Mayfield, KY asked in DUI / DWI for Tennessee

Q: If you never leave private property where people are not expected can you get a dui

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2 Lawyer Answers

James R. Owen

  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: No. The Tennessee DUI law is limited to driving on a public road or a place which is generally frequented by the public, such as a shopping center or apartment complex.

Christopher Coats

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It depends on what you mean by private property. Shopping malls, private schools, etc. are on private property but the police have a duty to monitor vehicular traffic. If it was a some place like a private farm, the police cannot arrest you for dui.

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