Sara Compher-Rice, a named partner in the law firm, focuses her practice on those accused of crimes across the State of Tennessee. Sara has also been recognized for her accomplishments as a DUI defense attorney and often lectures on topics related to driving under the influence. She is proud to have served the Tennessee Criminal Defense community as a Past President of the largest criminal defense organization in the state, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“TACDL”). Click here to read more about Sara Compher-Rice and her qualifications.
Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh
Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh, a partner at Oberman & Rice, served many years as an Assistant Public Defender for Knox County, Tennessee. During his tenure, he represented clients charged with everything from serious felony offenses to traffic tickets. In his final years of public service, AZ was assigned to the DUI Division of Knox County, TN Sessions Court where he successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with both misdemeanor and felony offenses of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Since joining Oberman & Rice, AZ has undergone advanced training in both Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Evaluation and Classification (a/k/a DRE). He looks forward to helping you. Click here to read more about Arrin “A.Z.” Zadeh.
New Tennessee Crime: Aggravated Reckless Driving
Effective July 1, 2022, the Tennessee Legislature created the new Tennessee Crime of Aggravated Reckless Driving. A person who “intentionally or knowingly impedes traffic upon a public street, highway, alley, parking lot, or driveway, or on the premises of a […]Read More
Boating Under the Influence (BUI) May Now Be Used to Enhance a Sentence for Tennessee Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Beginning July 1, 2022, a conviction for a Tennessee Boating Under the Influence (BUI) offense may be used to increase the penalties when a person is charged in Tennessee with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Prior to July 1, 2022, […]Read More
Ignition Interlock Device (IID) as a Tennessee Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Bond Condition
When charged with a Tennessee Driving Under the Influence or DUI-related offense (including Vehicular Assault by Intoxication, Aggravated Vehicular Assault by Intoxication, Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication, and Aggravated Vehicular Homicide), an offender may be required to operate only a motor […]Read More