Memphis DUI Attorney
DUI Charges in Tennessee & Mississippi
In the state of Tennessee, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. If you are pulled over and a police officer suspects you to be driving under the influence, then they may ask you to perform some field sobriety tests (FSTs). There are two very important points that you must be aware of in this scenario. First, an FST is designed only to gather information to warrant an arrest. It is not a pass-or-fail test so much as it is a means to gather enough evidence to support an arrest. Second, you are not required to take the FST, and you cannot be legally punished for refusing it. This being said, there is no reason you should ever consent to this test, as the results could be detrimental to you.
If you are arrested and charged with DUI, then you will face a criminal proceeding during which you will be subjected to witnesses and evidence, as well as arguments from the prosecution. It is important to know that while chemical tests such as the breath or urine test seem extremely scientific and foolproof, there are always the factors of human error and machinery malfunction that can be introduced to invalidate evidence. It is important to know that there is no evidence admitted in a DUI case that cannot be fought against by a Memphis criminal lawyer from the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. during the DUI process.
Defending Your Rights in Memphis DUI Cases
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI and drugs,
first DUI, or
multiple DUI, then you could face serious penalties upon conviction, and it is important for you to have skilled legal assistance on your side that can aggressively defend your case in court. Our firm has been representing the criminally accused residents of Memphis, Tennessee in various
criminal defense cases for many years with a long history of success in the cases that we have handled. Our Memphis criminal defense lawyers also incorporate scientific analysis into our legal assessment so that we can take apart any evidence necessary in order to pursue the best possible outcome in every scenario.
Contact a Memphis criminal defense attorney as soon as possible!
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