Top Brentwood, TN DUI Lawyers Near You

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    Greenspoon Marder LLP

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

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    Weatherly McNally & Dixon PLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Herbert & Lux PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Law Office of Jordan Sluder

    DUI Lawyers | Madison Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Madison Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Rob McGuire Law

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Law Office of J Ryan Johnson

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Parkerson | Santel, PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Murfreesboro Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Murfreesboro Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • The Law Offices of John M. L. Brown

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Law Office of Richard McGee

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Freeman & Fuson

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Attorney at Law

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • The Ralston Firm

    DUI Lawyers | Gallatin Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Gallatin Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Lebanon Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Lebanon Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • David vw Law

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Stites & Harbison PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Franklin Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Franklin Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • May + McKinney, PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Waldron, Fann & Parsley

    DUI Lawyers | Murfreesboro Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Murfreesboro Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Miller & Martin PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Schell & Oglesby, LLC

    DUI Lawyers | Franklin Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Franklin Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Bruce & Weathers

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Law Office of John G. Oliva

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

  • Stites & Harbison PLLC

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

    DUI Lawyers | Nashville Office | Serving Brentwood, TN

Brentwood DUI Information

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Have You Been Charged with a DUI?

If so, it is imperative to immediately contact a Brentwood DUI lawyer who knows all the defenses that may be available to you. To violate DUI law, the blood-alcohol content must be at least .08 percent, and if it is higher than .14 you can be charged with extreme DUI.

DUI Ramifications

The alcohol content is determined by blood, breath, or urine tests. If you refuse to take one of those tests your driver’s license is automatically suspended. A DUI conviction is punishable by license revocation, months in jail, or years in prison for repeat offenders and stiff fines.

How long does a DUI stay on your record?

The length of time a DUI conviction will stay on your criminal record (different from your driving record that the DMV uses) depends on the state you live in. Some states will remove a DUI from your criminal record after five years, at which point, if you are arrested and convicted for DUI again, the system will treat you as a first-time offender. In other states, this could be 10 years. Other states do not do this at all, meaning the conviction will always be on your record, unless you can expunge it.

How long do you go to jail for a DUI conviction?

This depends on the state that you live in. Some states have mandatory jail sentences (although in some it’s only a few days) for a first-time offender, while other states have no jail time for first-time offenders. For each DUI conviction you receive, your odds of going to jail for a longer amount of time will increase.

Should you plead guilty to a DUI?

Many people think they should plead guilty quickly to “move on” from the incident. But that will mean having a conviction on your record for years to come, which can have serious negative effects on your life. You should always discuss your case with an attorney before you ever make any decisions on pleading guilty.

What happens when you get a DUI?

A DUI conviction can mean spending time in jail, having to pay fines and court costs, and attending drunk driving classes or entering into rehab. It could also mean having to deal with the effects of a driver’s license suspension, which could affect your job. Some states also require ignition interlock devices in the cars of people with DUI convictions. In short, the penalties are serious, and you should treat them seriously.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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