It will happen to you at some point in your life. One day, you will be heading home from work or running errands and a police officer will pull you over. This may be a frightening and unnerving thought, especially if you are drunk or speeding. After all, traffic stops are never an enjoyable experience.
When it comes to criminal justice, the quote, "Innocent until proven guilty," is popular for a reason although not always practiced. In fact, it so happens that sometimes, police overreach their authority or make honest mistakes and charge sober people with DUIs. Sometimes, there is a DUI law that you never knew existed.
Drugs are a serious problem in the state of Tennessee. In fact, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports that nearly 80 percent of all crimes committed in the state are somehow related to drugs of some kind.
Tennessee is one of several states that prohibits individuals from being drunk in public. As a college student going to a sporting event or bar to have a few drinks with some friends, you need to be mindful of your actions while you are in public.
From moving violations to equipment problems, there are numerous reasons why traffic stops take place. The Illinois Department of Transportation recently released a study with a breakdown of how many traffic stops take place between people of different races.
Traffic stops happen all the time. According to the Bureau of Traffic Statistics, speeding was the most common reason for why drivers were pulled over in 2011.
If you suffer from a serious drug addiction, you may understand that addiction can lead you to do things you may otherwise never consider. Many drug addicts who once led a crime-free lifestyle end up breaking laws they would not have before. An increasingly popular program available in some parts of Tennessee strives to help addicts kick addiction and return to a life free of drugs and crime.
While there are laws in place to stop teenage kids from drinking, many take a chance and a walk on the wild side while on vacation. Unfortunately, they often do that without realizing that they can be charged with a crime, lose their license or completely rewire their brains.