Tennessee DUI law is broad and Franklin DUI defense in particular comes with its own challenges. In Tennessee it’s unlawful for any person to drive or be in physical control of an automobile or other motor vehicle on a public road, highway, street or alley, or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park, apartment complex, or any other premises regularly frequented by the public while (1) under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, narcotic drug, or drug producing stimulating effects on the central nervous system or; (2) the alcohol concentration in the person’s blood is over .08%.
Courts in Tennessee give specific interpretations and meanings to terms and concepts found within the Tennessee law – such as “physical control,” “motor vehicle,” and other key terms which may be relevant to your case. Additionally, there are several constitutional rights that apply to DUI investigations such as your right to remain silent, your right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, and the requirement that officers have probable cause to investigate and arrest you.
It’s important to have a lawyer who has the knowledge and expertise to properly evaluate your case, review the facts, and provide you with a strong defense to fight a DUI charge in Franklin.