Driving Under the Influence: A Permanent Conviction
Everyone is aware of how serious the implications of a DUI charge can be. DUI’s can potentially ruin many aspects of your life, including your career, social status, and overall reputation. Not only do they have very severe immediate consequences, they also can never be expunged from your record once convicted. In the state of Tennessee, most DUIs will be charged as a misdemeanor, meaning you could face up to almost a year in jail.
Luckily, there is a way to amend the situation if charged--an experienced attorney such as ours at Collins Legal can help advocate on your behalf and fight against the damaging consequences of a DUI. Ben Powers, a DUI attorney in our Nashville office, says “DUI convictions are most damaging because of the social stigma associated with having one on your permanent record. Employers who do background checks will see it. Schools will likely require you to disclose it. And family and friends will know about it.”
It is crucial you avoid the following consequences of a DUI, which include but are not limited to:
- Jail time
- DUI assessment
- Community service
- Ignition interlock device
- Vehicle forfeiture
- Revoked license
- Highway litter removal
Contact Our Nashville DUI Lawyers Today
At Collins Legal, we have successfully represented countless clients facing a DUI charge in the state of Tennessee. A DUI can be incredibly intimidating to face on your own--which is why it doesn’t make sense for you to not enlist in the help of a strongminded, knowledgeable, and tenacious DUI lawyer. Mr. Powers and his powerful legal team will always keep your best interests at the forefront of any case, and we refuse to back down from a challenge, no matter how complex or difficult your case may seem.
To schedule a free initial consultation and speak with a representative of our firm, please don’t hesitate to call us today at 615.610.0728.