DUI Enforcement and Penalties

Jackson DUI Lawyers

DUI enforcement and penalties

In Tennessee, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above is a criminal offense. There are stricter BAC limits (.04) for persons driving commercial vehicles. And young drivers, those under 21, have a limit of .02. Enhanced penalties apply to DUI offenders with .20 or above BAC. These drivers face additional jail time, stiffer fines, and more severe license sanctions.

It is not only alcohol that can be the subject of a DUI charge. Driving under the influence of illegal drugs or controlled substances is also considered a DUI in Tennessee. Controlled substances include marijuana, amphetamines, narcotics, inhalants, and any other intoxicant. A DUI lawyer in Jackson can examine your situation and explain the laws that apply to your case.

A DUI can result in a multitude of penalties, depending on the facts of the case. Some penalties include the following:

  • Fines
  • Jail
  • Ignition interlock
  • Community service
  • Suspension of license
  • Loss of license
  • Vehicle confiscation
  • Mandatory alcohol education and assessment/treatment

Our Jackson DUI law firm can help you

It is extremely important to recognize that a conviction for even a first DUI offense results in a criminal record that is bound to have serious repercussions in your life for many years to come. Do yourself a favor and contact our DUI law firm in Jackson as soon as possible after your arrest.

You should begin working with our Jackson criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and develop the best defense possible for your case.  An attorney skilled in DUI at Byrd & Byrd, Attorneys at Law, PLLC is ready to help you. Do not allow your rights to be waived.

Contact a Jackson DUI lawyer for help today

Our DUI lawyers in Jackson are ready to offer you advice about how to defend your case. We are skilled at analyzing cases and trained to come up with the best defense possible for you. We know our way around the courts, are familiar with all local procedures, and can explain your options to you in plain English. Secure knowledgeable representation for the sake of yourself and your family. Call (731) 424-7188, toll free at (888) 793-3328 or contact us online today.