Chattanooga Criminal Law Attorneys Experienced Defense That Is Aggressive, Resourceful and Thorough When your freedom and your life are in the hands of the court, you want a strong advocate on your side. In criminal defense, there is no substitute for experience. Attorney Mike Caputo has more than 30 years of experience, including years as an assistant district attorney. He has the trial experience necessary to get best the outcome for clients. At Leonard M. Caputo, P.C., Attorneys at Law, our lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for adults and juveniles accused of crimes in Tennessee. With Mr. Caputo’s experience leading the firm, we can examine each case from the prosecution’s side. This helps us build a strong defense that may allow us to resolve the matter without the need for a trial. If we go to court, however, you will have a skilled trial attorney protecting your rights. For a free consultation, please call a Chattanooga criminal law attorney at 423-771-9956 or 800-783-4240, or contact us online. State and Federal Criminal Defense Our comprehensive criminal defense practice covers nearly every criminal charge, from misdemeanors to capital cases. We can handle complex cases, from white collar crimes to violent crimes that involve the death penalty. We also do federal and state criminal appeals. A significant part of our practice is dedicated to serious violent crime cases. We defend people charged with sex crimes, assault, domestic violence, murder, weapons violations, burglary and robbery. In addition, we provide DUI/DWI defense as well as help getting your driver’s license back. If you have been charged with a drugs or narcotics crime, we can help you fight the charges. In addition, in the event of an unlawful search of your home or vehicle, we can file appropriate motions with the court to suppress the evidence seized as a result of the unlawful search. Cleveland Federal and State Appeals Attorneys To schedule your free consultation, please call 423-771-9956 or 800-783-4240.
Chattanooga DUI/DWI Lawyers Charged With DUI in Tennessee? Being arrested for DUI is a frightening, embarrassing experience. Many people plead guilty because they believe it is the quickest way to end the ordeal. Pleading guilty may not be in your best interests, however. It is the same as being convicted of DUI and will affect your life for years. You have the right to contest DUI/DWI charges. Leonard M. Caputo, P.C., Attorneys at Law, provides aggressive representation against DUI charges. Our lawyers will investigate the prosecution’s case against you, exposing weaknesses and seeking reduced or dismissed charges. For a free consultation with a Chattanooga DUI/DWI attorney, please call 423-771-9956 or 800-783-4240 or contact us online. You Could Lose Your Driver’s License Conviction for a first DUI offense may result in the following penalties: An ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle Fines Driver’s license revocation for a minimum of one year Jail time Perform community service The penalties increase as the number of DUI offenses increases. A multiple offender who is charged with a fourth offense will be charged with felony DUI. The penalties for conviction include the loss of your driver’s license for up to 10 years as well as a prison sentence. If you refuse a Breathalyzer test when you are pulled over, you will face implied consent penalties. These may include the loss of your license for one year. We can represent you at administrative license hearings with the department of safety. In addition, in 2012 DUI laws in Tennessee will have significant changes, and you will need an attorney who keeps up to date and will advise you of the changes.