FIRST DUI IN TENNESSEE
MURFREESBORO DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Tennessee? Are you thinking to yourself, “I have a clean driving record so I should be fine?” You should think again. Tennessee has some of the strictest DUI punishments in the country, even for first-time offenders.
Act quickly and contact Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law. With this Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer at your side, you can keep your chin up and gain a fighting chance to retain your driving privileges.
Why do so many people trust this law firm? Attorney Crain's accolades speak for themselves:
- Award-winning former prosecutor
- 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
- Dozens of 5-star client testimonials
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers by NTLA selection (2014 – 2015)
Want to know what Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law can do for your DUI case? Call (615) 200-9409.
FIRST-TIME DUI PENALTIES IN TENNESSEE
In response to a growing fear of car accidents caused by intoxicated driving, Tennessee has implemented strict legal penalties to use against anyone convicted of a DUI.
Penalties you could face for a first-time offense include:
- Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.
- Up to $1,500 fine.
- Driver’s license suspension for 1 year.
- Nearly $5,000 in court and administrative costs.
Tennessee also frequently requires first-time DUI offenders to drive around with an ignition interlock device (IID) for 6 months to 1 year. You will likely need to pay around $100 a month in taxes for an IID as well as more than $200 for its initial installation and eventual removal. You should also be aware that refusing to take a chemical test for the first time will trigger an automatic license suspension of 1 year.
FIGHT YOUR DUI CHARGE
The last thing you should do after being arrested for a DUI is to sit down and allow the criminal justice system to have free reign over your punishment. If unchecked or unchallenged, you could be excessively penalized due to exaggerated or purely falsified claims from the prosecution. Get ready to fight back with the help of a Murfreesboro DUI attorney who is not afraid to take the gloves off in your defense.
Cutting – Edge Advocacy
As a private attorney, Joshua has approached his cases with the same energy and drive that made him a successful prosecutor. His Tough defenses and aggressive approach have earned him a reputation in the community.
Not Your Average Attorney
Joshua T. Crain is down to earth attorney that relates to the struggle of his clients. He understands what it is like to invest in something and views his clients as a person that he really wants to help.
Over a Decade of Trial Experience
With over a decade of trial experience, Joshua T. Crain has the knowledge to know when to be aggressive and when to back off. This knowledge has resulted in several favorable outcomes.
Does Not Pass Judgement
Joshua T. Crain does not pass judgments on his clients. He knows that one mistake does not define a person. He sees his clients for who they are and not the mistake that they made.