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DUI Charges: What To Do Next

DUI Penalties in Murfreesboro, TN

How We Can Help You Avoid Serious Consequences

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of any substance, you could face serious penalties.

These penalties could include:

  • Time in jail and/or prison
  • License suspension
  • Large fines
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Mandatory monitoring by a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) device

In addition, you may have to pay fees to get your car back as well as pay higher insurance premiums. Therefore, you should make sure that you have one of the best DUI lawyers to defend you in court.

Call the Clarke Law Firm today at (615) 645-1501 to schedule your free initial consultation.

DUI Attorneys Can Help Lower or Eliminate the Charge Against You

Just because you have been charged with DUI doesn’t mean that you have to plead guilty or agree that you have done something wrong. A police officer is not required to prove that you are under the influence at the time of a traffic stop. All he or she will do is determine whether it’s likely that you may be a danger to yourself or to other drivers.

After you have been charged, calling a Murfreesboro DUI attorney should be your first step in having the charges reduced or dismissed. A Murfreesboro DUI attorney may be able to argue that chain of custody was not observed after a breath or blood test was taken or that your blood alcohol content was not above the legal limit.

Lowering or Eliminating DUI Charges May Eliminate Mandatory Penalties

If you are convicted of a DUI, you may have to spend a certain amount of time in jail even if the judge doesn’t want you in jail. You may also have to pay a mandatory fine or spend time on probation. As part of a plea agreement, your charge may be reduced to reckless endangerment or a mere traffic violation. Therefore, you won’t have to deal with jail time or a license suspension if all parties feel that it is not warranted.

DUI lawyers may be able to help you get a favorable outcome in your impaired driving case. Just because you made one bad decision doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to atone for it. Our criminal defense attorneys are available to dispute the charge against you in court and ensure that you are able to move on with your life after the case is resolved.

Contact the Clarke Law Firm in Murfreesboro today to discuss your DUI case with our dedicated attorney.

Our Record of Successful Case Results

  • Dismissed Aggravated Arson
  • Not Guilty Appeal of General Sessions
  • Charge Dismissed Assault
  • Case Settled for $380,000 Car Accident
  • Visitation Suspended Child Custody
  • Received Full Custody Child Custody
  • Charges Reduced Class B Felony
  • Charge Dismissed Domestic Violence
  • Charge Dismissed Driving on Revoked
  • DUI Dismissed DUI