Nashville DUI Attorneys
DUI/DWI Defense in Mount Juliet, Brentwood & Franklin
If your son, daughter, or friend calls you at 2 a.m. and says they have been arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI, what do you do? If you yourself have been charged with drunk driving, where do you turn? You probably know you need to find a lawyer, but locating one who has the skill to help and is available when you call can seem like a daunting mission.
May McKinney is a name you can trust. Here are some reasons to choose our firm for your DUI:
- We will NOT automatically plead you guilty. Instead, we will fight your charges however possible.
- Rob McKinney is certified in gas chromatography by the American Chemical Society, which gives him insight into the science of DUI blood tests and analysis.
- Mr. McKinney holds both an instruction certificate and a student certificate (more than 64 hours' worth) in field sobriety testing from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Mr. McKinney organizes the annual DUI seminar for the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
- Our attorneys have spoken at continuing education seminars throughout the state.
- We have successfully tried cases involving blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of up to .20.
- Mr. McKinney is a graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
- Mr. McKinney is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, a life member and president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Penalties for a First Offense DUI in Tennessee
If you have been arrested for a DUI and are facing first offense drunk driving charges in Tennessee, you may be wondering what penalties you may face. For a DUI first offense in Tennessee, the penalties include:
- Jail time: Between 48 hours to 11 months and 29 days
- Probation: 11 months and 29 days
- Fine: Ranging from $350 to $1100
- Rehabilitation Program
- 24 hours of trash pick up
One year loss of your driver's license
- You are eligible to apply for a restricted driver's license with the installation of an ignition interlock
DUI penalties are always subject to change from year to year.
Fines for Tennessee DUI Convictions
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security states that there are up to four categories of penalties for DUI offenders. First, second, and third-time offenders all have their own brackets. Fourth-time offenders and every subsequent offense also have their own bracket.
All DUI convictions in Tennessee carry a fine based on the offense with which you are being charged. In most plea-bargain cases, the government offers you the minimum fine. If you go to trial, a jury must set any fine over $50. However, you can waive this and let the judge set the fine.
Here is a list of the fines for DUI offenses in Tennessee:
- Second offense: Fines up to $600
- Third offense: Fines up to $1,100
- Fourth or subsequent offense: Fines between $3,000 and $15,000.
- DUI with child under 18 years: Fines $1,000 in addition to the fine for the DUI offense
Contact Our Nashville DUI Lawyers
May McKinney delivers experienced DUI defense representation to drivers in Nashville and across Tennessee. DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) are serious offenses that can carry heavy fines, license suspension, and imprisonment if you are convicted. Defense strategies are also highly technical in nature, but our team has the experience and skill to effectively counteract improperly obtained or performed field sobriety tests, breath tests, and blood tests.
When you work with our Nashville DUI lawyers, our legal team will look at your arrest, the evidence, and your charges from all angles to develop a defense strategy designed to minimize the negative consequences to you.
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