Defending a Tennessee DUI Charge in Blount County

Blount County DUI Attorney handling DUI and drunk driving cases in Maryville, Alcoa, Townsend, Friendsville, Greenback, and Walland Tennessee and all of Blount county. Due to the fact driving under the influence in Tennessee is a serious and complicated offense, and the fact that some enhanced charges often arise, such as felony reckless endangerment, vehicular […]

Should I Find an Attorney for a DUI Charge, or Go Alone

  You have been charged with DUI. You had consumed alcohol. You get arrested for it. You ask yourself, Should I hire an attorney to combat or contest the DUI charge? I think I am guilty. I was drinking. I was driving. The officer said I was intoxicated and not safe to drive.” Simply put, […]

You’ve Been Arrested And Charged With Crime. Now What?

Being arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening experience. Try to keep in mind that most of the stress and anxiety you are feeling is due to the fear of the unknown. If you are like the majority of people that have been arrested and charged with a crime you will start searching […]

Selected As Best DUI Lawyer in Knoxville 2019

Best Knoxville DUI criminal Defense Law Firm. The Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, PC has been selected as one of the best DUI defense firms in Knoxville, TN by Expertise.com, A ranking firm who “scored DUI attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked […]

Charged With DUI While Sleeping It Off in a Parked Car

A long time ago, a friend’s father was arrested for a driving under the influence (“DUI”) when he was asleep behind the wheel of a parked car. Many people think that as long as they are not physically driving the vehicle, they should not be charged. But as the law stands, if you are inside […]

DUI Ignores Diabetic Patients

DUI Ignores Diabetic Patients When you are held by an officer under suspicion you often believe that the officer holding you on sport has no inherent training or skill which could help them detect the levels of intoxication. This means that they believe what they see disregarding any alternative explanations or understanding of situations. DUI […]

Hands free cell phone law now in effect in Tennessee

It’s not only dangerous… It’s now against the Law! Beginning July 1, 2019, it is ILLEGAL to use your phone in TN while operating a vehicle. If caught motorist could face a fine up to $200 for using their phone while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers will be prohibited from physically supporting or holding a […]

Happy 4th Of July From The Law Office’s Of James A.H. Bell, P.C.

  On Friday, June 7, 1776, in Cartridge Hall in Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress was in session, a tall slender figure arose to offer a resolution that would set the path of freedom for these United States and also the world for generations to come. His resolution was simple, but yet controversial. Simply […]

The Good Faith Exception to the Warrant Requirement

The Good Faith Exception to the Warrant Requirement On April 4, 2019 a divided Tennessee Supreme Court adopted, as a matter of state law, the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule set forth by the United States Supreme Court in Herring v. United States and crafted by United States v. Leon.  The Supreme Court determined […]