SANDRA L. WELLS
ATTORNEY AT LAW

Top Franklin TN DUI First Offense Attorney


 
 
 
Former Franklin DUI Prosecutor on Your Side

In Tennessee, a driver can be charged with Driving Under the Influence even though the police do not have any blood (BAC) or breath test results. If you are charged and if convicted, you will face mandatory jail time, driver’s license revocation, mandatory fines, court costs and probation. You may also face other serious penalties such as a vehicle forfeiture. 

We have handled thousands of cases just like yours and feel confident that we will be able to ensure you get the best possible defense. If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence the first step toward protecting your rights is to discuss your case with a legal representative that has your best interests in mind. There are a variety of very tough sentences that can arise from these very serious charges. Even if you don't believe you are facing anything as serious as jail time, it still is best to ensure your rights are protected.


A DUI Conviction Can Affect the Rest of Your Life Both Personally and Professionally


We understand the consequences that a DUI conviction can have and how it can possibly effect the rest of your life both personally and professionally. The Law Office of Sandra Wells have committed themselves to representing those charged with Driving Under the Influence.

  In a Nutshell…
If you are convicted of Driving Under the Influence First Offense, You Can Expect to:
  • Served at a minimum of 48 hours in jail with the maximum jail sentence of 11 months and 29 days
  • Participate in an Alcohol Safety School
  • Pay a fine of no less than $350 and no more than $1,500
  • Pay court costs as well as probation fees
  • Lose your driver's license for 1 Year
  • You may be ordered to pay restitution to any person suffering physical injury or personal loss
  • Install the Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle at your own expense
  • *For a BAC of .20 or greater, the mandatory minimum is 7 consecutive days
 

DUI 1st Penalties
TCA § 55-10-403. Fines and penalties; treatment programs; indigent persons; probation; restricted licenses; forfeitures

(a)(1)(A)(i) Any person shall, upon a conviction the first offense, be fined not less than three hundred fifty dollars ($350) nor more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500); the court shall prohibit the convicted person from driving a vehicle in this state for a period of one (1) year; and the person shall be further punished as provided in subsection (s).

(ii) In addition to the other penalties set out for a first offense violation, if at the time of the offense the alcohol concentration in the person’s blood or breath is twenty hundredths of one percent (.20%) or more, the minimum period of confinement for the person shall be seven (7) consecutive calendar days rather than forty-eight (48) hours.

(iii) In addition to the other penalties set out for a person convicted of a first offense violation of § 55-10-401, if the person applies for and the court orders the issuance of a restricted motor vehicle operator’s license pursuant to subsection (d), the court shall also order the person to operate only a motor vehicle that is equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device, if at the time of the offense, the defendant:

(a) Has a blood or breath alcohol concentration of fifteen hundredths of one percent (.15%) or higher;

(b) Is accompanied by a person under eighteen (18) years of age;

(c) Is involved in a traffic accident for which notice to law enforcement is required under § 55-10-107, and the accident is the proximate result of the person’s intoxication; or

(d) Is in violation of the implied consent law under § 55-10-406, and has a conviction or juvenile delinquency adjudication for a     violation that occurred within five (5) years of the instant implied consent violation, for:

(1) Implied consent

(2) Underage driving while impaired

(3) The open container law

(4) Reckless driving if the charged offense was for driving under the influence
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Law Office of Sandra L. Wells
3325 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 105
Franklin, Tennessee  37069
(615) 414-1329 Office
wells_law@comcast.net

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