What could a DUI conviction mean for you? If you are convicted for drunk driving in Tennessee, you could face jail time, fines, driver's license suspension and other criminal penalties. In addition, you can count on having higher car insurance rates if convicted for drunk driving.
At Patton & Pittman, our Clarksville criminal defense lawyers fight aggressively to avoid such serious consequences for our clients. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your rights and DUI defense strategy.
Attorney Chris Clark brings six years experience as an Assistant District Attorney to our firm. As a former prosecutor, he trained police officers on how to testify in court. He knows firsthand the kind of language officers are trained to use in discussing field sobriety tests and other evidence in the courtroom. This knowledge strengthens our ability to effectively cross examine the officers, challenge roadside test results, and obtain a more favorable outcome for clients. Just because you failed a field sobriety test doesn't mean you will be convicted.
There are options for people facing first offense DUI/DWI charges. If you have not had a prior DUI conviction in the last 10 years, you may be eligible for a conditional/restricted driver's license that permits you to drive to school and work for the duration of your suspended license. Conditional licenses are not available to some repeat DUI offenders.
Military personnel can jeopardize their military career if they are found guilty of drunk driving. Our criminal defense attorneys comprehend the impact a conviction will have and do everything we can to avoid such drastic results. We regularly represent the interests of military personnel stationed at Fort Campbell.
A DUI conviction is one of the most debilitating charges you can face, but what many people don’t realize is that even your legal prescription for certain drugs can leave you susceptible to a DUI with drugs charge. In the state of Tennessee, you can face severe fines, jail time, license suspension, high car insurance rates, and other criminal penalties that will likely remain on your record for a long time.
A DUI with drugs conviction can mean a number of things, and mainly centers around the fact that you were driving with impaired judgment, alertness, concertation, or motor skills—and sometimes, these charges can be considered more dangerous than alcohol.
The following types of drugs can lead to an arrest for DUI with drugs charge:
At Patton & Pittman, we are incredibly experienced in the field of criminal defense, especially because our Attorney Chris Clark knows the ins and outs of what goes on during a courtroom trial. As a former Assistant District Attorney, he can help construct your defense so you have the best possible chance at a positive outcome. This kind of experience and knowledge is difficult to find with other Clarksville criminal defense attorneys, which is why we are so proud to be serving our community with such tenacity and meticulousness.
Our DUI/DWI defense lawyers are respected by former clients, colleagues, judges and even the prosecutors we regularly confront in the courtroom. Before your career, reputation, and lifestyle are completely jeopardized, give yourself a fighting chance against the justice system by entrusting one of our reliable and recognized Clarksville criminal defense attorneys.
Call our Clarksville office at (931) 361-4477 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.