DUI Arrest In Chattanooga?

Drunk driving is among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in Tennessee. Penalties for a first-time offense can include jail time and thousands of dollars in fines and fees. A driver with multiple DUI or DWI convictions faces more than six months in jail and mandatory enrollment in the ignition interlock program.

Clearly, DUI/DWI is a serious charge that requires equally serious and aggressive legal representation. At the Law Office of Sam Byrd in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I know the nuances of Tennessee DWI law as well as the circumstances involved in DUI arrests that infringe on drivers' rights. I also know how to help clients protect their driver's licenses.

A Hamilton County DUI Defense Lawyer Who Protects Your Rights

Whether it is your first DUI arrest or you have been arrested for drunk driving before, my priority is to get the best possible outcome in your case. I begin by investigating all aspects of your arrest, focusing on key aspects that can become part of a successful defense strategy, including:

  • Did the officer have probable cause to stop you and continue the investigation?
  • Were the field sobriety tests properly conducted?
  • Are the results of the test for blood alcohol content (BAC) accurate?

Even if the state's evidence is strong, you may still have legal options, especially if this is a first-time offense. I often can negotiate a plea agreement that reduces or dismisses a DWI charge in exchange for your completion of an alcohol and drug education diversion program.

Meet With A Proven DUI Defense Attorney

I can answer any of your questions regarding DUI arrests and possible resolutions to your case during a free initial consultation. Call 423-954-7949 or email me to schedule an appointment at my Chattanooga office today.