Facing a DUI Arrest in Blount County, TN
A DUI arrest can be an overwhelmingly emotional and stressful experience. If you are charged with a DUI in the City of Maryville or in elsewhere in Blount County, Tennessee, you may face harsh consequences such as jail time, hefty fines, a mandatory driver license suspension, or the required use of an interlock device in your car. Therefore, if you are convicted of driving under the influence of an intoxicant (DUI or DWI), it is understandable that you are concerned about what will happen next. A DUI arrest can cause significant burdens that can be debilitating to your personal and professional life. It is critical to find an experienced DUI defense lawyer that will work with you to minimize or eliminate the consequences of a DUI, to prevent potentially life-changing penalties from adversely altering your future.
DUI Arrest in Blount County, TN
It can happen unexpectedly and innocently. You may be celebrating a promotion with a co-worker at a local bar. You offer to drive your friend home since they appear to be a bit intoxicated. You only consumed two beers and feel completely fine. While driving home, you try to play a song on your phone, but drop it under your seat and become distracted. Now, you and your friend are attempting to retrieve your phone, but you end up swerving in the process.
A Blount County, Tennessee deputy’s interest is piqued and it becomes clear that these few moments may change your life. You get pulled over and tell yourself to remain calm, although your heart is pounding. Unfortunately, anxiety gets the best of you, and you are unable to perform the roadside sobriety tests to the police officer’s standards. The officer claims that you are required to submit a breath test or blood test and you are confused about your rights. You are arrested for driving under the influence and spend the night in jail.
Finding a Specialist to handle a DUI arrest
Rarely is it a good idea to appear in court for DUI charges on your own, even for the initial appearance (arraignment). Driving under the influence differs dramatically from a standard traffic violation. While your DUI case is pending, the court may require that you comply with special conditions, such as no driving, a curfew, or the use of an ignition interlock device or a secure continuous remote ankle monitor (SCRAM).
A DUI conviction may be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on several different factors. Mandatory jail time and mandatory loss of your driving privileges are the least of your problems. This conviction, which will remain on your criminal history forever will, among other things, likely impede your ability to obtain a job or get the promotion you deserve. It will adversely impact your premiums and make it more difficult to get not only automobile insurance, but also life insurance and health insurance.
Hiring or being appointed a lawyer – even one that practices general criminal defense does not ensure that you will receive a lawyer certified as a specialist in the area of DUI Defense. Mr. Oberman was the first lawyer in Tennessee certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. All lawyers certified as a specialist in Tennessee are listed here: http://www.cletn.com/index.php/general-information/specialist
The lawyers at Oberman and Rice practice in Knox County and the surrounding East Tennessee counties – including Blount County, Tennessee. They will analyze your DUI case and look at factors such as past convictions, administration of breath or blood tests, sobriety tests, the possible violation of your constitutional rights, and other related circumstances in order to eliminate or minimize the consequences of your DUI charge. They will help you navigate the criminal justice system and determine the best course of action for you to defend your DUI arrest in Blount County, Tennessee.
Contact Knox County Criminal Lawyers Focusing Their Practice On DUIs
If you are facing DUI charges it is imperative you contact the right lawyer serving your locality as soon as possible to avoid costly mistakes. The lawyers at Oberman & Rice are ready to help. So stay calm and call us as soon as possible. We obtain the best possible results when we can start on your case within 72 hours – preserving evidence and obtaining critical statements from witnesses. After all, “Your Future Is Our Present Concern®“ – shouldn’t it be yours as well?