In Tennessee, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) that is 0.08% or above. This law also applies to driving under the influence of narcotics or any prescription medications which might affect the ability to operate the car. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Memphis, the penalties can be very serious even on a first offense. At the Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C., we have helped clients navigate the confusing and taxing process following being arrested for a DUI.
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If you are pulled over for by a police officer, they may ask you to participate in field sobriety tests to determine if you are intoxicated. The purpose of these tests is to gather enough evidence to support a DUI arrest. You are not required to participate in the field sobriety tests. Should you be arrested, you will be subject to a chemical test to determine your BAC by breath, blood, or urine. Refusing to participate in this test will result in an automatic suspension of your license for one year on your first offense.
Being arrested for DUI means you or your loved one could be facing serious consequences. A first-time conviction for DUI can result in a fine up to $1,500, up to one year of jail time, and the driver’s license being revoked for one year. The Memphis DUI attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. can provide you with experienced legal representation to fight your DUI charge.
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