If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), then you could face serious penalties upon conviction, and it is important for you to have skilled legal assistance on your side that can aggressively defend your case in court. Our firm has been representing people arrested and charged with DUI for over 17 years with a long history of success in the cases that we have handled.
Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Tennessee can have very serious consequences that go far beyond having to spend a few hours in jail and some fine and costs. Here is what you stand to lose if convicted:
In addition to DUI penalties imposed by the Court as a result of a TN DUI conviction, a person may also be faced with serious additional consequences. A DUI conviction may prevent a person from renting a vehicle from a commercial agency, depending on the policies of the rental company. Automobile insurance premiums of a person convicted of DUI will likely be increased and the policy may even be cancelled.
Tennessee DUI penalties from a conviction may affect one’s ability to obtain and/or maintain life, health insurance, and disability insurance. Additionally, a DUI conviction may negatively affect the status of a person’s professional license (i.e. Doctor, Lawyer, Nurse, Stock Broker, or Airline Pilot) and may affect one’s ability to obtain employment in the future. Persons convicted of driving under the influence will also be restricted in their ability to acquire and/or maintain the possession of a firearm.
Finally, Tennessee DUI penalties from a conviction may also affect one’s ability to travel out of the United States. For instance, Canada has strict laws regarding the admission of individuals who have been convicted of DUI. Therefore, it’s important that you contact an experienced DUI attorney like James M. Marshall, as soon as possible.