KNOXVILLE DUI Lawyer
Paul Hensley is here to help you fight your case in Knox County Tennessee. The Law Office of Paul Hensley provides criminal defense for people that are concerned that they may not be able to defend their rights in the absence of legal counsel in criminal and DUI cases, along with personal injury cases. We have over 20 years of experience, so you know that we offer a pragmatic view of your situation, guided by real world scenarios. We specialize in the following legal practice areas:
We give legal consultations to individuals that are facing a variety of criminal and civil matters in Knox Country. Our firm assists clients that are attempting to:
- Present a defense against misdemeanor or felony allegations
- Sue for personal injuries, or injuries at work
- Deal with an automotive accident
- Defend Against DUI or DWI charges
Why you need a Knoxville DUI Attorney for a First Offense DUI
If this is your first DUI offense, a few of your obligatory penalties are jail time, fines, and license revocation. The minimum sentence is 48 hours to 11 months in jail, and your probationary period will approximately be a full year. Although it is your first offense, your license will be restricted, or revoked for a year. Depending on your blood-alcohol level, and whether you destroyed public property you will pay a $350 to $1500 fine. Under Tennessee law, an ignition interlock device is required for at least a year, or for the duration of your license revocation if it exceeds a year. It is obligatory to attend DUI school, or a victim impact panel, in Tennessee.
Tennessee judges can add conditional penalties unless your case is litigated by a Knoxville DUI lawyer. These conditional penalties are volunteer community work, monitoring, highway litter removal, or vehicle forfeiture. Volunteer community work ranges from assisting animal shelters to providing food for the homeless. The most severe conditional penalty is monitoring which is constant surveillance through trans-dermal devices, or GPS. Your privacy will be partially invaded by the government, and with the addition of your probation you must endure the stress of living under constant supervision for a period that lasts up to a year. In Knoxville, DUI cases are not treated lightly, and without the counsel of a Knoxville DUI attorney these conditional penalties could affect you much longer than necessary.
How Our Knoxville DUI Law Firm Confronts Prosecutors
Prosecutors often supplement DUI cases with criminal convictions, and personal injury claims related to automobile accidents which will result in burdening expenses, but my law firm is experienced in all the fields previously mentioned. Instead of seeking the legal counsel of various specialists, which will derail your ability to pay your already accumulating bills, consult my firm which is experienced in all the necessary fields to litigate your defense.
The Law Office of Paul Hensley is available for client meetings Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Reserve your hesitation for a moment that warrants it, but right now is not an opportune moment to waste time. You don’t want to be in this situation, but at least you know that there’s a Knoxville, TN, lawyer available to consider your case. Reach out to us today to protect your rights.