Murfreesboro DUI Attorney
Driving Under the Influence
Parkerson Santel, PLLC is a small intimate firm that provides one-on-one representation to clients. As former prosecutors Attorney Thomas Parkerson and Attorney Tommy Santel have prosecuted thousands of cases, which has provided them with extensive experience that allows them to develop an aggressive defense on behalf of their clients. Knowing how the prosecution works enables the team to counteract the strategies that the opposition may develop and to actively seek to exonerate you of
As Murfreesboro DUI lawyers, the firm's legal team is dedicated to using every available legal strategy in challenging evidence against you and working to help you fight conviction. Driving while intoxicated can fall under a misdemeanor or a felony in the state. When you are facing felony DUI, a verdict that is not in your favor may result in expensive costs, jail,
ignition interlock device,
SCRAM tracking device, license suspension or revocation and more.
Criminal Charges and Convictions
Charges can increase up to a class A felony when aggravated vehicular assault while driving intoxicated occurs. Any aggravating factors involved in a case can significantly raise the stakes, and these include having multiple convictions, committing vehicular assault, having a past vehicular homicide conviction or a BAC level of .20% or more. Some charges can put obstacles in your way, while others can put your future at risk. Any type of criminal charge is detrimental, however, there is often a defense to many of the allegations may by police including those involving DUI & drugs,
underage DUI or the more serious charges of
vehicular assault, and
Parkerson Santel, PLLC is ready to dispute the evidence brought against you such as findings of field sobriety tests or
blood & breath tests, knowing that these are not completely accurate. Investigation can be done to determine if a device was working properly or if an officer carried out the testing wrong. Unfortunately, much of the determination of whether or not a suspect has been drinking can be left up to the arresting officer to decide and people are more than able to make mistakes. It is a difficult situation when the mistakes of another can land someone behind bars for a crime they did not commit or lead to them being penalized more harshly than they deserve. Don't let this be you. Speak to a professional as soon as possible so that they are defending your freedom from day one. If you are charged with
violation of implied consent for exercising your right to refuse testing, this can increase the punishments even without a conviction.
Defense from a DUI Lawyer
While many people think they have no choice but to plead guilty to a DUI charge, the fact is you are still innocent until proven guilty, even with a DUI offense. As seasoned DUI lawyers, Parkerson Santel, PLLC knows how to investigate and prepare your case in order to seek the best resolution possible for you. When it comes to the more serious charges that could involve extensive jail or even prison time, the team's great dedication and care for clients will reflect in their tireless attention to defending each case.
A DUI related conviction can have severe ramifications to your future. With a criminal record or a DUI conviction, you could find yourself losing an existing job and have trouble finding a new one. You might find that your insurance rates skyrocket and have other financial penalties due to the charges. Why not secure a strong defense? Retain a Murfreesboro DUI defense attorney who has a deep insight into the workings of the prosecution and will use that knowledge and skill to your benefit.
Call the firm right away to discuss the specifics of your case and begin a legal strategy that will assist in protecting your legal rights, your driving privilege and your freedom. Through a free consultation you can learn more about the specific ways a lawyer at the firm can defend you.