Nashville Criminal Attorneys Explain: Reckless Driving in Tennessee

What is Reckless Driving in Tennessee? In Tennessee, you can be charged with reckless driving if you have driven a vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people, or property. In addition, anyone who drives a motorcycle with the front wheel off the ground and in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others can be charged and convicted of reckless driving. What is the Punishment for Reckless Driving in Tennessee? Reckless Driving in Tennessee is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and fines not to exceed $500. How fast do I … [Read more...]

Nashville DUI Attorneys Explain: Don’t want to do jail time for 1st DUI in TN?

Generally, a first offense DUI conviction requires a minimum of 48 hours jail, in addition to the fines, court costs and the loss of your driver’s license. For most law abiding citizens the thought of ANY jail time is a scary thought. There is an alternative to jail time for a DUI first in Tennessee. In Tennessee, first time DUI offenders in Nashville (or any other city which has a population great than 100,000) can perform 200 hours of community service work instead of 48 hours of jail. Count it – 5 full work weeks. That’s a lot of community service, however that option is available … [Read more...]

NASHVILLE DUI ARRESTS INCREASE

Metro Nashville police recently released a statement indicating they have been provided additional funding through the Governor’s Highway Safety Office which has allowed them to use extra duty police officers to target individuals suspected of driving under the influence. The department reports that the extra duty police officers have arrested over 400 people this year charged with DUI in Nashville. The Metro Nashville DUI Unit has arrested 689 people charged with DUI. It is expected that the officers will continue targeting DUI arrests in high crime areas as well as areas known for DUI … [Read more...]

9 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Attorney Even for a Misdemeanor Charge

The ‘But, it’s just a misdemeanor’ demeanor, implying that the charges are not that serious and the punishments not that severe are typically incorrect. Aside from potential jail time, any criminal conviction can greatly impact your life. You need to be informed and understand the impact of the decision you make regarding your criminal case. Hiring a criminal attorney might be the best ‘career’ move you ever made. Consider this: 1. A criminal conviction will substantially decrease your likelihood of getting a job; 2. Fines assessed without any consideration as to your ability to … [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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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...]

Out On Bail: The Function And Enforcement Of Bail In America

There is a certain mystique surrounding bail bondsmen and the bounty hunters hired to enforce bail. Most of the public perceives this line of work as shady, and straddling the line between legitimate and criminal. Bail bondsmen are thought to associate with criminals, exploit those in need, hire trigger happy bounty hunters, and operate above the law. These are common misconceptions fueled by inadequate knowledge of the bail bonding system and the incorrect portrayals of bondsmen and their agents in Hollywood films and television shows. In reality, most bondsmen are not ex-cons or felons. They … [Read more...]

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