DUI Attorney in Knoxville
It seems hard to believe, but anyone can get charged with driving under the influence and just because you are charged with DUI does not mean you are a bad person. People do not mean to commit DUI, but often think I am okay to drive home. Unfortunately, police frequently ask individuals who smell of alcohol or admit to having a beer, glass of wine, or a mixed drink to perform standardized field sobriety tests (“FSTs”). These tests are not easy for an individual who has been drinking.
Before you know it, the officer is saying you failed the FSTs and you are going to jail for DUI. The officer is likely to also asked for a breath or blood sample which many people don’t realize they can refuse to provide. The officer can get a warrant or write you up for the civil infraction of implied consent.
The whole time, you are wondering what do I do next. “I didn’t think I drank to much. I thought I passed the tests.” Even though you were arrested, you may have passed the test and that is why you need an experienced DUI attorney to determine. Officers often do not perform aspects of the tests properly or may have pulled you over for an improper reason.
An experienced DUI defense attorney can help you navigate the tricky waters ahead and help you achieve the best possible result for your case. Each case is unique and requires a unique approach tailored to your own case.
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