Challenge the evidence.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, it is imperative to hire experienced counsel immediately to investigate your case. The laws surrounding DUI are highly technical and require careful examination of the police procedures in order to protect your rights.
Tennessee takes driving under the influence very seriously. If convicted, even the mandatory minimum penalties can upend your life.
If you are a first time offender, a DUI conviction carries these minimum penalties:
- Mandatory 48 hours in jail
- Minimum jail time 7 days if BAC is .20% or above
- Minimum $450 fine & court cost
- Restricted drivers license
- Probation for 11 months, 29 days
- Loss of drivers license for 1 year
- DUI school
If convicted of a second or subsequent DUI, the penalties are even steeper. It is crucial to hire representation who understands how to protect your rights and defend your freedom.
- Increased jail time
- Increased minimum fine up to $10,000
- Loss of drivers license for an extended period of time
- Felony after 3rd offense
If convicted of DUI a fourth or fifth time, you would be facing a Class E felony charge and a minimum of 150 days in jail.
If you've been arrested for a DUI offense, contact us for a consultation today.
While a DUI conviction results in an immediate loss of your drivers license, it is possible to gain a restricted license with the installation of an ignition interlock. The ignition interlock is a breathalyzer that is installed in your car. Certain types of DUI convictions do not allow for a restricted license. Contact our office for a consultation for a full examination of your case.