Any time a driver is arrested and charged with a crime, even a seemingly minor one, it is important to take the matter seriously. Criminal charges of any kind can have an impact on a driver's future, making it important to properly defend oneself against any charge. This includes a first-time drunk driving charge, which, if a conviction occurs, can have serious consequences in Tennessee.
A Tennessee driver is facing serious criminal charges after an accident claimed the life of one man riding on a motorcycle. The driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, public intoxication, driving under the influence and driving with no license or insurance. According to the report of the accident, the man originally fled the scene of the accident.
In Tennessee, vehicular homicide charges can carry serious penalties if convicted. Those charged with this crime would be wise to protect their future interests by securing the assistance of experienced defense counsel. If convicted of vehicular homicide, potential penalties could include jail time, probation, electronic monitoring and even repercussions that could follow you into your personal or work life.
Recently, Tennessee lawmakers voted to increase the severity of penalties associated with DUI. The plan includes initiatives to increase the consequences for people who have been convicted of drunk driving six times or more. Interestingly, the new plan also intends to ease the penalties for people who are convicted of repeated drug possession.