Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in Tennessee, you need a Tennessee attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law. The repercussion of a Tennessee criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Tennessee attorney. Each criminal charge in the State of 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 qualified criminal defense attorneys in Tennessee you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified 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 build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Tennessee, the main objective of the attorneys 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 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 drunk driving or DWI 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 charged 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 in Tennessee. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.