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New Online License Reinstatement in Tennessee

There is good news for those attempting to have their Tennessee drivers license reinstated. Many Tennessee driver’s license holders attempting to reinstate their driver’s license after a suspension or revocation,  find the reinstatement not only expensive, but also time consuming and inconvenient.  The Tennessee Department of Safety has now come to the rescue. On December 2, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) announced new online services available for those with suspended or revoked driver licenses.  Although not available for all drivers, ... Read More »

Joe Biden’s niece Caroline gets no jail time after DUI guilty plea

Another Biden walks free. Joe Biden’s niece Caroline Biden pleaded guilty to DUI on Dec. 3 — and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records said. But the small print shows Biden, 33, won’t see a day behind bars after she negotiated a plea deal with the Montgomery County district attorney. Instead of jail, she got five-plus months of probation, with 20 days of rehab in January counted toward her sentence. The walk-free plea continues ... Read More »

Man Charged in DUI Crash That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy Riding Bike With His Father

A convicted bank robber was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for a DUI collision in Costa Mesa that killed a 12-year-old autistic boy who was riding his bike alongside his father. Richard David Lavalle of Long Beach was scheduled to be arraigned sometime Tuesday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. He’s being held without bail. The collision happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday at Junipero Drive and Arlington Drive, according to police. Read More »

Which States Drink the Most? Surprise!!

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism released a report in April 2020 discussing the findings of a 2018 survey of per capita alcohol (ethanol) consumption in the United States. The proportion of ethanol used for each beverage type were 0.045 for beer, 0.129 for wine, and 0.411 for spirits.  (citation omitted) The report reveals consumption trends through 2018, including: Per capita consumption of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages combined in 2018 was 2.35 gallons, representing no change from ... Read More »

Berkeley teenager sentenced to prison after deadly DUI crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Inwood resident to 3 to 15 years incarceration and a $3,000 fine Friday in the 2019 New Year’s Eve death of an 18-year-old Musselman High School student. Nicholas James Shackleford, 19, had previously entered a guilty plea October 19th to the charge of driving under the influence resulting in death. Berkeley County Circuit Judge R. Steven Redding said Friday he had weighed the victim impact statements from family members and friends ... Read More »

Extreme DUIs

The question that should arise when dealing with “extreme DUIs” is, what is an extreme DUI?  Generally speaking, the term extreme DUI is a colloquialism referring to a case where the defendant charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant faces increased punishment due to a blood or breath alcohol level in excess of a certain amount; a blood alcohol level in combination with a controlled substance; or violating this law with multiple controlled substances in their bloodstream. The ... Read More »

DUI Scam reported by FBI

According to WATE-TV in Knoxville, the Knoxville, TN FBI field office is reporting a “new twist on an old scam.”  Scammers are scaring victims by telling them their child was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (DUI)  after a serious crash. The scammers pose as the child and attorney to demand bail in cash due to COVID-19.  The FBI recommends attempting to reach their child to confirm their safety. There are a lot of things that don’t ... Read More »

Baby born to woman killed in DUI accident honors mother’s memory in viral photos

Grab the tissues — you’re going to need them. Photos of an infant born via emergency C-section to a woman who was killed by an allegedly impaired driver recently went viral on Facebook, in a heartbreaking cry against driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Yesenia Aguilar died after being hit by a driver suspected to be under the influence on Aug. 11 in Anaheim, Calif. The 23-year-old, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was walking on a sidewalk and holding hands ... Read More »

19-year-old charged with felony DUI in deadly SC crash

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged with three counts of felony DUI after a deadly crash in Pickens County that happened on Friday afternoon. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened on SC 183 at about 12:22 p.m. The driver of a 2016 Ford Pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a 2014 Toyota head- on. The driver of the Toyota died at the scene. Their identity has not yet been released. Two children ... Read More »

Covid and a DUI Lawyer

In March I, with the other members of the public, began hearing of a possible virus coming around. Covid 19 or Corona virus, both meaning the virus that presumably “escaped” from Wuhan, China was invading our country. Flights started getting banned, people started getting quarantined, and then suddenly, every-day items like bathroom tissue, paper towels and bottled water flew off the store shelves and became scarce.  Bars and restaurants were ordered by the government to shut down. Well, the obvious ... Read More »