A drunk driving charge can have an impact on many areas of your life, including career opportunities and your personal reputation. A first-offense drunk driving charge may be your only experience with the criminal justice system, but it is important to take the process seriously. Failure to effectively confront even a first-time DUI can result in serious penalties and loss of driving privileges.
A first-offense DUI in Tennessee can lead to prison, fines, drug and alcohol safety school and a suspension of your driver’s license. Jail time is certainly an intimidating prospect, but even the loss of a driver’s license can impact your ability to drive to work or transport your kids. Fortunately, with the right help, you may be able to mitigate serious potential consequences.
When we defend you against drunk driving charges, we take care to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest. It is possible that a Breathalyzer test or field sobriety testing were not administered correctly or that your rights were violated during the course of the encounter. If you refused to submit to the Breathalyzer and your driving privileges were revoked, we can help you get an occupational license for work purposes.
When it comes to a first-time drunk driving charge, Tennessee drivers should not underestimate the serious nature of the situation. We know how to help you confront these charges, protecting your rights and seeking a positive outcome for you. We can better determine an optimal defense approach for your unique situation once you schedule a case evaluation with our team.