Murfreesboro DUI Lawyers
- Kimberly, Scott:
Scott Kimberly has extensive experience representing individuals charged with DUI and DWI. Serious legal problems call for strong representation from a Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Lawyer who cares as much about the outcome of your case as you do. You can count on Scott.
- Freeze, Ryan:
A criminal defense lawyer is someone that no one should go without when they are accused of a crime. Even if the individual plans to represent himself or herself, it is a good idea to at least consult with a criminal law attorney. A lawyer can give the defendant an idea of how serious the crime is and what kinds of charges the defendant can expect. Additionally, the criminal defense lawyer will be able to explain to the client the possible defenses that are available and the type of plea bargains that are likely to be offered to each individual client on a case by case basis.
- Crain, Joshua:
Being convicted of a criminal charge can change your life forever. Be sure that you are getting the representation that you deserve. Attorney Crain knows that tough situations call for tough action.
From major felony trial work to misdemeanors:
- Clarke Law:
A conviction for DUI requires mandatory jail time, loss of your driver's license, significant fines, and a permanent criminal record. These are very serious consequences, and therefore, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to get you the best possible results.
- Parkerson Santel:
Being charged with a DUI can be a life-changing experience, one in which you are confused, stressed, embarrassed, and worried about the consequences. This is especially true for those facing a first DUI arrest who have never been involved in the criminal justice system before and who know little or nothing about it. You need legal guidance to understand what you are up against, what your chances are for avoiding a conviction, and how best to proceed with handling the situation. You will get competent and experienced advice, a straightforward and honest assessment of your case, and aggressive and dedicated legal representation from the Murfreesboro DUI defense lawyer at the firm.
- Bullock, Fry, Hornsby & Evans:
General Practice, Civil and Criminal Trials and Appellate Practice before State and Federal Courts, Class Actions, Criminal Law, Family Law, Narcotics, While Collar Crime, DUI, Divorce, Custody Cases, Grandparent Rights, Military Law, Employment Law, Wills, Probate, Personal Injury Law, and Personal Injury Litigation
- Burnash, Alesha:
Breach of Contracts
DUI & Simple Possession
- Bennett & Michael:
The law says that “you are innocent until proven guilty”. However, if you've been accused of a crime, it may not feel that way. That's why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney handling your case. With so much at stake - your freedom, your reputation, your job, your family - it's simply not wise to represent yourself or to entrust your defense to an overburdened public defender.
The criminal justice system is tasked with seeking out, prosecuting, and punishing wrongdoers. For this reason, it's not unusual for the police and prosecutors to have tunnel vision once they make an arrest and have a suspect in custody. Without the best criminal defense attorney on your side, it's quite possible that you will be convicted of the crime with which you've been charged.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will review all aspects of your case, from arrest to indictment, to ascertain whether there are any holes in the prosecution's case, including defects in the stop, arrest, search warrant, actual search, or in any other aspects of the particular case against you. Remember, you don't have to prove your innocence. On the contrary, the prosecution has the burden of proving that you are guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”.
- Cope, Hudson, Reed & McCreary:
Civil & Criminal Litigation
Corporate & Governmental Law
Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation
and Insurance Defense
Property Law, Banking Law & Bankruptcy
Divorce, Child Custody & Domestic Law
- Dotson & Brunell:
Many things can result from a DUI conviction in Tennessee. None of them are good — the possibility of jail time, stiff fines, suspension or revocation of driving privileges, dependence on public transportation and damage to your reputation, to name just a few.
- Howard, Kendricks & Reynold:
Driving drunk is not taken lightly in Tennessee. If you have been picked
up for drunk driving, the consequences of a conviction go far beyond a
fine, possible jail time and suspension of your driver's license. For
the next three years, you could end up paying many thousands of dollars
in high-risk insurance fees. You may even lose your job.
Anyone who faces DUI/DWI charges in Tennessee should immediately seek
the assistance of an experienced defense lawyer.
Even if you think the state has a strong case against you, there is
always a defense against drunk driving charges.
DUI/DWI cases involve complex scientific and constitutional issues, and
only a lawyer who is experienced in trying these cases can advise you of
your options and recommend a strategy tailored to the facts of your
* Was the stop legal? We will first investigate the stop and
determine whether the police officer violated your constitutional
rights. If the police did not have probable cause to pull you over,
the stop is illegal and we may be able to suppress evidence such as
the results of the breathalyzer test. * Were the breath test results
accurate? Tennessee uses the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machine.
