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Just saying “no” to a field sobriety test

We have all seen the Youtube videos of police officers giving clearly intoxicated drivers field sobriety tests. Whether they are trying to break dance for the cop or can barely walk the line, these dash cam gems provide endless hours of entertainment. Have you ever stopped and thought about what you would do if faced with the same situation? In Tennessee, knowing your rights could help you avoid severe legal issues.

Drunk driving goes into autopilot thanks to the self-driving car

Slamming high speed into the back of a parked fire truck on the scene of an accident was one of two drunk driving accidents in California this month in which self-driving cars were blamed. The Tesla sedan was traveling at 65 mph when it hit the emergency vehicle. In the second incident, the driver of an autonomous vehicle was arrested and charged with a DUI when he was found passed out behind the wheel. His blood alcohol content was two times the legal limit. In both cases the drivers told authorities they were not driving, the cars were.

Someone attacked me—am I allowed to fight back?

Let’s say that you and your friends are at a bar, hanging out and having a few drinks. Everyone else in the bar has had a few drinks, too, and the atmosphere is getting tense. Another patron starts to argue with you and your friends, and he becomes increasingly belligerent. Without warning, he takes a swing at you. Should you fight back?

Tennessee court rules on charging shoplifters with burglary

Is shoplifting the same as burglary? The law says no, but a policy in Tennessee allows prosecutors to treat shoplifters as burglars. Prosecutors in Knox County have been treating individuals charged with shoplifting the same as individuals charged with burglary to crack down on shoplifting and repeat offenders.

Underage drinking at college: Disciplinary action may be the least of your worries

Do college students understand the potential consequences of underage drinking? The answer is likely no. Every year, college students are caught consuming alcohol on and off campus. While it may not seem like a big deal to get caught drinking alcohol, students can face serious consequences and penalties from their university in addition to criminal charges.


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