Category - DUI


Plea Bargains May Help Many Achieve Best Possible Outcome

Within the past twenty years, there have been more than 250 million arrests in the US. Of these individuals, the FBI has a criminal database of over 75 million people, which accounts for one in three people in the US population of adults. Of course, this number may be old by the time you read …


What to Do and What Not to Do When Arrested for a DUI in Chattanooga

If you are arrested for a DUI in Tennessee, the consequences can be life altering. You could lose your license, face significant fines, and even spend time in jail. It is essential to do things right, avoid making mistakes, and be prepared for what’s going to come next. Today, we’ll discuss what you should do …


What is Considered A DUI Offense in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Area?

The definition for DUI in Tennessee is in section 55-10-401 of the Tennessee Code. This code makes it illegal to drive under the influence of any intoxicant that impairs a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely. While this code does not articulate an objective means of deciding whether or not a driver is legally …


TN DUI’s for end of summer

One of the most dangerous times of the year on our nation’s roadways is the last hurrah of summer.  As people try to get their last bit of fun in the sun in, police departments across the nation are ramping up their DUI detection units. The Sevierville Police Department (SPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s …


DUI Frequently Asked Questions

I have found that many potential clients have similar questions regarding (1) what counties or municipalities do I practice in and (2) what are the penalties associated with a DUI.  The third question is usually about how to avoid getting their photo in those magazines but… I’ll only address the first two here. What is a DUI? …


Tennessee is the 12th toughest state on DUI

Wallet Hub recently released their list of the strictest and most lenient states with regard to driving under the influence penalties.   Tennessee came in at an alarming 12th, although I would have actually expected us to be a little bit higher on that list.  Some of the metrics used to evaluate the individual states were: …


Xanax passes marijuana as 2nd leading cause of DUI in AL

Alprazolam, the generic name for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, surpassed marijuana in 2011 as the second-leading cause of impaired driving in Alabama after alcohol, according to data from traffic stops compiled by the Department of Forensic Science. Continue reading more about this here. While I don’t have the figures for TN, I would assume we …


DUI Attorney Walking the Straight Line to Success

Mr. Brock was featured by the Hamilton County Herald as part of a series profiling local Chattanooga, TN attorneys. Below is the article in full. The solo practitioner is a unique breed in the practice of law. Rather than becoming a smaller member of a larger body, he’s on his own in a way no other attorney is. …


Mr. Brock Receives 2015 Client’s Choice for DUI representation by Avvo

Matt Brock Law is pleased to announce that Mr. Brock has earned a 2015 Clients’ Choice Award on Avvo, Inc. Recipients of this recognition must accumulate frequent and outstanding client reviews submitted to their Avvo profile. Avvo, Inc. is one of the most prominent and trusted legal directories in the county and is committed to making the …


DUI Tennessee 2014 stats

DUI Arrests rise in Tennessee for 2014 A recent article in the Times Free Press noted that Tennessee DUI arrests spiked in 2014, specifically in Chattanooga.  The conviction rate on the cases that have reached disposition was an alarming 88%.  Driving Under the Influence convictions have serious minimum penalties for first time offenders; 48 hours in jail, …

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