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Felony DUI


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Charged? Call Parkerson Santel, PLLC

Felony DUI charges in the state of Tennessee are a very serious matter. If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony DUI in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne or anywhere else in Middle Tennessee, you will need an aggressive and capable attorney at your side. You are well-advised to contact the firm to set up a consultation with a Murfreesboro felony DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

Parkerson Santel, PLLC has extensive experience dealing with the local courts, has prosecuted thousands of cases and taken may cases to jury trials as former prosecutors, including an Assistant District Attorney in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne and all Rutherford County. You will need this kind of legal and trial experience in your defense. Parkerson Santel, PLLC provides one-on-one representation and will handle your case from start to finish with the utmost commitment, attention to detail, and an exhaustive use of every possible legal defense.

Penalties for Felony DUI in Tennessee

In the state of Tennessee, most DUI offenses are charged as misdemeanors. A fourth DUI offense, however, will result in felony charges. You will also be charged with a felony DUI in other circumstances such as:

  • You cause serious injury in a traffic accident due to impaired driving
  • You cause the death of another person (vehicular homicide)
  • You drive with a minor in the car while under the influence
  • If a child passenger under the age of 13 was injured or killed
  • You caused extensive property damage in an accident

A fourth DUI will be charged as a Class E felony which carries penalties of minimum jail time of 150 days, $3000 to $15,000 in fines, and the suspension of your driver’s license for 5 years with no possibility of obtaining a restricted license. You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle at your own expense. You also may face having your vehicle impounded.

If you have been arrested and face felony DUI charges, a Murfreesboro DUI lawyer is your best support in your efforts to effectively resolve the case. Whether you choose to fight the allegations and seek to have your charges dropped or if it is better to negotiate a fair plea bargain with the prosecution so that your penalties would be reduced, it is vital to avoid the consequences of being found guilty.

Fight a Conviction with a Murfreesboro Felony DUI Lawyer.

Felony DUI is a serious charge, and the courts in our area typically hand down the heaviest penalties possible unless the defendant can bring a strong case. Both lawyers at Parkerson Santel, PLLC have backgrounds as prosecutors and have extensive experience with the situation you now face. Because the punishment you may receive would have such a massive effect on your life, it is vital to begin work on your defense as soon as possible. An attorney with Parkerson Santel, PLLC will consult with you directly, because the team believes in giving personal service to clients. Your lawyer will work diligently throughout your case to seek an outcome in your favor.

Facing a felony DUI? Contact a Murfreesboro DUI lawyer for aggressive legal representation!


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