Fight a DUI Charge in Johnson City
The Meade Law Group Fights for You after You’ve Been Pulled Over
One of the most common mistakes a person can make is to get behind the wheel having had one too many alcoholic beverages, yet DUI charges are considered something of a scarlet letter and carry with it very harsh penalties. There are ways to protect yourself, however, and everyone who has been arrested is entitled to a number of rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Trust our Johnson City DUI lawyers at the Meade Law Group for a free phone consultation. We can be reached at (423) 464-7779.
Because of public pressure to crack down on driving under the influence cases, prosecutors, judges, and the law will lean heavily on people convicted, especially those facing their second, third, or subsequent charges.
Consequences for a DUI conviction include:
- Mandatory jail time
- Driver’s license revocation for a year
- Loss of reputation
- Mandatory alcohol counseling
- Jail time
Far too many people simply accept their punishment without first being sure that the police have done their job properly in first stopping and then arresting. The Meade Law Group investigates every aspect of the State’s case against you, and will find any mistakes made by officers which may result in a much more favorable result.
What to Do After an Arrest
When you are pulled over for DUI on a Tennessee roadway, there are important things to remember to protect yourself. You have the right to refuse field sobriety tests, which are notoriously biased and hard to determine. In addition, you can refuse a blood or Breathalyzer test, but this may result in the automatic suspension of your license until your hearing. In addition, you have the right to refuse to answer police questions and, most importantly, it is vital that you have a Johnson City DUI defense attorney on your side to ensure you do not incriminate yourself.
Call the Meade Law Group today at (423) 464-7779 or contact us online as soon as possible to discuss your situation.