Challenging Your DUI Arrest

A Former Prosecutor Who Knows How to Attack the Evidence

Pleading guilty to DUI scores you no points. Judges are not inclined to offer leniency to drunk drivers, and even if they were, their hands are tied by mandatory minimum sentences.

In most cases, you will need skilled representation in order to defeat the charges or negotiate lesser penalties. Criminal defense lawyer Ed DeWerff brings more than 16 years of DUI defense experience to your case, and insights from the three years he spent as a Montgomery County/Robertson County assistant district attorney.

Clarksville, Tennessee

· Fort Campbell

The law firm of Edward E. DeWerff, Attorney at Law, offers a free consultation at 931-216-8616 or 931-444-6038 to those accused of driving under the influence. We have successfully defended clients charged in the Clarksville area and neighboring counties of Tennessee, including military personnel, underage drivers and college students, CDL truck drivers and out-of-state visitors.

A Closer Look at the Basis for Your DUI Arrest

Blowing .08 on the breathalyzer is never good, but it does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. Mr. DeWerff has a solid reputation for poking holes in the prosecution's case by scrutinizing the arresting officer's conduct and the events that led up to your arrest and arraignment.

  • The traffic stop - Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over? Is there another explanation for your driving behavior? If we prove there was no justification for the stop, charges might be dismissed or reduced.
  • The field sobriety tests - Did the officer conduct them properly, or order a breath test or arrest solely on your performance? Is there a physical or medical reason why you "failed" the test? What were the weather and lighting conditions?
  • Squad car video - Does the dash-cam contradict the officer's report?
  • Blood alcohol content (BAC) - Were you very close to the .08 threshold? Was the breathalyzer properly calibrated and properly administered? Were there errors in custody of the breath test or blood sample?
  • Were you driving? - Some people get arrested for DUI and the police never see the person drive, in the driver's seat, etc. If you get approached by the police with questions about driving under the influence, don't say anything and request to speak to an attorney.

Refusal of a blood or breath test automatically results in one-year license suspension, whether or not you are also charged with DUI. Challenging a refusal charge is difficult, but you may be eligible for restricted driving privileges to go to and from work, school, or a place of worship

Mr. DeWerff aggressively challenges the evidence to help clients avoid the worst consequences of a DUI arrest. He works to have charges dropped or reduced to a non-DUI offense, and is prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to avoid a conviction.

Contact us immediately for a free consultation. We will respond promptly to protect your constitutional rights and fight to keep this off your record.