After crashing in a Knoxville school's parking lot, a woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. At the time of the accident, the woman was driving with two young children in her car, ages 7 and 10. The children were released into the custody of the school after their mother was arrested for drunk driving.
After an arrest for drunk driving, Tennessee defendants may assume that they can confront these charges and navigate the legal system on their own. However, securing legal counsel as soon as possible after a drunk driving arrest will be very beneficial. Even a first-time DUI charge can result in serious penalties if convicted.
A Tennessee man is facing drunk driving charges after a single car accident in Murfreesboro. The driver suffered injuries in the accident and was taken for treatment at a local hospital. He was eventually released into the custody of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and was officially arrested for drunk driving.
While there may have been an increase in the number of drivers pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving over the recent holidays, the truth is that law enforcement officers pull drivers over for these alleged offenses any time of the year. What matters more is how a drunk driving charge can impact one's life. One Tennessee driver is now purportedly facing these charges for the fourth time.
The consequences of a conviction for drunk driving in Tennessee can affect not only the drunk driver, but also his or her family. The suspension of a driver's license alone can cause numerous problems in an individual's day-to-day life. In addition, a convicted drunk driver may face incarceration, high fines and an increase in vehicle insurance premiums. Drivers who are suspected of drunk driving may find comfort in knowing that they will be afforded the opportunity to defend themselves in court.
Having a DUI conviction on one's record can negatively impact one's ability to drive a car or obtain desired employment. However, multiple drunk driving convictions can end in a prison sentence and significant fines. One man who was recently arrested in Tennessee, who now faces his fifth DUI charge, is likely awaiting his court date with hopes for a strong defense.
When a person has been charged with a DUI or similar offense, there could be many consequences, especially if the state were to gain a conviction. However, one of the harsher penalties associated with a drunk driving charge is the monetary cost. Furthermore, Tennessee laws have increasingly hefty costs with subsequent charges.
Getting arrested on charges of driving under the influence, or DUI, can cause embarrassment and anxiety. An accused individual may worry about the consequences of being convicted, and he or she also might worry about his or her reputation in the community. One man in Tennessee is currently facing this situation after recently being arrested on drunk driving charges.
Drunk drivers in Tennessee could soon be facing stiffer penalties -- especially if their actions result in injury or death to others. A proposed law would make those convicted of drunk driving more than once subject to lengthier prison terms than they currently face. The mother of a young man killed in a drunk driving accident three years ago is leading efforts to make the proposal a law.
Residents in Tennessee know that being convicted of a DUI can have lasting effects. From facing hefty fines to potentially serving a jail sentence, the consequences are serious. A driver who recently crashed his car is now facing a drunk driving charge.