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DUI school: is alcohol education mandatory in Tennessee?

Tennessee has strict DUI penalties including a minimum of 48 hours of jail time, minimum 1 year license suspension and an expensive fine. DUI school is not required for all people charged with a DUI. However, in certain circumstances, alcohol education classes are mandatory.

Schools provide attendees with a minimum of 12 hours of assessment and education covering alcohol and motor vehicle use. Completing DUI school can also help non-mandated attendees reinstate their suspended license. When is DUI school required?

What are the penalties for marijuana possession in Tennessee?

Marijuana legalization may be sweeping the country, but it’s still illegal in Tennessee. Getting caught with any amount of pot can lead to a criminal record, though a new law makes it less likely that multiple charges of possessing a small amount of marijuana will lead to a felony conviction.

It’s important to know the potential consequences before taking the risk of getting caught with marijuana. If you are charged with possessing any amount of marijuana under half an ounce, you may:


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