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Knoxville DUI Defense Lawyer

Knoxville DUI DWI Defense Lawyer

Attorney in Knox County for Clients Facing Drunk Driving Charges

Over the last few years, lawmakers in Tennessee have renewed their focus on the battle against drunk driving in the state. As a result, Tennessee's laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs are among the strictest of any state in the nation. Each year, thousands of drivers are arrested for drunk driving in Tennessee, many of whom are convicted and subjected to severe criminal consequences. If you are facing DUI charges, your life might never be the same again. At the Knox County law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we understand what you are up against, and we will assist you in navigating the complex criminal justice system.

DUI Charges in Union and Campbell Counties

Any charge related to drunk driving in Tennessee is a serious charge. There is no such thing as a minor DUI offense. The criminal penalties associated with a conviction are severe, especially in comparison to DUI penalties in other states. A conviction will result in mandatory time in jail, expensive fines, and the loss of your driver's license, even if the conviction is your first. You will also have a permanent criminal record that could make it more difficult for you to get a good job, find affordable housing, or qualify for certain educational programs.

With so much on the line, you need a lawyer who not only knows the law but who is not afraid to stand up and fight on your behalf. Attorney Jeffrey Coller is an accomplished DUI defense attorney who has helped many clients successfully defend against DUI charges. He and his team are ready to put their experience and skills to work for you.

We can assist you with all kinds of DUI-related cases, including:

Protecting Your Rights

In most cases, a DUI arrest begins with a traffic stop by a police officer. Even before initiating the stop, the officer must comply with strict protocols and guidelines to ensure that he or she does not compromise your rights. For example, the officer needs reasonable suspicion or probable cause to pull you over. They will also need probable cause to perform an arrest, and they may ask you to take a roadside breathalyzer test or perform field sobriety tests. Any mistakes that the officer makes during the stop and the arrest could be used in building your defense.

Our team will investigate the details of your arrest and the circumstances that led to it. We will examine and challenge the results of BAC testing when necessary and appropriate. If there are any details that could help your case, we will find them, and we will remain at your side every step of the way.

Tennessee Law Firm for Boating Under the Influence Charges

For many people, a day on the water is not complete without a few beers. Unfortunately, things can sometimes get out of hand, and it is not unusual for a recreational boater to face charges for operating a boat or personal watercraft (jet ski) while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Boating under the influence (BUI) is similar to DUI in that the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) for adults is 0.08 for operating a boat or a motor vehicle. The penalties for a conviction are different, however, as are the defense strategies that may be available in your case. Our team will help you understand your options and work to protect your rights when you are facing BUI charges.

Contact a Knoxville DUI Defense Lawyer Today

If you have questions about DUI or BUI charges in Tennessee, contact our office to get the answers. Call 865-281-1000 for a free consultation at the law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney today. We serve clients in Knox County, Union County, Anderson County, and Campbell County.

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