Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are accused of a crime in Tennessee, you need a Tennessee lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The effect of a criminal conviction in Tennessee are too great to trust your life and future to just any attorney in Tennessee. Each criminal case in the State of Tennessee, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in Tennessee could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense attorneys in Tennessee you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified Tennessee criminal defense lawyer 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 primary goal 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 are driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
In Tennessee to be charged for drunk driving or DWI a police 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%.