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Category: DUI

When a Car Accident Becomes a Crime

Car accidents are usually just what the words imply. An accident. An unintended action due to the negligent driving of another. While these matters can have serious and life-altering consequences, the remedy for accident claims is usually reserved for Civil Court. In Civil Court, a Plaintiff can recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other allowable damages related to an auto accident.   Usually, the at-fault driver is issued a... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, January 4, 2018 | 0 comments

Memphis Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, we cannot stress the need to be safe when traveling to your destinations in and around Memphis. Unfortunately, while you may do your best to arrive safely, your trip can be severely affected by those who may choose to drink and drive. According to statistics on MADD.org , there were 10,497 alcohol impaired fatalities across the United States in 2016, higher than any recently reported year. Even more concerning is that drunk driving accidents... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 0 comments

How to Get Your Tennessee Driver's License Reinstated

Driving privileges in the state of Tennessee are suspended for any number of reasons, including unpaid parking tickets, unpaid traffic tickets or a Driving Under the Influence conviction. Many times, we see clients that were unaware their license was suspended. By the time they reach us, they have already received a citation for Driving While License Suspended. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to begin the process of reinstating your driving privileges: Drive While You Pay ... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comments

New Tennessee ID to Help Curb Underage Drinking

Let’s be honest, all of us did dumb things during our teenage years. Many times, I  bet alcohol played a part in one way or another. As we wrote about in an earlier post, a drunk driver destroys lives - lives of the accused, his or her family and anyone unlucky enough to be involved in an accident with an impaired driver.  Preventing people from driving under the influence is a monumental task, so any changes in the law are always welcome. Beginning in July... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Marijuana Breathalyzers and the Future of DUI Law

Whether you agree with the legalization of marijuana across parts of the United States, understand that future legalization will most certainly continue. Arguments for and against the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana will always remain, but we would be short-sighted not to look how legalization will affect other parts of the law. As we mentioned in an October 2016 post, Memphis City Council voted to partially decriminalize marijuana in Shelby County . While it did... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Monday, June 5, 2017 | 0 comments

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