Skip to Main Content

Statement from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding today’s unanimous TNSCT decision in the Decosimo “DUI” case.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 05:03pm

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is pleased with the outcome of the decision in State of Tennessee v. Rosemary L. Decosimo.

“This ruling reverses the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals and upholds the constitutionality of a Tennessee law that imposed fees on individuals convicted of DUI and removes any uncertainty over past DUI convictions.

In addition, the court pointed out that any financial incentive created by the law is far too remote to constitute a possible temptation for TBI forensic agents to falsify test results and generate fees.”  

To view the opinion click here:  https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/attorneygeneral/documents/pr/2018/pr18-19-opinion.pdf

Related Link: