What Is Probable Cause

guy being investigated for crime committed

Generally speaking, probable cause means that a reasonable person would believe that a crime has taken place. Probable cause is a requirement found in the Fourth Amendment and must be met before police can make an arrest or conduct a search or receive a warrant.   For example, recently in the University of Idaho murder […]

Blood Test Versus Breath Test

Driver Due To Being Subject To Test For Alcohol

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime that has major ramifications if convicted. Police who suspect you of DUI may ask you to take a blood test or a breath test (breathalyzer) to see if they can get proof of their suspicion. Police may ask you to take a field sobriety test too although […]

Avoid the Chances of a DUI

It is important to avoid the chances of a DUI by making smart decisions. Because Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Tennessee, you want to have some strategies to safely enjoy your “partying.” Unfortunately, DUI situations can arise if you are not being careful about choices about drinking or other substance […]

Does DUI Mean Drugs, Too?

While driving under the influence, or DUI, generally gets used as a term to describe drunk driving, a DUI can apply whenever the driver of a vehicle appears to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Quick Definitions A DUI charge generally refers to legal substances (such as alcohol), illegal substances (cocaine, heroin, etc.), […]

Pulled Over for A DUI? Am I Required to Take Blood Test?

In Tennessee, the answer to this question in the past was “No,” with a few exceptions. However, as of January 1, 2012, a change in Tennessee law in regard to compelled chemical tests changes this answer. The new changes in the law expand those precious few exceptions to create more situations in which a police […]