Nashville DUI Lawyers Explain the Constitutionality of DUI Checkpoints

Even to non-lawyers, DUI checkpoints appear to be a blatant violation of our 4th Amendment rights. It is a stop without probable cause, so why is it permitted? How is it not a violation of our constitutional rights? The reality is that it IS a violation of the 4th Amendment, but some violations are permitted under the appropriate circumstances. Here’s why… The facts surrounding the case that answered this question began in the mid 1980’s in Michigan. The State police set up a check-point. Citizens filed suit (Michigan v. Sitz) seeking an order precluding the state police from using DUI … [Read more...]

Nashville Criminal Lawyers Explain: The ONLY way to BEAT a DUI in Tennessee

Often, I’ll see other DUI attorneys offer advice as to how to ‘beat a DUI’. If you look closely at the suggestions, they aren’t actually offering advice on beating a DUI. They are 1.) Offering standard tips which are common sense if you’ve been drinking (or arrested), or they 2.) Consist of reasons DUI charges are often reduced or dismissed. The latter consist of things entirely out of your control, such as whether the officer followed proper procedures in administering sobriety tests and breathalyzer. It is typically good advice, but don’t buy into the thought that there is any fool proof way … [Read more...]

Nashville Criminal Lawyer Explains: The New Tennessee DUI Law

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Nashville Criminal Lawyers Provides Discount for Active Military

For our soldiers stationed at Fort Campbell, or any other active military we now offer a 25% discount off for our services. Don’t let drinking and celebrating a night out in Nashville ruin your military career. If you find yourself in trouble, contact our Nashville DUI lawyers immediately. Communications always remain confidential and we will make every effort to resolve the situation as swiftly and favorably as possible. We also offer free consultations for criminal cases, DUI cases, personal injury, and domestic cases. Call us today with any questions at (615) 829 - 8259. It’s the … [Read more...]

Nashville Attorney Explains Disorderly Conduct in Tennessee: What It Is… and Isn’t

Recently, Metro Nashville Police Officers underwent a refresher course on the law of “Disorderly Conduct.”It stands to reason that if police officers could use a refresher course on the law, then citizens would benefit from a brief lesson as well.  Nashville has several spots where large groups of people can enjoy live music, good food and drink, and where police officers are needed so the revelry of one person won’t spoil the fun of another.  To help promote the safety of others and maintain order, the Tennessee Legislature permits police officers to arrest individuals for the offense of … [Read more...]

Nashville DUI Lawyers Explain: DUI Checkpoints on New Years Eve

New Years Eve is undoubtedly is the busiest time of the year for Nashville DUI officers and the month of January becomes the busiest month for DUI lawyers in Nashville. Check points will be set up throughout the city of Nashville, beginning around 6 pm and ending around 4 am Saturday morning. In Franklin,'Operation DUI Blitz' will be in effect with additional officers patrolling and at least one known DUI checkpoint in Franklin between Cool Springs Blvd and Baker's Bridge along Carothers. Inevitably, many will choose to drink too much and then get behind the wheel. If you find yourself … [Read more...]

Nashville DUI Lawyers Explain: Uniqueness of DUI Charges in Tennessee

Driving under the influence (or DUI) is one of the few crimes in Tennessee which is often committed by ‘non-criminals’, meaning they are individuals who do not have a criminal history at all or have little criminal history. These citizens often have no tendency to commit violent crimes and the crime is just as likely to be committed by a member of any socio-economic faction.  Aside from a traffic citation, DUI is perhaps the one crime that even upstanding members of society may commit and because of that, it’s perception as to its degree of seriousness is undermined. The consequences of … [Read more...]

Cursing is a Class C Misdemeanor in Tennessee

It's true. In court anyway. Tennessee Code Annotated 29-9-107 states that anyone who 'profanely swears or curses' in the presence of any court of record commits a Class C Misdemeanor. (Although admittedly, I was unable to ascertain precisely which words would be considered to rise to the level of profane or cursing.) Just another reason to think twice before you let loose in the court room. - Your Nashville Criminal Lawyers … [Read more...]

Six Things to Look for When Hiring a Criminal or DUI Lawyer in Nashville

1. A Lawyer who has Experience Defending Criminal Cases and DUI’s in Nashville. The law may be the same, but each court will be different with its procedures, likes and dislikes. No amount of education can substitute for experience. The best criminal defense or DUI lawyers will be familiar with the procedures of each court and know the judges and prosecutors tendencies to do things in a particular manner. With a former Metropolitan – Nashville and Davidson County prosecuting attorney on staff, our Nashville criminal and DUI defense lawyers have years of experience handling thousands of … [Read more...]

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