TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 27, 2012

Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jerry Lynn Smith, who pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Monday, will return to duty next week. Smith, who works out of Nashville, pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 48 hours in jail. He also lost his driver's license for a year -- the standard punishment for a first-time DUI offender. In a statement Smith apologized to his family, friends and "the people of Tennessee" for his behavior and assured it would not happen again. Read more from News Channel 5