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Nashville DUI FAQ

Whether this is the first time you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or this is a repeat offense for you, chances are you have some questions about what you should expect when your Nashville DUI case goes to court.

For this reason, we have addressed some of the most commonly asked questions regarding DUI charges and convictions below. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, you can schedule your free consultation with a Nashville attorney at our firm to further discuss the details of your case.

Will I go to jail for a DUI in Nashville?

Being sentenced to a jail term is definitely a possibility in Nashville, depending on the circumstances of your arrest, if anyone was injured or killed due to your drunk driving, and how high your blood alcohol levels were at the time of the accident. After reviewing these details, your lawyer will formulate a defensive strategy that will hopefully allow you to avoid jail time.

What is an ignition interlock device?

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a device installed in your vehicle that will not allow you to drive your car without first breathing into a breathalyzer. If your blood alcohol levels come back below the legal limit, then your car will start and you’ll be able to drive your car. However, if your levels are above the legal limit, your vehicle will lock up and you won’t be able to drive.

Is my license going to be suspended after a DUI?

If you’re convicted of a DUI, it is quite possible that your license will be suspended for a maximum of one year. However, your Nashville DUI lawyer may be able to reduce your charges to what’s called a wet reckless so that you aren’t stuck dealing with the penalties of a DUI, but rather those of a wet reckless.

What does it mean for my charges to be reduced to a wet reckless?

A wet reckless is essentially a reckless driving charge. When someone is going to be charged with a DUI but the DUI could significantly impact their life, the prosecutor may be willing to reduce the charges to a wet reckless. This way, you may be able to avoid having your license suspended or losing your job.

Reach Out to a Nashville DUI Lawyer

If you have further questions about how to beat your drunk driving charge in Nashville, consult with a qualified DUI lawyer at Raybin & Weissman, P.C. You can schedule your complimentary case review today by completing the online contact form below or by giving our office a call at 615-256-6666.