Driving under the influence is a serious offense that carries severe repercussions. The state of Tennessee mandates strict punishments for those convicted of DUI, including fines, alcohol abuse treatment and incarceration. Worst of all, though, a DUI conviction will remain on your record for the rest of your life, following you everywhere you go, potentially costing you jobs and other opportunities in the future.
A conviction for DUI will be a permanent stain on your record, visible to every potential employer, landlord or loan officer who runs a background check on you. The stigma that comes with a DUI conviction can be life altering.
If convicted, A Tennessee DUI conviction will become a permanent part of your criminal history. Contrary to a common misconception, a Tennessee DUI conviction will never “fall-off” of your record, no matter the length of time that passes.
Being arrested and charged with a DUI is stressful. Trying to understand the specifics of your charge as well as the complicated legal proceedings and various penalties you may be facing can be completely overwhelming.
In an effort to make sense of the charges you face, Tennessee DUI defense attorney Marcos Garza has written the Tennessee DUI Book. Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the Tennessee DUI Book contains statutes, plus information on how to protect your drivers license and find the right DUI defense attorney.
While learning all you can about the charges you face is beneficial, it is of the utmost importance that you seek out a credible, experienced attorney who deals exclusively in DUI law. Tennessee DUI laws are extremely nuanced and detailed, and you need a lawyer with the experience to know all the avenues of defense that are open to you. But remember—you need to act fast in order to give your attorney adequate time to build your defense.
Marcos Garza is an experienced DUI defense attorney based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Garza is Vice-President of DUI Defense Lawyers Association, a sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense, a life member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a life member of the National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a board member of the Tennessee Association for Justice and a member of the American Association of Justice.
Mr. Garza is also one of only a handful of Tennessee DUI defense attorneys who is trained and certified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in the administration of standard field sobriety tests. He also has completed extensive training in laboratory blood alcohol content testing techniques and procedures. Mr. Garza has earned the designation, “Lawyer-Scientist” by the American Chemistry Society for his extensive training in the science surrounding chemical and blood testing. Mr. Garza is also a graduate of Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College® in Dubois, Wyoming.
If you have been charged with DUI in Tennessee, don’t wait—call the Garza Law Firm today at (888) 680-7554 to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation.