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If you are stopped and asked to take a breathalyzer or other type of test to screen your BAC, it is generally best to comply. Obtaining a driver’s license and getting behind the wheel provides your implied consent to have your BAC tested if a law enforcement officer requests. You can refuse to submit to a BAC test. However, it will come with the following consequences:
Typically, your Blount County DUI attorney will have more success pleading down your DUI charges if you agreed to a BAC test when requested. Being cooperative with law enforcement can help your case.
If you are charged with a DUI, your first step should be to hire a seasoned DUI lawyer in Blount County. Hiring an attorney will cost money, but not having legal representation could cost you much more monetarily and in other ways too. With towing, bail, attorney fees, high-risk insurance, court costs, school, and reinstatement fees, your first offense average costs could come with a price tag of up to $4,900.
Your attorney can review your case for any mistakes law enforcement could have made during your arrest or BAC testing in an attempt to have your case dismissed or receive an offer for a plea deal for lesser charges. As a first time DUI offender, you could face some or all of the following consequences:
If you were recently charged with a DUI, it is imperative that you call a Blount County DUI lawyer as soon as possible. You may be wondering what the future holds and what you can do to minimize your consequences. We understand these feelings and are here to help. The sooner your lawyer can begin defending you, the better outcome you can have. When you meet with your attorney from our firm, they will review the circumstances surrounding your DUI to determine what the best strategy is for your case.
Call the Barnes and Fersten Law Firm at 865-805-5703 to schedule your consultation today, or you can use our online contact form. We also offer the convenient option of online video consultations.