Even if the results were incriminating, police mistakes in the
administration of the test can result in those results being
In a drunk-driving case, your lawyer also needs to plan for the
possibility that the state has enough evidence to obtain a conviction on
DUI/DWI charges. In this event, our skilled association of attorneys can
negotiate with the prosecutions to help minimize the effect of the
charge on your life.
- Hogan, Timothy:
Tennessee laws prohibiting drunk driving are notoriously stringent. If you are arrested for DUI, you face serious consequences including the possibility of a criminal conviction, jail time, probation, loss of your driving privileges and hefty fines.
You Need a Vigorous Defense
All too often, people think they have no choice but to plead guilty to a DUI/DWI charge or that they have no defense because they tested over .08 in a breath or blood test. There are defenses that can be raised on your behalf - even if you tested over the legal limit.
Even if you do not obtain a "not guilty" verdict or acquittal, your attorney may be able to negotiate at sentencing to reduce the penalties and adverse consequences you face. In some instances a plea agreement may be a better option than fighting your charges at trial. While police officers are trusted with keeping the peace and enforcing laws, they are certainly not infallible; they may have made mistakes that create an opening for a strong defense or result in dismissal of charges against you. In other cases, a negotiated plea agreement that protects your rights and minimizes your exposure to adverse consequences is better than simply pleading guilty.
- Scott, David:
* DUI/Reckless Driving
* Other Alcohol-Related Offenses
* Domestic Violence
* Probation Violations
* Drug Offenses
* Juvenile Delinquent Charges
* Felonies and Misdemeanors
- Smith, Tim:
Tractor Trailer Accidents
Serious Injuries & Wrongful Death
Work Related Injury & Illness
Divorce & Family Law
Contested and Uncontested Divorces
Post Divorce Relief
Felonies & Misdemeanors
Wills & Estates
Social Security Disability
- Howard, Kendrick & Reynolds:
* Domestic Violence and Assault Crimes: Don't face assault charges, including charges of domestic violence, spousal abuse, or child abuse alone. We can help.
* Theft and Burglary: At the Law Offices of Howard, Kendrick and Reynolds, our attorneys will defend you against theft, burglary and other property crime charges.
* DUI: Driving drunk is not taken lightly in Tennessee.
* Murder/Homicide: In Tennessee, murder is a capital offense. If you are under investigation by homicide detectives, you are encouraged to have an experienced defense attorney with you every step of the way.
* Sex Offenses: Don't let charges of rape, child sexual assault, or indecent exposure ruin your reputation and your ability to continue living in your community. We can help you build a defense to sex crime charges.
* Drug Charges: An arrest for drug possession can harm your career and other future possibilities. Whether you are facing drug charges yourself or your teenager has been charged with a juvenile crime, you are encouraged to speak to our criminal defense attorney today.
* Juvenile Crimes: From representation in juvenile court proceedings to representation in negotiations with juvenile court attorneys, juvenile court judges, social workers, and probation officers, we work to protect the rights and futures of youthful offenders.
* Parole and Probation Violations: Our lawyers have successfully defended many adults and juvenile offenders accused of violating their parole or probation conditions.
- Waldron, Fann & Parsley:
Our criminal-justice system can be overwhelming and frightening. The United States' incarceration rate is much higher than that of other industrialized countries. Prison sentences are getting longer and more frequent. If you face the possibility of being accused of a crime, contact an experienced criminal-defense lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably even before questioning or investigation.
There are mandatory minimum and maximum penalties for all levels of DUI. Sentencing for a first-time DUI could include one-year license suspension, 24 hours in jail, fines, alcohol school and litter pick-up. A second conviction can mean 45 days in jail and a two-year license suspension. There are enhanced penalties if your BAC is over .20, you had a child on board or you caused an accident or injury. A fourth DUI is a felony, with mandatory jail time upon conviction.
In most Tennessee counties, it is possible to negotiate your case and plead guilty to a lesser offense. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will examine the state's case for every opportunity to get charges dismissed or reduced:
* Legality of the traffic stop
* Administering of field sobriety tests
* The officer's report and video from the patrol car camera
* Results of blood alcohol content (BAC) tests
* Your license is suspended when you plead guilty or are convicted at trial. Waldron & Fann can help you get a restricted license to drive to work and school, if eligible.
* If you are under 21, your license can be suspended for having ANY alcohol in your system (BAC of .02). Commercial truck drivers can lose their CDL license for a BAC of .04.
* Refusing a breath or blood test results in one-year loss of license, even if DUI charges are dropped or you are found not guilty.
* Driving while your license is suspended (Class B misdemeanor) adds one year to your license suspension.