DUI

Why You Need A Lawyer

If you've been pulled over and charged with DUI in Tennessee, you're certainly not alone. Especially if your DUI didn't involve a crash or injuries, you may wonder if you can save yourself some money and navigate the situation on your own. Don't do it. While you could potentially save a few bucks in the short term, there are other consequences to a DUI conviction that can upend your life. You could serve time in jail and lose your right to drive for a year or more. Your car insurance rates could go up, and you could lose out on potential educational or work opportunities because of a DUI conviction on your record. But there are ways an experienced DUI attorney can fight the charges and mitigate the penalties you face. At Scott C. Frith, Attorney at Law, I can examine the particulars of your case and come up with a comprehensive strategy to help you prevail in your case or go to trial, if necessary. Contact me online or call me at 865-525-4000 to find out more.

Under certain circumstances, multiple DUI convictions can mean you lose your right to own a gun. I can help protect your rights and restore a sense of control to your life.

Meticulous Investigation Bolsters Your Defense

Knowing how profoundly a DUI conviction can affect your life for years to come, I make sure to investigate every aspect of your charge thoroughly. I use every possible element of evidence to build your defense against criminal charges and find weaknesses in the state's case against you. For example, police body cam or police cruiser video could provide crucial evidence about your arrest that could affect the outcome of your case. Violations of police conduct, arrest protocol or mistakes in the breath test or blood test procedures could all help strengthen your case and help reduce the consequences of your charge. Without a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side who knows how to uncover and exploit all these details, you may end up with a harsher outcome in your DUI case than is necessary.

Parents often have particular concerns about what a DUI will mean for their child. Similarly, college students can face long-lasting consequences for a conviction. I can help protect the future opportunities of young people who have been charged with DUI.

Plead The Frith And Protect Your Future

From the moment you're charged with DUI, the clock is ticking; you have a limited amount of time to argue for a restricted license, beyond which you could be without a car for a year or more. Depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC) and the existence of any prior offenses, you could face significant fines and jail time, too, not to mention the potential loss of employment or educational opportunities. Having a lawyer on your side who is experienced with drunk driving cases can greatly increase your chances of maintaining your freedom and future opportunities after a DUI charge. To schedule your free initial consultation at my Knoxville, Tennessee, criminal defense law firm, call Scott C. Frith, Attorney at Law at 865-525-4000 or write to me to tell me about your case.