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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

DUI Attorney Knoxville

Have you been recently charged with DUI?

If you’ve recently been charged with a DUI offense in Tennessee, your blood alcohol content (BAC) would have to have measured .08% or greater in order to warrant an arrest. This can be a scary experience, especially if you don’t believe you were over the limit. Should you fight your charges? Absolutely! Individuals often charged with DUI will plead guilty and accept the penalties. While it certainly is not enjoyable to have to take legal action to defend yourself, the result of a DUI conviction can undoubtedly affect your future. By retaining an attorney that specializes in DUI, your chances of keeping your license and avoiding a conviction can be increased considerably.

Along with the many ways, this charge will affect your life, there can be additional retribution if you are convicted that are not always passed down by the court. These can include: losing your job, difficulty finding employment without a valid driver’s license, higher insurance rates for specialty insurance, problems with your credit to obtaining housing and student loans, as well as how this can affect your personal life. Don’t let a lack of sufficient representation cause you to lose your license. We will aggressively fight to protect rights.

We can help you at your Department of Motor Vehicle hearing to help avoid the automatic suspension of your license following a DUI arrest. Current law in Colorado allows for a mandatory 9 month revocation of your license. financial repercussions. Let our legal team help you with both your administrative hearing at the DMV to avoid your suspension, as well as in fighting your criminal charges for the DUI offense.

About DUI and its Consequences

If you’ve recently been charged with a DUI offense in Tennessee, your blood alcohol content (BAC) would have to have measured .08% or greater in order to warrant an arrest. This can be a scary experience, especially if you don’t believe you were over the limit. Should you fight your charges? Absolutely! Individuals often charged with DUI will plead guilty and accept the penalties. While it certainly is not enjoyable to have to take legal action to defend yourself, the result of a DUI conviction can undoubtedly affect your future. By retaining an attorney that specializes in DUI, your chances of keeping your license and avoiding a conviction can be increased considerably.

The following are some of the areas that our firm provides representation in:

Commercial DUI

Commercial drivers can be charged for a DUI and this may leave them with serious penalties and can even influence their job.

DUI with Injury

If you are involved in an accident that causes an injury and you are believed to be under the influence of alcohol, this can factor into the final outcome of your case. The extent of the injuries will be taken into account to determine penalties if convicted.

Felony DUI

A DUI may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the details of the situation. When it is charged as a felony, the consequences can dramatically increase and you face the possibility of a serious mark on your record.

First Time DUI

A first time DUI charge is not something that should be taken lightly as it can still come with serious results. The penalties can include time in jail, expensive fines, probation, the loss of your license and more. It will also be placed on your criminal record and the information can be easily accessed by others.

Multiple DUI

Already having one or more DUI convictions can escalate the penalties that you face if presently convicted. Both the minimum and maximum sentence can raise and the effects of a conviction can be life changing.

Out of State DUI

Being charged for a DUI is an event that may follow you home. You can deal with having to fight the charges in the location that they were made which can be an inconvenience on its own, but the charges can also be reported and your insurance rates may be affected.

Underage DUI

When you are under the age of 21 and are found driving with alcohol in your system, you can face severe charges. Even if your blood alcohol content level is not above the .08 limit it does not mean that you are off the hook. A charge can influence your future, including possible future employment.

DUI Defense Lawyer

There are many penalties that go along with a DUI conviction, which can have adverse affects on your life for several years to come. These penalties can be diminished. It is always our goal to reduce or diminish any charges if the evidence against you can be challenged.

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