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Murfreesboro DUI Lawyer

Protecting Your Driving Privileges in Tennessee

Being pulled over for driving under the influence is most people's worst nightmare. The first thing to keep in mind 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 from the office of Attorney Michael Auffinger, call us now at (615) 258-6575.

Taking Your DUI Case in Tennessee Seriously

Whiskey, handcuffs and car keys - Murfreesboro DUI Lawyer

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, depending on the circumstances, can include jail time, license suspension, community service, and fines. Depending on whether it was your first charge, you may face increased penalties.

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.

A few signs that a police officer may see before pulling you over include:

  • Swerving
  • Tailgating
  • Turning illegally
  • Erratic braking
  • Drifting between lanes

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits

Depending on your 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. 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 Murfreesboro DUI lawyer can help with your case, call now 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.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “He will do the best he can to get his clients a fair ruling in the court system.”

    Lisa R.

  • “Case Dismissed”
  • “With Mr Auffinger in your corner the case immediately looks better.”

    Ernest J.

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