Memphis DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with drunk driving, you need the protection of an experienced and skilled lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can immediately begin working to prevent a conviction, which would mean a license suspension and jail time.
Jeffrey Jones is one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Memphis and Western Tennessee. From law Office in Bartlett, he has represented thousands of people in the past 30 years of practice. Contact us and set up a free initial consultation about your case.
Tennessee DUI Law
In Tennessee, drunk driving charges are known as DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Only in other states will you find a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge. Whether you are a Tennessee resident or a visitor from another state, the Law Office of Jeffrey Jones can represent you in matters involving Tennessee DUI charges.
License suspension does not result upon arrest, but on after conviction. If we can get you freed from charges or resolve your case without a conviction, you will not lose your license.
If you are arrested for a second offense DUI, your car will be confiscated and impounded. Officially, this is known as "civil forfeiture," and is done by the Tennessee Department of Safety, not the police. Our DUI lawyer routinely helps his clients reclaim their cars.
Defending Professional Licenses
Part of our practice is assisting people whose professional licenses are threatened by a DUI conviction or even a simple traffic ticket. Truck drivers, for example, lose their commercial driving licenses (CDLs) if they are convicted of drunk driving or have too many traffic violations. Attorney Jones is also experienced in defending nurses, doctors, pilots, pharmacists, and other professionals in court and before administrative hearings.
Taking Cases to Court
Among most attorneys, it is rare to take a DUI case to court. But the Law Office of Jeffrey Jones has had good trial results in drunk driving cases. In many cases, we have defended people who were arrested with 2 to 3 times the legal limit of blood-alcohol content (BAC), but Mr. Jones successfully suppressed the evidence for lack of probable cause. See our Case Highlights for more details about our past successes.
If you have been charged in Memphis or elsewhere in Tennessee, get our experienced DUI lawyer on your side as quickly as possible. Call 901-386-1207 or email us through our contact page for a free initial consultation.
For more general information about criminal law, see our Criminal Defense Information Center.