It's important to have proper legal representation to back you up.

In Tennessee, convictions for driving offenses always result in fines, sometimes involve penalty points against your license or the revocation and loss of license. The most serious offenses can also put you behind bars.

If you are stopped for a traffic offense, even if you believe it is not serious, your first call should be to an attorney who knows the laws and how to defend you.  James R. Owen will help you understand the charges against you and will fight to defend you and protect your reputation and career.

Defending clients against offenses such as DUI/DWI is his specialty. James R. Owen is one of the few lawyers certified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to conduct, demonstrate, and grade the Standardized Field Sobriety tests.

If you are charged with DUI, James R. Owen goes to the scene, reviews your field sobriety test, interviews the officer and seeks out witnesses who could help your defense. He has a better understanding of these tests than the officer or deputy who stopped you. There’s no lawyer better qualified to cross-examine officers and contest your performance during the field sobriety tests.

He can also give expert counsel on other driving offenses, such as:

  • Driving without a license or on a suspended license.
  • Driving without vehicle registration, with a suspended registration or without insurance.
  • Violations such as illegal u-turns, running a red light or stop sign.
  • Seat belt and child safety seat violations.
  • Speeding.
  • Reckless Driving.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Mechanical violations or unlawful modifications to a vehicle.

If you face charges on any driving offense, do not try to fight them alone. Trust the lawyer with the qualifications and experience to defend you.

James R. Owen has successfully defended thousands of cases here in Tennessee. He knows the laws and will work to get you the best possible outcome in court. Make sure he’s on your team if you are charged with a driving offense.


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