DUI Attorney in Jackson, TN
Using Prior Law Enforcement Experience to Defend DUI Cases in Madison County
Are you wondering how you can beat a DUI? Our Jackson DUI attorney can analyze your case and help you develop a strategic and effective way of fighting against your charges.
The legal team at the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham employs a variety of tactics when trying to get DUI charges dropped. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we might seek to prove the unreliability of a field sobriety test or try to demonstrate how your blood was improperly drawn. Whatever your specific situation, we have the knowledge and skills to make the law work for you, rather than against you.
Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels
Year after year, drunk driving is the number one killer on Tennessee roads. This type of crime is taken very seriously by law enforcement and courts, and often offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You need a Jackson DUI lawyer who can fight to protect your rights and help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.
Under Tennessee law, driving under the influence occurs when someone’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is .08 percent or higher at the time of driving.
The two exceptions to the above rule include:
- The legal BAC limit for drivers of commercial vehicles is .04 percent
- Drivers under the age of 21 will be charged with DUI for any trace of alcohol
Mandatory Jail Time for DUI Offenders in Tennessee
In Tennessee, the mandatory jail sentence for all first time DUI offenders is 48 hours. If a person’s BAC was .20 percent or higher, then the minimum jail sentence is seven days. Maximum penalties for a first time DUI include 11 months and 29 days in jail, a $350 to $1,500 fine, and a one-year license revocation.
Subsequent DUI convictions result in more severe penalties. For instance, second-time offenders face a minimum of 45 days confinement and will also be fined between $600 and $3,500. Also, the license suspension period is increased to 2 years, and a judge may order the individual to participate in an alcohol treatment program for up to 28 days.
We Can Help You Fight Your Charges
Your first step to getting your charges dismissed or dropped is having your case evaluated by our Jackson DUI attorney. At the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham, we offer years of experience and depth of knowledge to help you protect your rights and driving privileges.
20 Years of Criminal Justice Experience
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