Drunk Driving and DUI/DWI Lawyer Providing Effective Representation in Murfreesboro
Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are considered serious offenses in Tennessee. DUI charges can result in grave consequences for anyone convicted, possibly changing their lives forever. Here are some of the potential consequences of a DUI arrest:
First DUI Offense
Potential penalties for the first DUI offense include the following:
- Jail time
- Probationary period
- DUI school or rehabilitation
- Volunteer community work
- License revocation
- Ignition interlock device order
Second DUI Offense
In addition to the penalties listed above, the court can also order:
- Increased jail time, fines, and license revocation sentence
- Increased likelihood of court-ordered ignition interlock device
- Vehicle forfeiture
Third DUI Offense
All the penalties listed for a first offense are included, and those for a second offense are increased, including jail time, fines, and license revocation sentencing.
A fourth DUI offense not only carries increased third-offense penalties, but if the conviction occurs within 10 years of the first three, it is considered a Class E Felony.
What makes a Murfreesboro DUI offender?
Under Tennessee law, you do not have to be intoxicated by alcohol or illegal drugs in order to be convicted of a DUI offense. You might be suffering the effects of a prescription medication ordered for you by a physician. Unfortunately, this does not exempt you from the penalties imposed for all DUI offenses.
Clearly, the stakes are high. You risk losing time, money, independence, and freedom if you do not seek out a law firm experienced in drunk driving defense. McCarter | East PLLC has been handling DUI defense in Murfreesboro for years. Representing those convicted of a drunk driving arrest in Murfreesboro calls for a highly qualified and skilled group of attorneys. We know the courts, the law, and what it takes to provide the most aggressive and effective defense possible.
Contact us today
Our Murfreesboro DUI attorneys are available to speak with you about how we can offer valuable legal advice at 615-893-9255 or you can use our email form and contact us today for a free initial consultation.