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Yes, you have a right to challenge your unlawful arrest

A wrongful arrest, also known as a false arrest, is one that is made illegally. As a plaintiff, you can argue that you were held in custody illegally or without cause. A wrongful arrest can also lead to false imprisonment.

It is possible to challenge an unlawful arrest, but you need to be clear about what happened during the process. For instance, what were you doing at the time of the arrest? Did the officer observe a crime? Did they tell you that you had the right to remain silent? Were you searched without consent? These are all questions your attorney will ask and need answers to.

Distracted driving: Teach teens about the risks

While there isn't a national ban on texting and driving, there could be deadly consequences if you choose text behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that, in 2015, 3,477 people were killed and around 391,000 people were hurt in crashes resulting from distracted drivers.

It's believed that around 660,000 drivers use cellphones or electronic devices while they are driving every day. That's a high number of people on the roads who simply aren't paying attention. Although the consequences of texting and driving are unintended, they still have the potential to lead to injuries or fatalities.

Defenses are important for underage drinking charges

Driving under the influence of alcohol at any age is a problem, but when you're under 21, it's a particularly negative offense. Under Tennessee's laws, you've violated the Drug Free Youth Act. This act applies to people between the ages of 13 to 17 with certain drugs and between the ages of 18 and 21 for alcohol offenses.

This act allows you to have your license reinstated after a period of time if you've been convicted of driving under the influence. To do so, you'll have to pay a $20 fee, and you'll have to apply for a license and pay the driver licensing fee. If you did not surrender your driver's license as required, then you may face an additional $75 fee.

The risks pedestrians face in traffic

During the summer months, while warm weather persists, you might choose to enjoy the numerous benefits of doing most of your traveling outside the confines of a motor vehicle. Walking not only provides you with an excellent means of exercise, but it is also cost-efficient, and in some cases, it could even be less stressful.

However, walking also comes with some inherent risks, especially if you walk in areas close to traffic. As a pedestrian, the lack of protective barriers afforded by a motor vehicle may leave you with less to shield you from harm, and a collision could leave you with serious or permanent injuries.

4 telltale signs of a reckless driver

When you got into a commercial crash, the last thing you expected was to find out that the driver had previous run-ins with the law. In the past, the driver had made mistakes that led to people getting hurt, just like this time.

How can you know if a driver is good or bad? Their driving record says volumes. Here are four signs of a reckless driver.

Drive sober or face consequences in Alabama and Tennessee

Drunk driving is a serious charge that could have a significant impact on your life if you don't take steps to avoid the consequences. In most cases, people hear about how bad it was that someone was intoxicated behind the wheel or jump to the conclusion that the driver was intoxicated because of their actions.

The reality is that no case is black and white, and this is something that everyone has to remember, especially now that law enforcement is cracking down on those who may be driving while impaired.

Fentanyl and heroin a blight on middle Tennessee

In May 2018, it was reported that fentanyl overtook heroin as the deadliest drug in Nashville, Tennessee. Fentanyl, a man-made opiate, is extremely powerful and has the potential to cause overdoses very easily.

Despite the rise of use of fentanyl, people do still use heroin, and that's not something that can be overlooked. In fact, middle Tennessee is seeing heroin overdoses increasing. In Lebanon, for example, the police have reported seeing more overdoses than usual in the area. What's particularly scary is that a number of these overdoses were a result of mixtures including heroin and fentanyl.

Tennessean man charged for fatal DUI crash

DUIs are taken seriously for a number of reasons, but the most prominent is that driving while intoxicated or impaired can lead to serious crashes that harm you or others. There are laws to prevent drunk driving because one person's bad choices are likely to affect others.

Not all cases involving DUIs come from intoxication from alcohol, though. In some instances, it's drugs that play a role in a case. This could make it more complicated to show that the individual was impaired knowingly.

Man survives motorcycle crash, urges caution

Every year, there are many motorcyclists who suffer serious and fatal injuries as a result of mistakes on the roads. The real shame is that, many times, the injuries they suffer are a result of other drivers who aren't paying attention.

In a news article from July 17, a man who recently survived a motorcycle crash talked to the press about how serious these collisions are and what he hopes to see in the future. He was involved in an accident in Knoxville when he was traveling home on Clinton Highway. A car turned into his path, causing a T-bone accident when the motorcyclist couldn't stop in time.

Commercial vehicle crashes: 5 steps to remember

Commercial vehicles are large and loud. They stand out when they're on highways, and they can be frightening to other drivers on the road. These vehicles also have large blind spots and a potential to cause significant damage in a crash.

Commercial vehicle crashes impact people every day, and they can be devastating. If you're in a crash, do you know what to do? Here are five steps to take if you're involved in an accident.

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