You may be arrested and charged with driving under the influence if caught drunk driving. A driving under the influence (DUI) charge is a serious offense that can affect your life and future for several years. Therefore, if you are pulled over and given a DUI, you must speak with a Tennessee criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Many people who receive a driving under the influence charge are confused about what this means. To simply explain it, this type of charge usually means that you were driving or operating a vehicle while drunk or intoxicated. The officer likely became suspicious about certain driving maneuvers you were making, leading them to pull you over and observe your behavior. As a result, they may have asked you to participate in field sobriety tests or take a breathalyzer test, which indicated that you were driving under the influence.
There are various types of penalties that individuals may receive if convicted of a DUI, such as:
An experienced criminal defense attorney knows the laws of Tennessee, how to build a strong defense, and can help you avoid these penalties or face lesser charges. Talk to an attorney today.
DUI cases can become very complex and challenging. However, you should not let this type of case keep you from contacting a DUI attorney who will explain your legal rights and the possible legal options you may take. Christopher Eads of The Law Offices of Christopher Eads is an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable lawyer. He has helped many clients with DUI charges throughout Tennessee, and he is ready and available to start helping you as well. Submit our contact form to schedule your free and confidential consultation today.