Pleading guilty is the number one mistake made in DUI Defense.
For many people, a DUI is their first experience with the criminal justice system, and it can certainly be a scary one. Drunk driving is a unique crime in that most of its offenders are not criminals, have no criminal intent, and oftentimes were unaware that they were breaking the law.
Nonetheless, drunk driving charges are taken very seriously nationwide and especially in Chattanooga, Hamilton County and East Tennessee. A conviction can result in very serious consequences, including mandatory jail time (even on a first offense), heavy fines, loss of driving privileges and embarrassing and demoralizing highway clean up.
A DUI conviction will remain on your record for life. This can cause additional problems when applying for certain jobs or in applying for various types of insurance coverage. Due to the serious nature of drunk driving charges it is important that you hire a lawyer who knows how to defend a DUI in court and who is willing to take the case to trial if necessary.
Chattanooga, Tennessee DUI attorney Andrea Hayduk has received stellar training and is on the cutting edge of DUI defense. She is one the few lawyers in Tennessee who is trained in the administration of the standardized field sobriety tests and has attended a NHTSA curriculum based ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) overview course to remain up to date on the local police officers’ training.
She attends annual seminars with other lawyers across the country who have dedicated their practices to defending drunk driving charges. She works to stay abreast of the issues surrounding the psuedo-scientific evidence that is presented by officers in these kinds of cases.
Ms. Hayduk is committed to providing you the best defense possible and to providing personal attention to your concerns and the concerns of your loved ones during the pendency of your case.
Let experienced Chattanooga, Tennessee DUI defense attorney Andrea Hayduk review your case and advise you as to your options. Contact Ms. Hayduk now at 423-424-0887 or click below for a free initial consultation.