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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: I need to show the consequences, when caught, to my step-son for driving while smoking marijuana, he already has a DUI
Brandon D. Fersten
Brandon D. Fersten answered on Nov 3, 2019

I would explain to your step-son that he can be charged and convicted of a DUI for driving while smoking marijuana. It is a common misconception that you can only be convicted of DUI for drinking and driving. The DUI statute makes it a crime to drive or be in physical control of a motor driven... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Can a towing company increase the price on a previous quote?

The towing company gave me a $75 quote on towing service and I accepted. Once they got there, they said it was going to be harder than they had expected to get my car out of a ditch. They also needed to call a police offer to direct traffic. Before the officer arrived and before they even towed my... Read more »

Brandon D. Fersten
Brandon D. Fersten answered on Oct 27, 2019

To start, it sounds like you originally had an oral contract for your vehicle to be towed for $75. As such, generally speaking, the towing company was required to tow your vehicle for the agreed upon price. The price is usually offered based on the distance that the vehicle will be towed and the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: In Criminal Case is there just one discovery or is there multiple for defendant to recieve before trial or indicted
Brandon D. Fersten
Brandon D. Fersten answered on Oct 27, 2019

In a criminal case the defendant usually receives discovery from the State multiple times as the State continues to accumulate more evidence against the defendant. To start, before a defendant is indicted and while the case is in general sessions court, the defendant usually receives limited... Read more »

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