Federal DUI Defense Attorney
Most DUI cases are prosecuted in State Court. DUI arrests that occur on federally owned land, like the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, and Cherokee National Forest, are prosecuted in Federal Court. The penalties for a Federal DUI conviction are more severe than a comparable case in State Court. A DUI attorney with experience and knowledge handling Federal DUI cases can explain the difference between state and federal prosecutions, and the potential penalties of each.
Federal DUI law is different depending on where the arrest took place. Arrests in
national parks normally fall under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service,
and are governed by the Code of Federal Regulations (?hyperlink?). Under these regulations,
DUI arrests on other federal land, like military bases, national forests or other public lands, adopt the law of the State where the arrest occurred. DUI drivers arrested on federal land in Tennessee face the same penalties as those prosecuted in State Court.
Federal Implied Consent Violations, or the refusal to submit to a blood or breath
test, can result in additional punishment. Drivers on federally owned land, arrested
on suspicion of drunk-
Federal DUI cases carry swift and severe penalties that can affect you for years to come. A DUI attorney experienced in Federal DUI cases will investigate the charge, interview witnesses and gather necessary evidence to develop a strategy to fight the charges, challenge evidence and keep consequences to a minimum