Even A First DUI Conviction Can Change Your Life
For many first offenders, this is not only their first charge of driving under the influence (DUI), but their first brush with the law ever. It can be a stressful and frightening experience. Thankfully, there is no need to go through it alone. With an experienced lawyer by your side, you can make certain that your rights are protected and the impact of the charge is minimized.
I am Nashville DUI attorney Tom Speedie. I am ready to provide you the skilled drunk driving defense representation you require. I will stand by your side every step of the way, making certain your questions are answered and that every effort is made to protect you from the serious impact of a drinking and driving conviction.
What Are The Consequences Of A First DUI Conviction?
There are many potential DUI penalties for those convicted of drunk driving in Nashville, Washington County or elsewhere in Southern Illinois. However, for most people arrested for drunk driving for the first time, the biggest concern is the possibility of driver’s license suspension or revocation. You do not want to lose your driving privileges, because you know how badly that loss could turn your life upside down.
It is important to understand that driver’s license issues are considered a civil and administrative matter, and are not part of the criminal process. I am well-versed in all aspects of DUI cases, so I can protect your driving privileges and defend against the first DUI charge.
Other potential penalties for a first offender convicted of DUI include jail time and fines. You may also have to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car, and you will have to pay for the rental, installation and maintenance of the device.