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DUI Penalties & Fines

DUI Penalties & Fines The state of Tennessee takes DUIs seriously. DUIs come with harsh mandatory sentences, stiff fines, and life-altering restrictions on your ability to drive. If you’ve been...
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TN BAC Limits

TN BAC Limits While on the surface BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) limits seems like a simple enough topic – get a DUI conviction if you’re over the limit, scot-free if...
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First Offense DUI in Tennessee

First Offense DUI in Tennessee A first-time DUI offense in Tennessee is no small matter. While technically a misdemeanor in Tennessee, a DUI charge can come with a plethora of...
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Gun Rights Expanding

There is no question that Tennessee is a gun friendly state, and this year’s legislative session proved it. Two important gun rights were added to those already enjoyed by Tennesseans....
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Return of Property

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in State v Rowland that one cannot appeal the denial of a Motion to Return Property where he did not file and have ruled...
DUI for Prescribed Medication

Getting a DUI While on Prescribed Medication

Just because a doctor has issued a prescription for certain medications and it is legal to use and have possession of them does not necessarily mean it is legal to...
I Just Received a DUI. Now What Do I Do?

I Just Received a DUI. Now What Do I Do?

Have you recently been arrested for a DUI? If so, you might be wondering what is going to happen next. As you might already know, drinking and driving is considered...
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Post Conviction Relief

If you or a loved one has been convicted in violation of the United States or the Tennessee Constitutions, we at Whitt, Cooper & Hedrick may be able to help...
Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney 

Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney 

Facing criminal charges can be terrifying, and it's important to prepare for your potential case thoroughly. Hiring a defense attorney is critical for improving your odds of being exonerated of...
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Money Laundering

Money laundering simply is the conversion of illegal proceeds into something else - a bank deposit, buying vehicles or boats, real property or jewelry, stock. The IRS is very serious...
Tennessee DUI Laws to Know 

Tennessee DUI Laws

In the state of Tennessee, there are laws regarding driving under the influence or DUI. It’s important to know these laws if you are ever driving within the state after...
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DUI Fact Sheet

As a driver in the state of Tennessee, it is important to know your rights if you are pulled over and suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol...

6th and Subsequent Offenses

Jail Time Class C Felony; 3 to 6 years in jail. Mandatory sentence of 150 days. Fine $3,000 - $15,000 + $100 special assessment License Revocation 8 years; eligible for...

Misdemeanors

If you are facing misdemeanor charges in Tennessee, it is essential to understand the potential consequences and secure strong legal representation. At Knox Defense, our experienced team of attorneys is...

Felonies

In Tennessee crimes are distinguished between felonies and misdemeanors based on the severity of potential punishments. Crimes that are punishable by a minimum of one year in prison, including life...