Driving under the influence or while intoxicated can be a dangerous and costly mistake, but one mistake does not have to mean the end of your driving privileges. DUI and DWI law in Tennessee is well-defined, but skilled attorneys like the team at Menefee & Brown, P.C. will offer the advice and skills you need to minimize the potential penalties you may be facing. Our experience handling DUI and DWI charges means that we deeply understand how the courts seek to prosecute offenders and how to best counteract these practices. We aim to help you keep your license and avoid jail time whenever possible.
Tennessee law carries different consequences for first-time and repeat DUI offenders. DUI penalties vary greatly, depending on how many times you have been previously convicted of DUI or DWI and if others were injured in your DUI or DWI offense. It is always important to note that a fourth offense and any subsequent offenses are considered and prosecuted as felonies. Various associated charges may also be levied in the event of injuries to others as a result of driving under the influence. These charges are all felonies and include:
When you have been pulled over or stopped under suspicion of DUI, it is a stressful decision determining if you should consent to a Breathalyzer® or blood test. The legal limit in Tennessee is .08 BAC (blood alcohol concentration), and test results above this limit carry dire consequences. If you refuse to take a test, you will face a minimum of one year of revoked driving privileges (a suspended license) but potentially no other penalties, so it may be in your best interest to refuse a test. However, if you have already submitted to a test, we know the process to refute its veracity. In addition, our cutting-edge attorneys at Menefee & Brown, P.C. will provide the guidance you need to determine the best course for making deals with the prosecutor and negotiating plea bargains.
If you have been charged with a drunken driving offense, contact us online or at 865-357-9800. Learn how the professionals at Menefee & Brown, P.C. have the needed experience to defend your case.