DUI And DWI Charges Can Make You Veer Off Course
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), you may be worried about how it might affect your status in this country especially if you don’t have immigration papers. Finding a legal representative who can examine your case and make sure your rights are protected is the first step in dealing with the aftermath of a DUI, DWI or any other traffic violation. The Law Office of Eric J. Montierth is experienced in defending people, including those who are not U. S. citizens.
Find A Lawyer To Help Navigate Your Local DUI And DWI Laws
If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI in Tennessee, you’ll be subject to the state’s laws. First-time offenders have a mandatory minimum of 48 hours in jail, with higher blood alcohol content (BAC) increasing that jail time up to as much as just under a year, plus a fine. You also risk losing your license for a year, and will be expected to participate in a treatment program for drugs and alcohol.
With a second DUI, your vehicle can be taken away. Subsequent offenses can even result in several years’ worth of driving privileges being revoked, and long-term restricted licenses.
Negotiating Your Charges
With the help of an attorney, it’s possible to get a reduction in your sentence if you are convicted of DUI or DWI charges. You may be able to negotiate getting your driving privileges back more quickly, and might find compromises like agreeing to a treatment program and get an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed in lieu of jail time or license revocation. It depends on the scenario, which is why a lawyer can best advocate for you through a deep understanding of state laws.
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