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.
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.
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?
The holiday season is typically filled with family get-togethers, beautiful lights and decorations, and holiday parties. People enjoy eggnog at Christmas and ringing in the New Year with champagne toasts. Over-indulging is not unusual.
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.
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.
Flashing police lights in your rearview mirror is never a welcomed site. Why am I being pulled over? How long was the cop behind me? These are common questions that may run through your head as soon as you see the police behind you.