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Tennessee man facing criminal charges in relation to fatal crash

The loss of a family member, friend or other loved one can be devastating. When the death results from an accident and a surviving friend or family member is considered at fault for the incident, the event can become even more harrowing. However, this type of scenario is not unusual as individuals can face criminal charges when their actions result in fatalities, even of loved ones.

It was reported that one person was recently charged in relation to a fatal car accident that took place in Tennessee in 2017. Apparently, a 21-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he reportedly lost control. There were at least three passengers in the vehicle with the driver, and all four occupants were thrown from the SUV when it rolled over in the crash.

How much does a Tennessee DUI affect auto insurance rates?

A conviction for a Tennessee drinking and driving offense can take a considerable toll on your life, leaving you facing substantial fines, time behind bars and a loss of your driver’s license, among other possible penalties. Losing your license can also make it decidedly more difficult to get to and from work, which you will likely need to be able to do so you can pay off those fines and related expenditures. While this can prove highly problematic, a DUI conviction can also impact your life in other troubling ways.

For example, you can expect, per Insure.com, to see a sharp rise in your automotive insurance rates following a DUI conviction, and this typically holds true regardless of where you live. While, across the country, a DUI conviction can raise your auto insurance rates by somewhere between 28 and 371 percent, you can expect your own rates to vary based on certain factors, such as whether you are a first-time offender and the other details surrounding your arrest.

Traffic stop results in drug charges for 2 in Tennessee

It is important to address any type of situation that results in criminal charges in an appropriate manner. This action may be difficult because most people do not fully understand the best way to handle a situation that results in drug charges. Luckily, individuals charged with such crimes do not have to blindly move through their legal proceedings without the right information.

Two individuals may be looking into ways to learn more about their cases after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that a police officer for Middle Tennessee State University stopped a vehicle due to the driver allegedly driving at night without headlights on. After stopping the car, the officer reportedly smelled marijuana, and as a result, the officer conducted a search of the vehicle.

Collision leads to drunk driving charge for man in Tennessee

Anybody can have a bad day. For some, their days may become worse than others if they find themselves facing criminal charges. This type of scenario could affect someone that police suspect of drunk driving as these charges could have detrimental outcomes, especially if the situation does not go in favor of the accused.

Of course, it is important to remember that anyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until -- and only if -- proven guilty in a court of law. As a result, one man that was recently arrested in Tennessee may want to find out what defense options could best help him maintain that innocence. Reports stated that the man had been driving a vehicle when he lost control and struck a sedan that had been parked on the shoulder of the road.

Serious criminal charges result from alleged drug deal gone bad

Getting caught up in a negative situation can happen to anyone. Some individuals may find themselves involved in criminal-related activity and question how they ended up there. Still, if parties are suspected of having committed a crime, they will likely be taken into custody and have criminal charges brought against them.

It was recently reported that three individuals in Tennessee were taken into custody in relation to a homicide and drug-related activity. Apparently, authorities were contacted about gunfire in an area, and when they arrived at the scene, they discovered a person who had been fatally shot and another person who had suffered injuries. The deceased individual was reported as being a man but no age was given, and the report did not include information on the wounded person.

What happens to someone accused of drug possession?

The state of Tennessee has stiff laws concerning the illegal possession of drugs, which could be anything from marijuana or heroin to the synthetic drugs we hear about so frequently in newscasts.

People addicted to drugs will often do almost anything to get them. To do so, they may resort to criminal activity. In recent years, there has been a push for courts to order those convicted to enter drug rehabilitation programs in lieu of going to prison.

Tennessee doctor facing allegations of white collar crimes

Federal charges stem from suspected serious crimes and can lead to severe consequences if a person is convicted of such charges. Commonly, allegations of white collar crimes -- often involving fraudulent activity -- lead to federal charges. If a person is accused of some type of fraud, he or she will likely benefit from preparing for the case ahead.

One man in Tennessee is currently facing federal charges for health care fraud, opioid distribution and money laundering. According to reports, the man owned and operated a medical practice where he allegedly prescribed opioid medication without fully reviewing the patients' needs or medical history. From July 1 to Aug. 21 of this year, the doctor is accused of writing nearly 2,500 prescriptions for substances that fall into the category of Schedule II controlled substances.

What penalties do Tennessee's repeat DUI offenders face?

As someone facing a DUI charge in Tennessee, you may have valid concerns about the magnitude of the legal consequences you may face. While even first-time Tennessee DUI offenders face harsh penalties that could include jail time and steep fines, the penalties are even stricter with each subsequent DUI conviction.

So, what types of penalties and repercussions could you face as a Tennessee repeat DUI offender?

Criminal defense: Man facing charges for public intoxication

Having any type of criminal charge brought against someone can have a substantial impact on a person's life. The main goal for most individuals in this type of predicament is to reach an outcome with minimal negative repercussions. While trying to reach this point, focusing on creating a meaningful criminal defense is often helpful.

One man in Tennessee was recently taken into custody by authorities and will undoubtedly be working on his defense in the near future. According to reports, the man owns a liquor store and had become intoxicated while in the store. It was unclear what caused police to come to the location, but they stated that the man was shirtless, smelled of alcohol and was unsteady while standing. He was also described as irate,

Tennessee bus driver arrested, fired for alleged drunk driving

When a person has criminal charges brought against him or her, the allegation can affect many areas of life. Individuals will obviously face legal issues, but they may also face troubles in their personal lives. Additionally, a charge for drunk driving could result in job loss for parties in certain professions, even before a conviction takes place.

It was recently reported that a bus driver in Tennessee was terminated from his position after being taken into custody. Reports indicated that the man was driving a school bus when several of the students on board apparently became concerned over the way he was driving. Some of the students called their parents and allegedly stated that the driver was drunk. The parents then contacted authorities.

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