If you have been charged with a DUI in the greater Memphis area, you need a knowledgeable and confident Memphis criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights and freedoms.
In Tennessee, the consequences of a conviction for a DUI can be serious and long-lasting depending on the circumstances of the offense. As your Memphis DUI attorney, I will leave no stone unturned in obtaining the best results possible in your case.
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Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, is not only a serious crime in Tennessee that carries mandatory jail time, fines, and license revocation, but also is one of the most legally complex cases in our justice system. DUI laws are legally complex issues because of continually changing statutes, complicated constitutional law issues, and advanced science in blood and breath testing. A DUI arrest does not have to mean automatic jail time, fines, or license revocation, but you need an experienced DUI lawyer to steer you through the process for the best results possible.
To be convicted of a DUI, Tennessee law requires that beyond a reasonable doubt you were:
How can an officer determine if I am under the influence?
An officer will take into consideration your driving behaviors, your reaction to the officer's emergency signals, your ability to divide your attention once stopped, your physical demeanor, speech, eyes, ability to walk, odor, and your ability to perform field sobriety test.
What are field sobriety tests?
Field sobriety tests are physical coordination tests administered to an individual suspected of a DUI. Three tests have been standardized in Tennessee: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Heel to Toe, and One Leg Stand tests.