DUI Lawyers in Camden, TN
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Tennessee has strict laws regarding drinking and driving, including mandatory jail time for first offenders. The law can be complex and has many components, so it is important to hire a lawyer with the right knowledge and experience. If you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), call the Law Office of Terry J. Leonard for skilled DUI attorneys in Camden, TN.
Tennessee DUI Laws & Penalties
Like most states, Tennessee uses blood alcohol content to determine if an individual is drunk. A driver can be charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of or higher than .08. If the person is under the age of 21, a DUI charge can arise with a blood alcohol content of .02 or higher. There are enhanced penalties for drivers with a blood alcohol content of .20 or above.
The possible penalties for a DUI conviction may include:
- Jail time
- Driver’s license revocation
- Community service
- Drug and alcohol programs
- Interlock device monitoring
- Restitution payments
The jail term, fines, and other penalties depend on whether this was a first or subsequent offense. The mandatory jail time for a first offender is 48 hours in jail, but the possible sentence is up to one year. The length of time in jail, the amount in fines, and other penalties increase for subsequent convictions. In addition, your vehicle can be confiscated if you receive a second DUI.
What Is Considered an Enhanced DUI Penalty?
An enhanced penalty is a sentence that is increased due to the serious nature of the crime committed. If drinking and driving results in an accident, an injury, or death, you may face enhanced penalties.
These situations include:
- Vehicular assault
- Vehicular homicide
- Aggravated vehicular homicide
- And driving drunk with a child under the age of 18 in the car
How Our Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
Call the Law Office of Terry J. Leonard for a consultation. Our DUI attorneys, representing clients in and around Camden, would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your case. Our results-driven legal team truly cares about helping you achieve the most desirable outcome.
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