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What is reasonable suspicion to stop someone for DUI?

Last week we discussed what reasonable suspicion is in regards to a DUI stop in Memphis. This week we will discuss probable cause for an arrest for suspected DUI. A DUI charge is serious and can result in high fines, license revocation and other penalties, so they should be taken seriously.

What is reasonable suspicion to stop someone for DUI?

Being arrested for drunk driving is a serious offense in Memphis. Those who are convicted of a DUI charge face high fines, license revocation, and other penalties. But in order for a person to be stopped on suspicion of drunk driving there needs to be reasonable suspicion. So what is reasonable suspicion for DWI purposes?

Tennessee DUI look-back policy

Those who make the mistake of driving while under the influence in Tennessee know that they could potentially face serious consequences. Drunk driving is not tolerated by the public or law enforcement, and a conviction can lead to long-term consequences. In addition to the penalties faced for the drunk driving conviction, Tennessee also has a look-back period for prior offenses.

Does a breathalyzer provide accurate results?

When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in the Memphis area, they are often administered a breathalyzer test. The test is used to determine what a driver's blood alcohol content or BAC level is and if it's too high for them to legally be driving. But is this test as accurate as law enforcement says it is for DUI testing?

Holiday weekends have increased DWI patrols

With the summer holiday season upon us, it is important for Memphis residents to keep important laws in mind. As we discussed last week, a person who is found guilty of a DUI could face many charges, fines and even license revocations. It is best to play it safe so that the entire summer can be enjoyed.

What are the laws regarding DUI in Tennessee?

In the state of Tennessee, driving under the influence is a serious offense. Those who are convicted of the crime could face hefty fines, jail time and license revocation. So what are the laws regarding DUI in Tennessee?

Tennessee state representative facing drunk driving charges

Being accused of drunk driving can be disastrous for anyone's reputation, but this it may be especially true when the accused is a public figure. A Tennessee state representative is now facing such a situation, and the effect they have on his reputation and job remains to be seen.

What happens if you refuse a breathalyzer test?

Drinking and driving in Memphis is a serious offense. When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, they may feel ashamed and embarrassed. A breathalyzer test is often administered by police to determine whether the driver is legally drunk. But, what happens if a driver refuses to take a breath test?

What is a field sobriety test?

A field sobriety test, also commonly known as a roadside sobriety test is a tool used by law officers to enforce state and federal DUI laws and is normally administered before giving a Breathalyzer test. If an officer of the law suspects that a motorist is impaired either due to alcohol consumption or for some other reason, then they will usually instruct the motorist in performing a three part sobriety test.

Our firm will work to beat your drunk driving charge

Last week's post on this blog discussed how young people in Tennessee face very strict penalties, even for a one-time mistake, should they have the misfortune of being accused of drunk driving. Community service and fines aside, a person who is under 21 and caught with alcohol in his or her system while driving will likely lose his or her license, sometimes for a very long time, if convicted of DUI.

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