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DUI Defense Lawyer in Franklin TN

Protecting Those in Tennessee With High-Quality DUI Defense

Driver taking breathalyzer testThere is nothing as distressing and concerning as being arrested for a crime. If you have been accused of or arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it is highly advisable to contact a Franklin DUI attorney as soon as possible. At Julia E. Stovall Attorney at Law, I am dedicated to helping clients who have been charged with DUI.

I understand exactly how upsetting it can be to go through an arrest and not know who to turn to. You can count on me to guide you through the entire criminal court system, including during DMV hearings, investigations, and at trial, if necessary.

If you are faced with questions or concerns about the laws and process of a DUI, I am here to provide you with answers. You and your family are likely very worried about the consequences of DUI if you are convicted. This type of crime is typically prosecuted very aggressively by the state and involves harsh penalties because of the dangers of drunk driving. If you injured anyone or violated other traffic laws, there are even more severe consequences involved.

What is the Penalty for DUI in Tennessee?

Tennessee law requires jail time for any first time DUI offender. They will receive 48 hours in jail, at the very minimum. However, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over .20, the minimum amount of jail time becomes seven days. Depending on the circumstances, an individual with a first time DUI can receive up to 11 months behind bars, as well as a hefty fine.

Is a DUI a felony in Tennessee?

The first three DUI convictions are classified as misdemeanors in Tennessee. They are considered class A misdemeanors and may carry a punishment of less than one year in jail. Even though the first three are just misdemeanors, they will remain on your criminal record for life. The fourth DUI is a felony and carries a much harsher sentence of one or more years of incarceration.

How Long Does a DUI stay on Your Record in Tennessee?

If you are found guilty or plead guilty of a DUI, the conviction will remain on your record for 10 years. Any previous convictions will be counted further against you when facing multiple offenses.

If convicted of a first-time DUI in Tennessee, the following penalties apply:

  • Up to 11 months in jail
  • 1 year of license revocation
  • Mandatory alcohol and drug treatment programs
  • Up to $1,500 in fines, with additional court fees and other costs

Additional consequences will include a tarnished driving record and increased insurance rates. In some severe cases, your carrier may even deny you coverage. This can affect your ability to drive and even your job, if it depends on having a driver's license.

I have been practicing law for more than 25 years and you can rest assured that I will use my experience, knowledge, and skill to your advantage if you choose to have me represent your case. Throughout the time I have been in business, I have earned a reputation for my compassionate and effective approach to criminal defense. I have worked with thousands of clients in a wide range of different DUI cases.

At the office of Julia E. Stovall Attorney at Law, I go above and beyond for my clients. Schedule an appointment with me today online or by calling (615) 239-1374.

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