Clarksville DUI Attorneys
Laws & Penalties for Driving Under the Influence in Tennessee
Drinking and driving is a crime in Tennessee. If you are caught operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .08, you will be charged with a crime, and a conviction can leave you with serious consequences such as fines, jail time, increased auto insurance rates, and a criminal record that will follow you around for years.
Drinking and driving comes with mandatory minimum jail sentences of at least 48 hours. Beyond that, a judge can then convict you of up to a year in jail and fine you up to $1,500. These penalties only increase with subsequent convictions, so protecting yourself from the first one is especially important.
DUI penalties can also be increased if:
- You struck someone with your car
- There was a child in the car
- You killed someone in an accident
- You have previous criminal history
At Goble & Yow Attorneys, PLLC, our Clarksville DUI attorneys have experience helping clients like you to protect their futures with effective case strategies. Call now and schedule a free consultation if you were arrested on DUI charges.
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Potential DUI Defenses Against a Conviction
Just because you were arrested for a crime does not mean you actually committed it. In many cases, police officers will stop you just to see if you might be guilty of a crime, in which case you may be able to challenge the evidence. Police are governed by laws as well, so ensuring they acted lawfully may be the key to ensuring the best possible outcome for your situation.
As your DUI attorneys, our team at Goble & Yow Attorneys, PLLC will check to see if:
- Police lawfully administered a field sobriety test, meaning that they did not entrap you or mislead you
- BAC tests were administered appropriately, meaning the machine was calibrated and the results were properly documented
- Any expert testimony may be able to help your case
Our Clarksville DUI attorneys understand that this is a stressful time for you. Let us help you find the confidence to stand in defense of your rights and your future. We fight aggressively for our clients to ensure they get the lawful treatment they deserve for their case.
Choose DUI lawyers in Clarksville with over 30 years of collective experience. Contact us at (931) 283-2311.