July holiday, drivers in the state will need to keep an extra eye out for the long arm of the long as DUI penalties have taken a major step up.

Implied consent law part of new Supreme Court decision

As residents in Tennessee prepare for the upcoming holiday weekend, they can expect to hear about increased enforcement against drunk driving. However, the reality is that drivers in the state should always be aware as the risk of being arrested and charged with suspected impaired driving always exists. Along with the penalties that can come from a DUI conviction, people should also be concerned about the state's implied consent law.

DUI defendants face new public signs

Anyone in Tennessee who has ever had even one alcoholic beverage and then driven a vehicle could have been vulnerable to a drunk driving arrest. Contrary to popular belief, it is not only people who are intoxicated beyond belief who find themselves facing these charges. Many professional and upstanding citizens have been charged with DUI offenses and had to experience the wide range of associated consequences.

Distraction inherent in using an ignition interlock device

Tennessee residents arrested for suspected drunk driving know they may face a range of penalties if ultimately convicted of such offenses. In addition to fines, drivers may also lose the right to drive for some period of time. In order to restore driving privileges, LifeSafer indicates that people must have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles.

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