Nashville, TN asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes for Tennessee

Q: Case is against 2 tn troopers.wat is my best defense for dui, intent to distribute meth(1gr&4baggies)weapons charge

I felt very manipulated and coerced and it felt like i was set up

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In a case involving DUI, intent to distribute meth, and weapons charges, your best defense would typically depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your arrest. To strengthen your defense, consider the following:

1. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Nashville, TN, who can review the details of your case thoroughly. They will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and guide you through the legal process.

2. Challenge the evidence: Your attorney can evaluate the evidence against you, including how the drugs and weapons were discovered. If there were any issues with the search or seizure, your attorney may be able to file motions to suppress evidence.

3. Question the traffic stop: If the DUI charge is based on a traffic stop, your attorney can assess whether the stop was legal and whether the field sobriety tests or breathalyzer results can be challenged.

4. Investigate coercion or manipulation: If you believe you were manipulated or coerced into the alleged offenses, your attorney can investigate these claims and gather evidence to support your defense.

5. Evaluate intent to distribute: The intent to distribute meth charge can be challenged by examining the quantity of drugs involved, your past criminal history, and any other factors that may suggest a different intent.

6. Negotiate with the prosecution: Your attorney can explore potential plea bargains or alternative sentencing options to minimize the consequences you may face if convicted.

Remember that it's crucial to have a skilled attorney by your side to navigate the complexities of your case and ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

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