If you are pulled over while driving because an officer suspects that you are driving under the influence, you may be subject to field sobriety / chemical tests and an arrest. The tests performed by police officers are intended to check if you have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or higher to warrant an arrest. You are not legally required to perform field sobriety exercises. However, Tennessee law now requires that you submit to a breath or blood test to determine whether you are intoxicated, if an officer finds probable cause to believe you are driving under the influence. If you refuse consent to such a test, you may face a separate charge and separate consequences. Whether you are currently facing charges for DUI or were told that you are facing charges for test refusal, our Jackson criminal defense lawyers can help.
At Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, we understand the various steps you will be going through in a criminal proceeding for DUI charges. From the time you are tested and arrested, until you are facing prosecution, it is essential that you have experienced representation on your side. We have extensive experience working to get cases dropped by disproving chemical tests, invalidating evidence, and proving that pulling you over was unlawful initially.
If you have been arrested for first time DUI, multiple DUI, or DUI with injury, you could face very severe consequences. We are here to protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair trial. Our goal is to gather sufficient evidence to build an argument on your behalf to get your charges dismissed or reduced. With more than a decade of experience, we have earned a reputation for the success of our Jackson criminal defense attorneys and team.
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