DUI Defense

DUI Defense Attorney in Lebanon, TN

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Many of our clients who find themselves charged with DUI in Lebanon, Tennessee, have never been arrested, and the stress of all the uncertainties can be overwhelming. The offense of driving under the influence in Tennessee is one of four misdemeanors that carry mandatory jail time. As the amount of jail time starts at forty-eight hours, it can extend up to eleven months and twenty-nine days. Let Vasek & Robbins defend you.

Why Choose Vasek & Robbins?

J. Michael Robbins and Donnavon K. Vasek joined teams to create a boutique law firm that focuses on the client. In today’s legal society, many large law firms have become legal factories for processing clients that are number based and the client seldom meets the attorney after the initial consultation. This firm takes an in depth look at your case and limits the number of clients to ensure every client is getting the highest level of representation.

  • Top-Rated & Award-Winning Legal Representation
  • Experienced DUI Attorneys in Lebanon, TN
  • Transparent & Client-Focused Legal Services
  • Complimentary Initial DUI Case Evaluation
  • Client-Centric Approach to DUI Cases
  • Over 15 Years of Legal Expertise in DUI Defense

If you have been charged with DUI, contact experienced Lebanon DUI lawyer Donnavon Vasek today at (615) 488-7949 or schedule a free consultation online.

Understanding DUI Penalties in Tennessee

The consequences for those charged with driving under the influence can be worse than the amount of jail time for many. Those consequences include loss of driver's license, increase in insurance premiums, loss of concealed carry permit, criminal conviction, and being required to report frequently to probation. Many of our clients hold a professional license, CDL license, or work for a company that has a zero-tolerance policy and these penalties can be more devastating than jail time.

  • Fines: A first-time DUI offense in Tennessee can result in fines ranging from $350 to $1,500.
  • Jail Time: Minimum of 48 hours up to 11 months and 29 days for first-time DUI offenses.
  • License Suspension: One-year driver's license suspension for first-time DUI offenses.
  • Ignition Interlock Device: Possible requirement for an IID after a DUI offense.
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment: Mandatory treatment for DUI offenders.
  • Community Service: Community service may be required for DUI convictions.

It is important to note that the penalties for a second or subsequent DUI offense in Tennessee are more severe, including longer jail sentences, higher fines, and longer license suspensions. In addition, a DUI conviction can have long-term consequences, including higher insurance rates, difficulty obtaining employment, and a permanent criminal record.

Effective DUI Defense Tactics in Lebanon, TN

The defenses available vary depending on the facts and circumstances of each DUI case. Our DUI attorneys have compiled a defense team that works to obtain the dashcam or body cam of all the officers at the scene for our investigator to break down. It is this important step that allows both our Lebanon criminal defense team and our clients to know exactly what was said and how they performed on the field sobriety test to make informed decisions come time for court.

If you have been charged with DUI, contact experienced Lebanon criminal defense attorney Donnavon Vasek today at (615) 488-7949. We can help you better understand your situation and build a strong defense for your DUI case.

Local DUI Defense Support in Lebanon, TN

At Vasek & Robbins, we understand the unique challenges faced by residents of Lebanon and Wilson County when dealing with DUI charges. The local community is tight-knit, and a DUI arrest can have far-reaching implications on your personal and professional life. We are here to help you navigate these difficult times with a deep understanding of the local legal landscape.

Lebanon is home to several key government entities, such as the Wilson County Sheriff's Office and the Lebanon Police Department, which are often involved in DUI arrests. Understanding how these local agencies operate can be crucial in building a strong defense. Additionally, the Wilson County General Sessions Court is where many DUI cases are heard, and our familiarity with this court system allows us to provide tailored legal strategies that align with local procedures and expectations.

One of the most pressing concerns for our clients in Lebanon is the potential loss of their driver's license. In a city where public transportation options are limited, losing your driving privileges can severely impact your ability to commute to work, run errands, and fulfill family responsibilities. We work diligently to explore all possible avenues to minimize or avoid license suspension, helping you maintain your independence and daily routine.

Another common issue is the impact of a DUI conviction on your employment. Many local employers, including those in the thriving industrial and healthcare sectors, have strict policies regarding criminal records. A DUI conviction can jeopardize your job and future career prospects. Our team is committed to mitigating these risks by providing robust defense strategies aimed at reducing or dismissing charges.

We also recognize the importance of community service and rehabilitation programs in Lebanon. Local resources such as the Wilson County Recovery Court offer valuable support for individuals dealing with substance abuse issues. While we do not partner with these entities, we can guide you towards these resources as part of a comprehensive defense plan that addresses both legal and personal challenges.

By choosing Vasek & Robbins, you are selecting a team that not only understands DUI law but also the specific needs and concerns of Lebanon residents. We are dedicated to providing personalized, effective legal representation that helps you move forward with confidence.

Commonly Asked Questions

What initial steps does Vasek & Robbins take in a DUI defense case?

Upon taking a DUI defense case, Vasek & Robbins prioritizes obtaining and reviewing all available evidence, including dashcam and body cam footage from the officers at the scene. This allows their defense team and the client to fully understand the circumstances of the arrest, including the client's performance on field sobriety tests, which is crucial for making informed decisions and building a strong defense strategy.

What are the potential consequences of a DUI conviction?

A DUI conviction can lead to a range of consequences including mandatory jail time starting at 48 hours and up to 11 months and 29 days, fines between $350 to $1,500 for first-time offenses, a one-year driver's license suspension, and possible requirements for an Ignition Interlock Device (IID). Subsequent offenses carry more severe penalties. Additionally, a DUI conviction can result in increased insurance premiums, loss of professional licenses, and long-term impacts such as difficulty finding employment.

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