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Understanding DUI Offenses

Franklin Understanding DUI Offenses Lawyer

A DUI can happen to anyone, and chances are you know someone who’s experienced a DUI arrest. In Tennessee, even a first offense DUI conviction carries harsh penalties. That’s why it’s critical to hire a lawyer who doesn’t just take DUI cases, but someone who prioritized DUI representation through yearly education and training. 

DUI Attorney Eric M. Larsen has handled hundreds of DUI cases and with a lot of success. He attended training in Atlanta to become NHTSA certified in Field Sobriety Tests – the same exact training that law enforcement takes. Every year for the last decade he’s attended the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference to remain up to date on the latest changes in the law and to learn knew legal tactics to defend his clients. He is also an active member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. DUIDLA is a national organization with a focus on learning the science behind blood and breath tests. 

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, don’t just hire a criminal defense lawyer, hire a DUI lawyer. 

A conviction for DUI carries harsh penalties that compound exponentially. In addition to jail time, your license is at stake and for many people, that puts their jobs at stake. 

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Record-Setting Results

  • Not Guilty 1st Degree Premeditated Murder & Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Premeditated Murder
  • Case Dismissed Order of Protection
  • Case Dismissed Felony Vandalism Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed Class A Felony Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Case Dismissed Sexual Assault

    A first offense conviction requires ALL the following:

    • MINIMUM of 48 hours in jail
    • 11 months 29 days of probation 
    • 1 year loss of license – You can obtain a restricted license with the installation of an ignition interlock and proof of SR 22 Insurance. 
    • MINIMUM $350 fine plus court costs
    • Completion of a DUI Safely School

    DUI 2nd Offense

    • MINIMUM of 45 DAYS in jail
    • 11 months 29 days of probation 
    • 2-year loss of license – You can obtain a restricted license with the installation of an ignition interlock and proof of SR 22 Insurance. 
    • MINIMUM $600 fine plus court costs
    • Completion of a DUI Safely School

    DUI 3RD Offense

    • MINIMUM of 120 DAYS in jail
    • 11 months 29 days of probation 
    • 6-year loss of license – You can obtain a restricted license with the installation of an ignition interlock and proof of SR 22 Insurance. 
    • MINIMUM $1100 fine plus court costs
    • Completion of a DUI Safely School

    DUI 4th Offense

    • Class E FELONY with a range of punishment between 1 to 6 years
    • MINIMUM of 150 DAYS in jail
    • 8-year loss of license – You can obtain a restricted license with the installation of an ignition interlock and proof of SR 22 Insurance. 
    • MINIMUM $3000 fine plus court costs
    • Completion of a DUI Safely School

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    • "He's very professional and I feel blessed that he was fighting for us."
      Eric Larsen is the best criminal lawyer to have fighting for you. My daughter got in trouble and I hired Mr. Larsen to defend her. He was able to get her the best deal possible. He's very professional and I feel blessed that he was fighting for us. I highly recommend him if you need a criminal lawyer.
      - Karen
    • Eric put his trust in me when all others would not. He had my best interests at heart throughout the entire process.
      - Former Client
    • I would not hesitate to contact him again if ever needed. Larsen for President 2020!
      - Mandy
    • He’s a good man! He kept me free with my daughter and I can’t thank him enough!
      - Kierria