Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are charged with of a crime in Tennessee, you need a Tennessee lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The aftereffect of a criminal conviction in Tennessee are too great to trust your life and future to just any attorney in Tennessee. Each criminal charge in Tennessee, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction in Tennessee could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense lawyers in Tennessee you can trust to help you through a bad situation.
Hiring an experienced Tennessee criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Tennessee lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Tennessee, the main objective of the lawyers on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Tennessee
In Tennessee the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Tennessee for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for DWI or drunk driving a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be arrested for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC Tennessee. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.