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August 2015 Archives

Data on drunk drivers in the U.S.

Tennessee motorists may benefit from learning more about which states have the highest number of drunk drivers traveling on the roadways. According to researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state with the highest total of drunk drivers is Hawaii. After that, the area of the country most inundated with drunk drivers is the Midwest. The study involved surveying Americans to find out how often they drove after having too much to drink within the past 30 days.

Sentencing alternatives for Tennessee defendants

Although the judicial system may seem strict to Tennessee residents who are facing various types of criminal charges, there are situations that allow for alternative sentencing options. In these cases, judges may be able to offer less severe penalties instead of incarceration, especially if the offenses in question are minor or involve defendants who do not have prior criminal histories. Even in dealing with repeat offenders, judges may offer alternatives to those who demonstrate a desire to turn their lives around.