If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Memphis or any other geographical area in Tennessee, you have a ready and capable advocate available at the T. Bailey Law Office. Mr. Bailey has successfully defended a great many individuals who had been accused of drunk driving. As a former criminal investigator, Mr. Bailey has a keen eye for weaknesses in the prosecution's case against a client who faces DUI charges.
Whether you took the breath test and/or field sobriety tests or refused them at the time you were stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, the first order of business is to get your driver's license back. Keep or restore your driving privileges through an administrative hearing as soon as possible. Get an attorney's advice as soon as possible if breath test refusal is an issue in your case.
The second order of business in the face of allegations of drunk driving is to get an aggressive investigation underway. An experienced DUI attorney knows what type of evidence to seek and how to use that evidence to defend your rights.
Was the traffic stop unwarranted? Did police use illegal search and seizure tactics in connection with your DUI arrest? Did police inform you of your right to speak to a lawyer before submitting to a field sobriety test, a breath test, a blood test or a urine test? If test results were used against you, were those test results valid and admissible?
Make no mistake: A DUI arrest is not a traffic ticket. It is a serious criminal charge. In many cases, clients of Mr. Bailey's have obtained favorable outcomes including the following:
- Case dismissed
- Acquittal at trial
- Reduction of charges
- Reduction of penalties
- Downgrading of charges to reckless driving — still a criminal offense, but much less damaging on one's record