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Tennessee Driving Under the Influence Lawyers

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DUI (driving under the influence) is aggressively prosecuted in Tennessee, throughout Nashville and Clarksville. If you are pulled over for suspected DUI and exhibit the signs of a person who has been drinking and driving, you may be arrested and subjected to blood alcohol testing to determine your blood alcohol concentration, which will play a big factor in your charges, conviction and sentencing. The legal limit in Tennessee is .08%, meaning that if your blood alcohol level is .08% or above, you can be convicted for DUI.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you will need the assistance of a DUI lawyer who can help you avoid the harsh penalties which often come with a Tennessee DUI charge. An experienced DUI lawyer may be able to challenge the validity and reliability of field sobriety tests and breath testing used to determine your blood alcohol level. Your lawyer may also be able to investigate the scene of the accident, if you were involved in one, recreate it, and prove that you were not at fault.

Enhanced DUI Penalties in Tennessee

In Tennessee, you may face enhanced penalties for your DUI. If your blood alcohol level was .20% or above, or if this is a multiple conviction, you will face more severe penalties: a longer license suspension and prison sentence, higher fines, and more. If you injured someone in an accident you caused while driving under the influence, you will likely face a felony DUI charge, where the minimum sentence is 1 year in a Tennessee state prison. If you were involved in an accident that caused the death of another person, you may be charged with vehicular manslaughter and face even more extensive penalties.

Any type of DUI charge may result in life-changing penalties. By working with Clarksville DUI attorney James Phillips, you have the chance of avoiding a lengthy sentence, the loss of your license, and more. Attorney Philips may even be able to have your charges dropped and your case dismissed. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and see where you stand.

Arrested for DUI in Tennessee? Contact Clarksville DUI attorney James Phillips today.