Proposed Tennessee DUI Advertising Ban May Be Unconstitutional

State Senator Rosalind Kurita sponsored an amendment to a bill that would ban Tennessee DUI defense attorneys from making certain advertising claims. This included not stating that the attorney specialized in DUI cases, offered discounts, guaranteed a result or indicated that they had more experience than another attorney. Kurita said her legislation was aimed at reducing the number of suspected drunk drivers who are not convicted.

The amendment came under immediate fire from other state legislators on constitutional questions, and an opinion from the attorney general of Tennessee was requested. AG Bob Cooper has stated that Kurita

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