Franklin DUI Defense Attorney
Arrested for DUI in Nashville? Call for a Free Consultation
Driving under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicant, drug, such as marijuana, is a criminal offense in Tennessee. Like all states, Tennessee is very strict on impaired driving and punishes those convicted with an array of penalties. As a licensed driver, you become subject to the implied consent rule, meaning you agree to submit to a chemical test when asked to do so by law enforcement. If your blood alcohol content measures .08 percent or higher, you are considered legally drunk. At Larsen Law PLLC, our Franklin DUI defense lawyer is highly knowledgeable in the laws and science surrounding this charge and can use his familiarity and experience to help you seek an optimum result. Call today to get help.
Tennessee DUI Laws
Even DUI first offenders may receive jail time when convicted in Tennessee. While you may feel nothing can be done about your DUI case since the state holds all the evidence, a capable attorney may be able to find flaws, weaknesses, or other errors in the legal, scientific, and technical aspects of your arrest.
The penalties for a first offense include:
- A minimum of 48 hours in jail up to a year
- A fine ranging from $350 to $1,500
- A license suspension of a year
- Participation in and completion of an alcohol or drug program
Those convicted with a BAC measuring .20 or higher will face a minimum of 7 days jail time. Jail time, fines, and other court-ordered penalties increase with subsequent convictions.
Tennessee also has a zero-tolerance policy for those under 21. If your BAC measures .02 percent or higher you will face DUI charges punishable by the loss of your driving privileges for a year, a $250 fine, and potential community service.
Get Help from Experienced Legal Professionals
Facing a DUI can be a stressful experience. You should not go through the legal process without the counsel and guidance of a respected attorney. At Larsen Law PLLC, we have helped hundreds of clients through the crisis of DUI charges with many successful outcomes.
Schedule a free consultation by calling us at (615) 933-2454.
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Sometimes going to trial is necessary. Attorney Eric Larsen is not afraid to do so if it's in the best interest of the client.
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Eric’s ability to maneuver through both trial advocacy and negotiations have earned him the respect of prosecutors, law enforcement, and the judiciary, which often leads to results that exceed client expectations.
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Attorney Eric Larsen works one-on-one with his clients in an effort to better understand their situation and goals.
If you've been charged with a crime it's important that you start building a strong defense immediately. Call us at 615-933-2454 and schedule a free case review.