Criminal charges can affect your livelihood by hindering the way you make a living and possible time in jail. If you’ve been arrested, then consulting an attorney should be the first step in a direction to avoid jail time and possible fines.
Tennessee doe not take driving under the influence lightly and it can bear consequences that may result in jail time, fines and also drivers license suspension. Gaining the help of an attorney is the first step in a detailed process if you’ve been charged with a DUI.
Depending on the type of offense, a misdemeanor charge in Tennessee can be a serious matter. Conesequences can include time in jail, a fine or both. Misdemeanors are punishable by jail terms of up to 11 months and 29 days.
Felony charges carry more weight than misdemeanors and they are punishable by one year or more in state prison. In Tennessee, lawmakers designate felonies as class A, B, C, D, or E where Class A felonies have the most severe punishment.
If you have specific questions or comments regarding your legal situation, feel free to contact our office to speak with a member of our staff.