Fight a DUI Charge in Memphis
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 DUI defense lawyer from the Claiborne Ferguson
Law Firm, P.A. during the
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 DUI defense attorneys 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 DUI attorney as soon as possible!
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