A DUI Arrest Does Not Automatically Mean A DUI Conviction

Nashville — aka "Music City" — is legendary for its live music and active nightlife, drawing thousands of tourists throughout the year. The city's renowned entertainment scene is accompanied by plenty of alcohol consumption, which in turn produces a high number of drunk driving arrests.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Tennessee, it is important to enlist the services of an experienced drunk driving attorney. If you do not have a drunk driving conviction on your record, it is wise to do everything you can to keep it that way. If you have one or more DUI convictions on your record, it is even more important to work with an attorney who can minimize the impact of a DUI charge.

If you live in another state and you are arrested for drunk driving or another alcohol-related offense in Greater Nashville while here on vacation or business, I may be able to resolve your case without requiring you to return to Tennessee. Call 615-647-5625 to discuss the facts of your case.

It's Important To Work With A DUI Lawyer

At Rob McGuire Law, I represent both local residents and out-of-state tourists who face drunk driving charges or related charges such as underage alcohol consumption, violating Tennessee's implied consent law or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit for holders of a commercial driver's license.

Under Tennessee law, a first-time DUI conviction has a minimum of 48 hours in jail and typically well over $1,000 in fines and court fees. In addition, you face possible license revocation for up to one year and you must complete an alcohol and drug treatment program. Subsequent DUI convictions carry much harsher penalties.

Assertive DUI Defense

As a former prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney in Nashville, I have a thorough understanding of how drunk driving cases are treated. I know from experience that police often overstep their authority in stopping suspected drunk drivers. They also make mistakes in administering roadside sobriety tests, as well as collecting urine or blood samples for evidence.

I will investigate the facts of your DUI arrest carefully to determine if it makes sense to fight the charge. Other options include negotiating the charge down to a reckless driving or other reduced charge, or seek alternative sentencing.

A Prompt Response Is Critical

The most important step following a drunk driving arrest is enlisting my help as soon as possible. A strong defense often relies on a thorough investigation that begins within 24 or 48 hours following an arrest. Call or use the online contact form on this website to schedule a free consultation.