Implied Consent to DUI Testing
Experience and a Track Record of Success in Knoxville DUI Defense
Like many other states, ours has implied consent laws. This means that when you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, your consent is implied and you are required by law to submit to chemical testing for blood alcohol content (BAC) if you are asked by a police officer to do so. If you refuse to take the blood or breath test, depending on the circumstances, it could result in revocation of your driver's license and mandatory minimum jail time. Your best chance of avoiding serious consequences in DUI matters is to retain the services of a seasoned Knoxville DUI lawyer. Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, has extensive experience and a track record of success defending clients against DUI charges. He was named Top DUI Attorney in Knoxville by Cityview Magazine in 2011, and he has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. With a practice focused on criminal defense in state and federal courts since 2000, he has helped many clients facing DUI charges obtain the best possible outcome in their cases.
Knoxville DUI Lawyer: Protecting Your Rights
If you are lawfully arrested by a police officer who has probable cause to believe you were driving under the influence, you can be charged with implied consent violation if you refuse to take a breath, blood, or urine test to determine your blood alcohol content. The officer is allowed to choose which type of test is administered, and there may be more than one. The test(s) must be given as soon as possible after you were driving, because the issue in question is your BAC at the time of driving.
After making the arrest, the police officer must tell you that you are required by law to submit to chemical testing. Failure to do so can be raised as a defense on your behalf. Attorney Kurtz is an experienced Knoxville criminal defense attorney who can exhaustively examine every aspect of the investigation and your arrest, and aggressively attack every flaw or weakness in the prosecution's case against you.
Contact the firm to get our experience and dedication on your side.