Tennessee Implied Consent Laws
Knoxville DUI Attorney
A person charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Tennessee may also be charged with an implied consent violation if the driver refused to submit to a blood or breath test. Due to implied consent laws in Tennessee, you are required to submit to a blood or breath test when requested by a police officer.
According to the Tennessee implied consent law, Tennessee Code § 55-10-406 states that anyone who drives a motor vehicle in Tennessee must submit to a chemical test in order to determine the alcohol or drug content or the driver's blood. When asked by a law enforcement agent, you must submit to the test. A police officer has the right to decide whether you must submit to a blood or breath test. Although Tennessee drivers do not have a choice about which test they may prefer to take, drivers do have the right to refuse a blood or breath test; however, refusal could result in the revocation of your driver's license for up to five years and mandatory minimum jail time based on the circumstances.
Obviously, it is sometimes in your best interest not to submit to a blood or breath test. In these specific cases, a skilled Tennessee DUI lawyer can work hard to challenge the officer and prosecutor to prove whether the request to submit to a chemical was even legal. An experienced DUI lawyer who has handled these types of cases before can exhaust every avenue and turn every stone to gather the appropriate evidence needed to challenge a prosecutor or officer. Knoxville DUI Attorney Robert R. Kurtz has been trusted by his clients time and time again to do everything legally and ethically possible to save their driver's licenses.
As in all driving-related criminal cases, the best results are obtained when you consult a skilled Tennessee DUI attorney who is dedicated to handling DUI cases. Attorney Kurtz has been named Top DUI Attorney by Knoxville's Cityview Magazine and has an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb. When you are fighting for your rights, your driving privileges, and for your freedom, you can trust that Attorney Kurtz can deliver personal and dedicated DUI defense after an arrest.