If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence, you may wonder what the repercussions are. Although every case is different, a lot will depend on the facts and how well your defense is. A first offense DUI conviction can result in imprisonment of up to 11 months and 29 days, loss of driving privileges, expensive fines, completion of a DUI school, SR22 insurance, an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle and most importantly, your reputation in the community. These penalties increase for each DUI conviction and a fourth DUI can be charged as a felony.
A DUI can also have serious consequences on your job.
The blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 in Tennessee. Some people can be over the legal limit in just a couple of drinks. A persons BAC will depend on factors such as the period in which the drinks are consumed, metabolism, gender, type and size of drink, weight and many other factors.
Although most DUI offenses are misdemeanors, their punishment can often be more severe than other misdemeanors. A DUI is one of the few misdemeanors that require mandatory jail time. This is one of the many reasons you need a strong defense attorney on your side.
A DUI is a crime that requires a science to defend. From the initial vehicle stop to the breathalyzer/blood draw, Parker and Pugh will tailor their strategy to the facts of your case.
Parker and Pugh has handled hundreds of DUI cases and even tried them before a jury. When looking for a DUI defense attorney, you need one that is not only skilled in that practice but also one that has the legal knowledge required to properly defend against a DUI. No matter the circumstances of your case, our attorneys are ready to defend you with the utmost respect and determination.
If you have been charged with DUI, contact Parker and Pugh for a free consultation.
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