When it comes to drunk driving accidents, law enforcement officials bar no holds in their pursuit of a conviction, which is good news for victims. But while every state takes drunk driving cases seriously, some states take them more seriously than others, and Virginia is one of those states. A recent comparison claims that Tennessee is stricter when it comes to drunk driving than most other states, specifically the 12th strictest.
This should come as at least a bit of good news for victims of drunk driving accidents, because it shows how committed law enforcement officials are to working with these victims. Unfortunately, strict enforcement does not necessarily mean that drunk driving accidents are less common in our state, and drunk drivers are still innocent until proven guilty. In order to truly find the justice you deserve, it is important to seek out legal assistance to help you prove your case.
Drunk drivers are aware of their circumstances and the severity of their crime, which is why they regularly employ defense attorneys to minimize or eliminate their liability. A drunk driving conviction is more than just a car accident; it is a criminal offense that can mean license suspension or jail time. You can understand why those accused of drunk driving pursue their defense so aggressively.
Because of this, as a drunk driving victim, it is in your best interests to pursue your case just as aggressively. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you understand your rights and may even be the difference you need to prove how the accident happened and thus who was at fault. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tennessee drunk driving accident, do not hesitate to contact an attorney.
Source: WCYB, "Virginia & Tennessee among toughest states on DUI," Kristen Quon, June 17, 2015