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Smryna,TN. DUI Alert

Arrested for DUI in Smyrna,TN., your case will start in the Municipal court of Smyrna,TN. One unusal feature of DUI cases in Smyrna,TN. is the compliance hearing.

How can a DUI in Tennessee impact you?

In Tennessee, being convicted of a DUI charge can end up costing you more than you expect. Rob McKinney, Nashville criminal and DUI defense attorney, is here to highlight the exact consequences for varying DUI charges and what you may face if you end up convicted.

If I plan to plead guilty to DUI, do I really need a lawyer?

So you got behind the wheel after having too many drinks and then got arrested for DUI. Now you have a serious legal problem that you wish would just go away. You may be tempted to simply plead guilty to the charge, accept the penalties, and move on with your life. And by doing so, you can avoid the expense of hiring a lawyer.

About Tennessee's boating under the influence laws

Operating a mechanically-powered vessel or sailboat while under the influence of alcohol is a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee. For the most part, the rules regarding alcohol impairment that apply on the water are the same as those that apply to drivers of motor vehicles. You can be convicted of boating under the influence (BUI) if you are found to have blood alcohol content of .08 or more. The operator of a boat gives implied consent to blood alcohol testing, just as the driver of a car or truck does. The penalties upon conviction for BUI are the same as for DUI. And during certain holiday periods, officers from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) intensify their enforcement efforts, just as state and local police on land do.

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