DUI, DWI & Drug-Related Charges

Being charged with DUI, DWI or simple drug possession can be extremely stressful and have major consequences. You may be worried about many issues: How will I drive to work if my license is suspended? How will this impact my future employment prospects? Will I have to go to jail?

At Hartzog & Silva, PLC, we regularly defend clients against DUI and other criminal charges. Based in Franklin, we serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee. We have an excellent working relationship with local law enforcement and district attorneys general.

Get an attorney consultation today: To learn more about what we can do to protect your rights as a criminal defendant, call 615-656-5589 or toll free at 866-461-4369.

DUI Charges

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), the assistance of a qualified, experienced defense attorney can be extremely valuable in helping you identify opportunities to avoid conviction or reduce the consequences.

Tennessee law requires driver's license revocation on at least a temporary basis for anyone convicted of DUI. There are also criminal fines and possible jail time involved.

We can call into question the legality of the traffic stop or the validity of the breath test. We routinely negotiate for less strict penalties on behalf of our clients.

DWI Charges

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a closely related crime to DUI and applies exclusively to people between the ages of 16 and 21. This crime involves a lower threshold blood alcohol content (BAC) level, but also lesser penalties. If you are under 21 and have been charged with DUI, one defense strategy may be to get your charge amended to DWI.

Drug Possession and Related Charges

In addition to DUI cases, our lawyers also regularly provide criminal defense representation on drug-related charges, particularly drug possession charges. If you have been charged with marijuana possession or another drug crime, you could be facing some very serious consequences, including a permanent criminal record.

We have helped many of our clients, adults and juveniles, respond to drug-related charges using a variety of strategies.

Contact Us for Defense of Your Criminal Charges

We will always remain focused on your goals and the type of representation that is appropriate for your case. Complete our contact form to schedule a consultation to discuss your charges.