Chattanooga, TN DWI Lawyer
Hamilton County DWI Attorney handling DWI, DUI and drunk driving cases in Chattanooga, Tennessee and all of Hamilton County. Chattanooga DWI Lawyer Marcos Garza.
You Can Challenge Your TN DWI Arrest
While drunk driving is never condoned, even responsible social drinking could lead to an arrest for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated in Tennessee. There is increased social pressure to criminalize all drinking and driving, even if you have a blood alcohol content below the legal limit for intoxication, which is leading to traffic stops without probable cause and arrests made on the subjective findings of a police officer.
Every offense for DUI/DWI in Tennessee is serious and could result in severe penalties and long-term consequences, if you are found guilty. You have the right to challenge a DUI/DWI, and hiring an experienced and qualified Tennessee DWI defense attorney can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
Chattanooga DWI Lawyer Marcos Garza approaches each case with the attitude that he can help his client, and he will build an aggressive defense in an effort to achieve a ‘not guilty’ verdict. Marcos Garza focuses on TN DWI defense, and he will put his knowledge of the law and the courts, along with his training in DWI testing procedures, to work for you. He will consult with investigators and experts in studying the legal, factual and scientific aspects of your DWI to build the most appropriate defense and force the prosecution to prove every point of its case. Those efforts could lead to the reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Call Now for a Free Case Review
Hamilton County DWI Attorney Marcos Garza offers a free initial consultation where he will listen to your version of the DWI arrest, review the details of your specific case and then outline your legal options. This can usually be done with a relatively short phone call. To receive a free review of your case, fill out the form to the left or call (423) 822-2367. Your inquiry is confidential and there is no obligation to hire Marcos Garza, so call now.
About TN DWI
There are several conditions that must exist for a motorist to be charged with driving while intoxicated in Tennessee. The person must be operating or in control of a motor vehicle on a public roadway and either 1) registering a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher, or 2) be assessed by a police officer to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs while driving.
An arresting officer’s judgment can be subjective and based on how you look or act at the time of the traffic stop. It may not take into account physical limitations or innocent factors that may have contributed to the officer’s assessment. If you submitted to a breath or blood test, such tests must be made under very strict guidelines within a set period of time. Software errors, errors in testing procedures and poor equipment maintenance and calibration can lead to false readings.
Chattanooga DWI Attorney Marcos Garza knows that you can be charged with DWI based on incorrect information. He will thoroughly investigate your case, looking for weaknesses or mistakes in the prosecution’s position that could lead to dismissal or reduction of the charges.
Time Is Critical in DWI Defense
Defending against the offense of drunk driving in Tennessee is complex, involving legal experience, technical knowledge, investigative resources and even social skills. The prompt hiring of an experienced DWI defense attorney most often increases the chances of a successful outcome in your case. The prosecution and law enforcement have a head start and are sharing evidence, and you need someone looking out for your interests. Receiving qualified legal guidance immediately could begin to diminish the state’s case even before your arraignment.
Penalties for Tennessee DWI
Even a first offense for driving while intoxicated in Hamilton County can lead to expensive fines, a jail sentence, assignment to a litter pick-up detail, loss of driver’s license and cancellation of auto insurance. The penalties increase with each consecutive conviction for DWI in TN or when the motorist’s BAC exceeds .20%.
Under Tennessee DWI law there is a provision called DUI/DWI by Consent. It allows the prosecutor to charge the owner of a vehicle owner with DWI even when someone else was driving.
A conviction for DWI in Hamilton County, Tennessee would result in a criminal record. That could lead to reduced employment opportunities and keep you from renting a car or opening a credit account.
Chattanooga DWI Attorney Marcos Garza will try to keep your record clean by seeking reduction to a non-DWI offense and/or dismissal of the charges. Protect your future and call the Garza Law Firm now.
About TN DWI Defense Lawyer Marcos Garza
The Garza Law Firm practices criminal defense with focus on helping those accused of driving while intoxicated in Hamilton County and Eastern Tennessee. Chattanooga DWI Lawyer Marcos Garza assumes each case can be won and, by exploring any and all legal options in each and every case, he has gained successful results for hundreds of clients.
Mr. Garza is also committed to providing you with the highest level of personal service. You are more than a case number, and the outcome of your case is very important to TN DWI Attorney Marcos Garza.
Criminal defense attorney Marcos Garza is one of only a few DWI lawyers in the state certified in the administration of the standardized field sobriety tests. He graduated from Vanderbilt University, and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work in Nashville and a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. During law school Marcos Garza was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. His legal experiences while in the military included criminal, administrative and operational law. He finished active duty with the rank of Captain.
Chattanooga TN DWI Lawyer Marcos Garza is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Call Now For Immediate Help With Your DWI
Remember, hiring an experienced DWI defense attorney early in the justice process can make a difference in the outcome of your case. If you are interested in getting the best result, contact Hamilton County DUI Lawyer Marcos Garza by calling (423) 822-2367 or filling out the form to the left. The initial consultation is free.
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