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Tourist Criminal Defense Archives

Driving a rental car? Police need probable cause to search you

When you're driving in your own car, the police can't just pull you over for no reason -- they need reasonable suspicion that you've committed an offense. Once they've stopped you, they need probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed before they can perform a full search of your vehicle. This is because the Fourth Amendment prohibits government agents from performing unreasonable searches and seizures.

Tourist arrested for public indecency at a Nashville event?

Nashville has more than 180 music venues in addition to the venerable Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium. The Music City hosts concerts, festivals and events year-round that attract both Tennessee residents and visitors. Unfortunately, visitors to Tennessee sometimes make costly, inconvenient mistakes such as using drugs, driving drunk or breaking the law in other ways.

3 Nashville laws tourists should know

Nashville is a unique part of the country that has a rich appeal to tourists looking for a fun time exploring the robust music scene, rich history and down-to-earth culture. There are many reasons more and more visitors are crossing state lines to have a good time in the music city. Some of the most popular attractions include the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Honky Tonk Highway and the historic Music Row, to name a few.

Pulled over for DUI while visiting or driving through Nashville?

Being pulled over while you're on vacation can suck all the fun out of your trip -- especially if you are arrested for DUI. Nashville is a fun town, but Tennessee has little patience for drunk driving.

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