Franklin DUI Defense Attorneys
Representing Clients in Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Police and prosecutors in Tennessee take DUI crimes very seriously, which is why you should immediately consult with a seasoned attorney if you have been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. At Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC, we know firsthand that DUI charges can stay with you the rest of your life and ruin your hard-earned reputation. Whether it’s your first time being accused of a DUI or if you are underage, we possess the vast knowledge of the law that you need on your side to advocate for your best interests.
What If This Is My First DUI Offense?
Facing DUI charges can be terrifying, especially if it’s your first time being arrested for this type of criminal offense. Our criminal defense team in Franklin is here to answer your questions and address your concerns so that you know what to expect from the legal process and the types of penalties you might face. First time DUI offenders can lose their license for up to one year and can be jailed from 48 hours to 11 months and 29 days. First time DUI offenders also face fines ranging from $350 to $1100. Courts can also order you to enroll in a rehabilitation program or perform community service.
DUI Fines in Tennessee
The state of Tennessee has four categories of penalties it uses to punish repeat DUI offenders. Fines for these offenses include:
- 2nd Offense: Up to $600
- 3rd Offense: Up to $1,000
- 4th Offense: $3,000-$15,000
- DUI with a Minor: Additional $1,000 to the primary offense
Why Do I Need a DUI Lawyer?
As we mentioned before, a DUI can result in incarceration, the loss of driving privileges, and a tarnished reputation. This is why you need to take these matters seriously and consult with a seasoned attorney to discuss which legal strategies can be used to fight the charges against you.
From challenging the results of field sobriety tests to questioning the reliability of the blood or breath test used to determine your BAC, we will explore all possible defenses that can be used to keep a DUI conviction off your criminal record. Don’t let authorities pressure you into pleading guilty; please reach out to us today so we can discuss all of your options under the law.
To say I was impressed would be an understatement. If you need the best legal counsel and sound advice, and sometimes it’s advice you don’t want to hear but need to, then Phil Newman and the Puryear, Newman & Morton team deliver.- Carl H.
I can’t say enough about this firm. I am treated like family and have the utmost confidence in all of the attorneys and staff there.- Brenda L.
With his expertise and the help of the Puryear, Newman & Morton firm, they did exactly that and I am extremely grateful to him and his firm.- Keith S.
Phil was my rock and my protector. I felt strong because I had Phil and Julie in my corner.- Tracy P.
Organized and diligent, Alisha was always one step ahead of those involved and made one of the most difficult times of my life a bit easier to stomach.- Lauren L.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience.
Our attorneys are dedicated to serving the needs of it's clients in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.
We are a full-service law firm with skilled attorneys who have years of experience handling specific areas of law.
Rooted In the Community
Our firm has been serving the people of Franklin for over 20 years and have an excellent reputation within the community.