Barnette Law Office, LLC

June 11, 2014

Nashville DUI Lawyer

are unique in the sense that  it is one of the few misdemeanors that are heavily prosecuted.  Typically, DUI charges arise from poor judgment, but nonetheless they are considered serious crimes.  However, police officers in make mistakes while doing their job in .  Mistakes can arise with respect to the reason you were stopped, administration of field sobriety tests, chemical tests to determine your blood alcohol concentration, etc.  At and his team works hard to ensure all the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest are examined in order to achieve the best outcome for your situation.

The penalties for even a first offense are harsh. A carries the following punishment:

  • Mandatory Minimum of 48 hours in jail (If BAC greater than .20, mandatory 7 days in jail)
  • Maximum $1,500 Fine
  • Loss of drivers license for one year
  • Community Service
  • Ignition Interlock Mandatory with BAC greater than .08

With said and while strives to have every DUI case dismissed or reduced to reckless driving or reckless endangerment, there are several options available to allow you to drive while your license is suspended. Restricted licenses permit you to travel to and from work, school, and certain other functions. In most cases, installation of the ignition interlock device would permit you to drive anywhere at anytime, however requires you to blow into the machine prior to starting your vehicle each time. In 2013, was amended yet again to require anyone whose blood alcohol concentration is over .08 to have ignition interlock installed in their vehicles in order to obtain a restricted drivers’ license from the Department of Safety.  can help you obtain such a license if you are convicted or plea to a .

Perhaps the most common misconception about a Jason Barnette examines each DUI case on its own facts.  Each district attorney will weigh certain factors when determining their offer.  Each judicial district in is different in terms of procedure and if they will even offer reductions.  Our job at as experienced is to analyze your case, identify the best defense and present the factor which weighs most heavily in your favor.

Do not be naïve and attempt to handle a DUI charge in middle Tennessee without an skilled .  Often there are issues which arise with cases that non-attorneys would never recognize. The law regarding are complex. Obtaining a proper analysis is important in any legal matter and it is imperative in a scenario where you could face jail time. There are many aspects of a DUI arrest in Tennessee which require careful analysis both from a factual standpoint and legal standpoint. Our offers free consultations for all and surrounding counties.

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