Protecting Your Rights after a DUI in Murfreesboro
Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Rutherford County
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If you have been arrested for DUI in Rutherford County, it is important that you seek professional help from a legal representative. For help in fighting a DUI in Murfreesboro, contact Rutherford County DUI attorney Thomas Overton at (888) 693-3930 today.
- Has more than 27 years of law experience
- Provides all types of criminal defense in Nashville, including, but not limited to, felonies, misdemeanors, violent and sex crimes, white collar crimes, theft, burglary, and DUI
- Offers a free initial consultation
- Member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National Association of DUI Defense, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have found yourself facing a DUI Rutherford County, you need a Murfreesboro DUI lawyer who is well qualified. Legal representation is necessary in this potentially life-changing situation. Neglecting to acknowledge the charge against you can lead to dire consequences. Avoiding your charges may make matters worse.
Rutherford County DUI Penalties
DUI offenses in Tennessee are a result of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Legally prescribed drugs and substances which are considered illegal are both unacceptable when operating a vehicle in Tennessee. And you will also obtain a DUI if your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) level is .08% or above that.
The penalties for a Murfreesboro DUI vary and can include the following:
- A mandatory 48-hour jail sentence
- Fines ranging from $350-$1500
- 1-year driver’s license suspension (restricted license possible)
- DUI school involving alcohol assessment and treatment
As a first time DUI offender you can expect to face up to 48 hours in jail, fines that range from $350 – $1,500, suspension of your driver’s license for 1 year, and DUI School.
Second time offenders can expect to face anything between 45 and 11 months in jail. Fines for a second offense increase as well. You can see fines from $600 up to $3,500, and license suspension again for 1 year. DUI School may also be required.
For a third time DUI offender, the penalties become increasingly worse. There is a minimum jail time of 120 days and a maximum of 11 months. Fines at this point range from $600 – $10,000. And you are at risk of having your license taken for a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of ten. You may have to attend DUI school. There is also a possibility of installation of an ignition interlock system for your vehicle.
About Thomas Overton, Rutherford County DUI Attorney
County DUI attorney, Thomas Overton has spent his legal career providing top-of-the-line representation for people facing criminal charges. As a result, Thomas Overton has garnered a reputation for his legal work as a top Murfreesboro DUI lawyer. Thomas Overton has been practicing criminal defense for over 27 years. His ample knowledge in DUI law will help you combat your DUI charges in Tennessee. Thomas Overton, Rutherford County DUI lawyer, served as a legal analyst on local television programming. He also worked as a writer for a Tennessean newspaper, writing law articles. He is often appointed as Special Judge when other judges are absent.
"Mr. Overton informed me that he had been practicing law for over 26 years. He didn't sugar coat things just to make me feel better. He explained to me the pros and the cons of my case. He was able to get me a reduction to reckless driving versus a DUI. And, I was able to keep my license. Every time I called him, he got back in touch with me, answered my questions and treated me in a professional manner.-Former DUI client
"I was taken to jail for failure to consent to an alcohol test and I was charged with DUI. The next day I called Tommy Overton. I had heard for years about his great reputation as a DUI attorney and many years of being a top attorney here in Nashville. He has a calm and steady manner that only a seasoned confident attorney can give - I felt calmer after meeting with him and he told me he would do all he could, even though he could not predict the outcome. I provided all the details along with receipts from my evening to Mr. Overton. My case was reduced to reckless driving! Tommy was great about breaking down BEFORE and AFTER my court appearance what I needed to be aware of and what was expected of me and his insight into all that was happening. It's clear to see what a great person he is, in addition to floating with ease around the courtroom. It's as if he was born to do this. If you are in trouble with the law, I would highly recommend leaning on Tommy for help and insight - not only is he proficient at what he does, he will put you at ease and be at your side to help guide you every step of the way." -Former DUI client
"Tommy did an excellent job! He was able to get a tough DUI case reduced to reckless driving. He explained everything very clearly and kept me fully informed throughout the process. His attitude and demeanor was very professional. I highly recommend him if you need a lawyer for a DUI case." -Former client
"Mr. Overton gave me a good price and actually got me the minimum sentence for my charge. He is to the point and doesn't sugar coat anything so what he says is what you're going to get.ill use him again in the future and I would recommend him for all of my friends and family." -David Cox
"Tommy represented me in a very difficult DUI case . He was very professional and communicated all of my options every step of the way. Tommy got my case dismissed after several court appearances. He gathered the evidence he needed to win the case and was not afraid to keep fighting for me. I truly recommend Attorney Overton for his work and dedication to protecting my rights in court . I would highly recommend giving him a call to help you as he did me. Great Job Tommy !!!!! Your the best." -Former client
"did a great job defending my felony criminal case." -Former Criminal Defense client
"Tommy represented me in a criminal matter. I could not have been happier with the outcome. I would not want to be back in criminal court for any reason but if I ever do, I definitely would hire Tommy to represent me again!" -Former Criminal Defense client
"I will never forget what Mr. Overton did for me. My eyes are tearing up as i type this. This is all i can say. , for more reasons then making a few bucks. He will go above and beyond the call of duty, that genuinely cares for your welfare,safety, and security," -Former client
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