DUI Overview 2018-02-13T17:40:26+00:00

DUI Overview


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DUI Overview

Consult with a Hard-Hitting Murfreesboro DUI Attorney

If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne or anywhere in Middle Tennessee, it is important that you consult with an attorney who focuses onDUI in this area. At Parkerson Santel, PLLC, our Murfreesboro DUI lawyers are well-versed in criminal defense with an added emphasis on DUI cases and can provide the aggressive advocacy you need to protect your driving privileges and future.

As former prosecutors, including a former Assistant District Attorney General, our firm’s attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge in taking cases to jury trials and dealing with the local court systems. We thoroughly understand DUI law and know how to break down a DUI case, analyze all evidence, and ensure that every possible defense is found and used. If you are facing DUI charges, it is strongly urged that you contact the firm to set up a consultation about your case as soon as possible.

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Who Can Be Charged with DUI?

In the state of Tennessee, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug, including some prescription medications. You will be charged with DUI in Tennessee if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher or your driving ability is impaired by marijuana, cocaine, or any drug which produces a stimulating or depressing effect on the central nervous system, including over-the-counter medicines which cause drowsiness. A conviction of this offense depends largely on the opinion of a police officer who may stop you based on your driving patterns and can, therefore, be a very subjective matter.

Penalties for a DUI in Tennessee may include:

  • A lengthy driver’s license suspension
  • A permanent criminal record
  • Jail time
  • Mandatory alcohol or drug treatment
  • Restitution to any injured victims
  • Ignition interlock device use
  • Expensive fines

Common Defenses for DUI Charges

Defending someone charged with a DUI can be a very complex matter involving a detailed examination of the existing evidence, including investigating why the police officer stopped you in the first place, if he or she had probable cause, how field sobriety tests and chemical tests were conducted, and more. All of this takes an extensive understanding of the scientific and legal aspects of the case.

With the aggressive and competent assistance of the Murfreesboro DUI attorney from Parkerson Santel, PLLC, you will dramatically increase your chances of avoiding a DUI conviction with all of the negative consequences that will follow. Though many may be led to believe otherwise, you do not have to automatically plead guilty to a DUI. DUI defenses do exist and can be uncovered. By discussing your case with an attorney from our firm, you will be given an honest assessment of where you stand, your legal rights and options, and how best to proceed in fighting the charges against you.

Contact a lawyer at our firm today if you are facing DUI charges.


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