Rep. Curry Todd Pleads Guilty to DUI, Gun Charges
I have told many people that a DUI can happen to any one. Being charged with a crime does not make you a criminal. It makes you an individual that made a mistake. While there are permanent ramifications to a DUI conviction on your record, it will only ruin your life if you let it. It often seems that politicians or rich people get out of DUI convictions. This is not always true. They just know the law and know what to do if stopped by an officer for a DUI.
The state of Tennessee prosecutes DUI cases to the fullest extent. No matter how much I prep my clients, they are disappointed in the outcome. Whether they end up pleading as charged or if it is reduced. Cases are not dismissed because an individual is a good person and needs a break. They are reduced when the person refuses to take the test, looks sober on video, and hires qualified counsel. DUI laws are constantly changing and soon we will move to a blood draw requirement. There will always be ways to challenge a test, but it is becoming harder. If charged, you need a criminal attorney who keeps up with the changing laws.