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What to Do After a DUI Arrest?

Being pulled over for driving under the influence is a lot of people's worst nightmare. The first thing to remember after being pulled over or arrested for DUI is not to answer questions from law enforcement officials. Politely ask to speak with your Murfreesboro DUI attorney and stay silent.

The sooner we are able to bring our experience and knowledge of the law to the table, the better.

​​​​To secure aggressive DUI defense in Murfreesboro, contact the Law Office of Michael Auffinger today at (615) 258-6575.

Consequences of a DUI Charge in Tennessee

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Even though many times we are able to successfully defend DUI charges and secure a positive outcome, you should still take these charges against you very seriously.

The consequences of a DUI, depend on the specifics of your case. If you have a previous DUI charge on your record you could face increased consequences. Common DUI penalties can include:

  • Jail time
  • License suspension
  • Mandatory community service
  • Large fines
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Possible restitution payments

When Can I Be Pulled Over for DUI?

Before a police officer is able to pull you over, they must have witnessed specific signs which indicate intoxication. Unless they were tipped off by a witness, if an officer did not see any signs themselves, they should not pull you over under suspicion of drunk driving. As such, it is important to act quickly after you have been arrested to retain representation.

This is especially important if you believe there was anything mishandled in your case, such as an officer who did not have probable cause to pull you over. The same should be said for illegal traffic stops where law enforcement did not have the approval to put up a stop.

Probable Cause for DUI

A police officer has probable cause to make an arrest if they see a driver:

  • Swerving
  • Tailgating
  • Turning illegally
  • Braking erratically
  • Drifting between lanes

BAC Limits in TN

Depending on your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) percentage at the time the police officer pulled you over, you could be facing various charges.

In the state of Tennessee, the following BAC percentages are categorized as:

  • 0.08% - “Per Se” BAC limit
  • 0.02% - Zero Tolerance (Underage) BAC limit
  • 0.20% - Enhanced Penalty (Aggravated) BAC limit

You could be facing different penalties depending on which level you are found.

Tennessee Implied Consent Law

It is important to know that Tennessee is under “implied consent” law. This means that when you apply for a driver’s license, you have already consented to take field sobriety tests and chemical tests to determine if you are too impaired to drive. Therefore, if you refuse to take the test, your driver’s license could be suspended along with other penalties.

Hire a Compassionate & Aggressive Murfreesboro DUI Lawyer

Why Choose Our Murfreesboro DUI Attorney? 

  • At the Law Office of Attorney Michael Auffinger, we understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family.
  • We want to not only provide you with the emotional support you need but aggressively protect your rights.
  • By staying up-to-date on all of the changes to local and federal laws that may affect your case, we can ensure we are always providing you with the most accurate information.
  • Our Murfreesboro DUI attorney is committed to helping people navigate the legal system and protecting their rights

To learn how our DUI lawyer in Murfreesboro can help with your case, contact us at (615) 258-6575. We charge a flat-rate fee and accept a wide range of payment options.

Why Attorney Michael Auffinger?

  • Aggressive Criminal Defense

    When you hire Attorney Michael Auffinger, you get a committed fighter in the courtroom.

  • A Proven Track Record of Results

    Attorney Auffinger obtained a rare reversal and dismissal at the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Experience and Comfort in Court

    We have successfully defended criminal allegations at all levels of the criminal court system.

  • Available in Your Time of Need

    The firm is committed to making itself available by phone outside of normal office hours.

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