Kingsport, TN asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: Police at the scene did not issue a ticket or ask for info can I be given a ticket at a later date for DUI

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Jon David Rogers
Jon David Rogers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Hendersonville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Charges can be filed against you at any point within the statute of limitations. However, due to the highly-science-dependent nature of DUI prosecution, if you were not administered field sobriety tests at the scene, nor were you administered blood draws, which were sent to TBI, it is unlikely the police/DA would have a sufficient evidentiary basis to charge you with a DUI as, at this point, any substances in your system have been passed out. I hope that helps.

If you are very concerned or you end up being charged, contact an attorney who knows DUI law in detail and proceed from there.

Best of Luck.

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