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Chattanooga DUI Defense Lawyer

If you've been out drinking, the sight of flashing lights in the rear-view mirror is not a welcome one. Like most states, Tennessee has strict and well-established criminal consequences for people who drive under the influence. People convicted of DUI face a number of serious penalties that escalate in severity for habitual offenders who have been stopped for multiple DUIs. Consequences are also more severe for underage drinkers charged with DUI. Some of the consequences for a DUI conviction include:

  • Jail time
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Probation
  • Volunteer work
  • Required drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Required ignition interlock device

There can also be secondary ramifications to a DUI conviction, including:

  • Increased car insurance rates
  • Refused health/car/disability insurance
  • Car rental restrictions
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Restricted gun ownership

Chattanooga DUI defense attorney Mary Sullivan Moore can help you avoid the serious and potentially far-reaching consequences of a DUI conviction. We are committed to doing everything we can to lessen the impact of your charge, so that you can look toward your future with optimism.

Challenging Chemical Tests

People who undergo a Breathalyzer test and then blow over the legal limit — .08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) — may feel that they have no grounds on which to challenge a DUI charge. However, chemical readings may be challenged on several points that could disqualify the readings as evidence. Mary Sullivan Moore is a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge of Tennessee DUI law to contest the results of a chemical test. Click on link to view the Summary of Tennessee DUI Penalties.

Blood Test Controversy

Tennessee is one of very few states that currently allow forced blood draws. This is a controversial measure wherein certain drivers can be forced to give blood instead. The forced blood draw law is being challenged in several states as unconstitutional, but still stands as legal in Tennessee. Whether through a blood or breath test, if your chemical test indicated impairment, you need to consult with a lawyer to discuss your rights.

Get Help With A DUI Charge

At Mary Sullivan Moore, Attorney at Law, PLLP, we do everything in our power to help you get your charges reduced or dismissed where possible. To consult with Ms. Moore, call us at 423-933-2924 or use the contact form.

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Mary Sullivan Moore, Attorney at Law, PLLP
622 Georgia Ave Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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