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What consequences will you face for a DUI conviction?

As the winter holidays inch nearer, everyone needs to be more aware of driving after drinking. It is easy to drink in excess, especially when you are around friends an family. However, driving home after a gathering can have serious consequences for you, as well as other drivers on the road.

There were over 70,000 fatalities  due to alcohol-related circumstances in recent years, which is why the consequences for a DUI conviction are so severe. What penalties may you face for a first-offence charge of driving under the influence?

How the prosecutor can accuse you of intending to sell meth

In the last couple of years, Tennessee law enforcement has been heavily cracking down on meth users and distributors. The difference between the two is astronomical when it comes to court charges. A conviction for intent to distribute meth means you could receive more years in prison and owe much more money in fines than the charges that come with just purchase or possession.

As Tennessee prosecutors are now more experienced than ever when it comes to drug courts, they do not need your admission or a list of all your buyers to accuse you of intending to sell your drugs to others. They can rely on the following factors to prove to the court that you were planning on distributing meth:

Can you keep your house after divorce?

You may be ready to end your marriage, but that does not mean that you necessarily want your entire life to change. In addition to worrying about child custody, child support and spousal support decisions, many Tennessee families also worry about who will get to keep the family home.

With many aspects of your life in flux, the thought of losing your home on top of everything else can be overwhelming. While there is no definitive answer whether you can keep your home, you should at least understand how property division is resolved in Tennessee.

Tennessee's dilemma with methamphetamine

When you think of Tennessee, what comes to mind? Here are a few things: country music, the Great Smoky Mountains, whiskey, Goo Goo Cluster, Davy Crockett - and methamphetamine. Which one shouldn't be there?

The ravages of the addictive synthetic drug known as methamphetamine or meth have taken a toll on Tennessee's communities, residents, taxpayers and law enforcement. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee has ranked in the top three every year between 2010 and 2014 among U.S. states that reported "meth incidents" such as lab seizures and drug dumpsites.