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Advice From a DUI Lawyer: Don’t Give up; Be Prepared

As we pointed out in our recent blog post, the consequences of a DUI conviction in Tennessee can be severe. I am always surprised at how many people go to trial without ever talking to a DUI lawyer.  Perhaps this is because they feel they cannot win their case. However, that is even more reason that you should consult a DUI attorney before going to trial.  There are several things that are crucial to consider when facing a DUI conviction.

Your Background

A good DUI lawyer will want to know who you are and how you ended up with a DUI charge. There may be things in your history, like personal experience or health factors, that can have a great impact on your case. There are facts that may be pertinent to your defense that a DUI attorney will only find out by taking the time to sit down and talk with you.

Blood Alcohol Content

An experienced DUI lawyer will always challenge the blood alcohol content (BAC). Too often, people accept the report as fact. However, with a good trial strategy and the help of expert witnesses, an effective DUI attorney can help your case even with unfavorable BAC results.

Aggressive Mindset

The most important thing to look for in an experienced DUI lawyer is an aggressive mindset. Your attorney should assume that there will be a trial and that you want to be found not guilty. Your attorney should talk to you about gathering evidence, visiting the scene of the arrest, hiring expert witnesses, filing motions and the process of a trial by jury.

Should the state decide to offer a plea bargain in the case, the attorney is obligated to communicate that offer to you.  However, your attorney should be prepared for a trial first, with the plea bargain as a backup plan and not vice versa.

This information should serve as a starting point for anyone facing a DUI charge in Tennessee.  If you are looking for an experienced, aggressive DUI attorney, please give The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto a call. We would be happy to sit down with you and hear your side of the story.  Contact us today at (865) 691-2777, visit www.BrownandRoberto.com or use the contact form below.

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