David Clarke, a leading Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer, discusses if DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges can be dismissed. With many years of experience defending his clients in Tennessee, he understands the concern a person who has been charged with a DUI in Tennessee has. He works vigorously to defend his clients but also with discretion and care.
Can MY DUI Be Dismissed?
There’s always a chance. Certainly, that’s obviously a best-case scenario and something I’d ask for. To be honest, that’s less likely. That doesn’t happen – certainly, doesn’t happen in the majority of cases, but it can. It’s going to depend on – one of the things that I do when I get hired on a DUI case, I’m going to get a copy of the warrant. I’m going to get a copy of the video from the trooper’s vehicle. Then I’m going to get the blood results that will show the amount of alcohol and/or drugs in the person’s system. Depending on what I find out from that investigation, then that will determine whether or not you have a chance of getting it dismissed or not.
It’s going to depend on one of the things I’m looking at in the video, for instance, is if they had a valid reason to stop you. If you can prove that they didn’t have a valid reason to stop you, that you weren’t speeding or committing any other traffic violations, then that’s a case where you definitely can get it dismissed because they didn’t have a reason to stop you to begin with. Another way that it potentially can get dismissed is if the blood – your blood result comes back and you are under the legal limit for alcohol. There’s a couple of ways that can happen. It certainly does happen on occasion. It’s more likely that it doesn’t get dismissed but reduced, but certainly, there’s a lot of different factors at play. It can get dismissed. It can get reduced. In a worst-case scenario, you could be convicted of the DUI.
Charged with DUI?
If you are charged with a DUI, contact Attorney Clarke for compassionate and effective representation. David Clarke is an experienced trial lawyer who represents people on these charges and has a solid record of success.
Contact the Clarke Law Firm by calling Murfreesboro DUI Lawyer David Clarke at 615-796-6299. Se Habla Español 615-809-1255