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Tennessee DUI Laws (video)

Leading Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney David Clarke discusses Tennessee DUI laws and penalties. Clarke Law Firm has many years of experience defending their clients in Tennessee against DUI charges and other offenses. Tennesse DUI Laws ” Tennessee has very strict DUI laws. They frequently go back every year and change that law and make it […]

Should I Take a Breathalyzer

Leading Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney, David Clarke answers a common question about breathalyzers in a DUI stop. DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a common traffic stop in Tennessee. If you have been stopped, it may be because the officer suspects you have been driving impaired because of drinking alcohol. A breathalyzer is a tool […]

Is It Murder in Tennessee?

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Stand Your Ground laws exist in many states, including Tennessee. But while the laws do allow you to use deadly force to protect yourself in certain situations, it’s possible for you to still be charged with murder in Tennessee even if you feel the situation required deadly force. You will need a strong criminal defense […]

What Can Be Considered an Assault?

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The primary factor that decides whether a charge qualifies as “assault” comes down to intention. No Jokes Allowed? It’s important to note here the impact of the intention in question refers more to the victim of the assault in question. If the person who committed the assault did so without the intention of causing harm, […]

Will I Lose My Driver’s License if Convicted of a DUI?

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First of all, it’s important to note the penalties for being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) depend on the location and the specific details of the crime in question. A first time DUI in Florida is likely different from the third DUI offense in Tennessee. That being said, the loss of a driver’s […]

When to Ask for a Lawyer during DUI stop?

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There’s an old saying that “only the guilty ask for a lawyer.” That old saying has never been true. The right to legal representation is important whether you think you might be guilty or innocent. A lawyer is trained in the laws of the state and familiar with the legal process. Don’t you think its […]

Types of Drug Offenses

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While the list of controlled and illegal substances applies to a variety of drugs, the specific type of drug charges tend to be fairly straightforward. Depending on the state in question, the U.S. law system tends to stick with five specific charges when it comes to illegal drugs. Simple Possession Offenses Having an illegal drug […]

Can Police Search My Car in a DUI Stop

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To be brief, yes, but that answer does come with a few conditions that have to be considered in every situation. Generally speaking, a law enforcement officer has to determine some manner of suspicious activity before attempting to pull over and question a driver for driving under the influence or engaging in a DUI. How […]

What is Probation

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Probation refers to a form of punishment for misdemeanor/felony convictions that allows the convicted defendant to avoid jail time in favor of a supervised release. However, the defendant may face some level of restriction during the period of probation, and any violations of the probation can result in greater punishment. Sentencing Options When facing a […]

How To Get Bailed Out

To get bailed out of jail, you have to make use of the bond system. While the system details can vary from state to state, Tennessee state law requires an individual posting bond to pay 10 percent of the total bond amount to a licensed bail bondsman. For example, suppose you’ve been arrested for robbery […]