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Tennessee’s DUI Laws

If you are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), your life can change if you are arrested. Your freedom is at stake if you are convicted, including your freedom to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a positive reputation in your community.

At Michael J. Flanagan Attorney at Law, we carefully review the state’s case against clients accused of DUI and look for opportunities to question the evidence or negotiate a positive result based on what we find. Our founding lawyer can meet with you immediately after your arrest and begin advising you on how your case should be handled.

DUI Laws In Tennessee: What You Need To Know

It is important to be aware of our state’s laws related to drunk driving to appreciate the impact a DUI conviction could have on your life. Here are a few of the most important:

  • The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for adults over age 21 who are operating a motor vehicle is 0.08 percent.
  • Minors under age 21 may be considered legally drunk with a BAC as low as 0.02 percent.
  • A conviction on a first-time DUI offense can include license revocation for up to a year, a fine of up to $1,000 or participation in an alcohol treatment program.
  • Fines, jail time and other penalties increase with each subsequent conviction for DUI.

Reasons To Mount A DUI Defense

In addition to the desire to avoid the difficult consequences of a drunk driving conviction, another reason to fight a DUI conviction is because many times the state has only the weakest of cases against you. Tests of sobriety administered in the field inappropriately may contain errors that, if discovered in time, might exonerate you. The admissibility of blood and breath tests to measure your BAC has been questioned by defense attorneys in Tennessee, and this might be a key to your case if there is any doubt to how the test was given.

Standing By Your Side After An Intoxicated Driving Arrest

A drunk driving conviction can carry heavy penalties. Give your defense a strong advocate who will fight for the best possible outcome for you. Call our office today at 615-953-8339 or reach out to us by email. We work with clients from throughout the Nashville, TN, metropolitan area, as well as the surrounding area, including Dickson County, Hickman County, Lewis County, Perry County, Cheatham County, Robertson County and Davidson County. Se habla Español.