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Murfreesboro Lawyers for Repeat DUI Offenders Help You Manage Your Charges

If you have received two or more DUI offenses, the penalties may stiffen, but we can help

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a serious and dangerous offense. The best and safest measure for avoiding a DUI is to simply avoid driving after any alcohol intake and prevent any damage to yourself, those around you, your bank account and your legal record. However, mistakes do happen, and in the event of mistakes related to DUI in Tennessee, even repeated mistakes, the Murfreesboro attorneys at The Law Office of David L. Scott can help you navigate the murky legal waters of a repeat DUI offense.

Penalties for a second DUI in Tennessee

Tennessee law has several different ways of enforcing DUI penalties[MA1] , including fines, jail time, ignition interlock devices (in-car breath test you must pass to start the vehicle), DUI school, and driver’s license suspensions. For a second offense, many of the same penalties apply, however the punishment will be more stringent. For instance, penalties for a second DUI offense in Tennessee may include:

- Fines of up to $3,500

- A two-year suspension of driving privileges

- Jail time of 45 days to one year

In addition, if your first DUI offense was fewer than five years before your second offense, this increases the likelihood that the state may require an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. There is also the possibility for vehicle confiscation on a second offense.

Penalties for three or more DUI convictions in Tennessee

The penalties for three or more offenses start to rise significantly. For a third offense, the jail sentence starts at three months and ranges to a year, license suspension ranges from three years to ten years, without the possibility for a restricted license, and fines range from $1,100 to $10,000. For four or more convictions, the charge is upgraded to a felony and includes penalties such as:

- Minimum of one year in jail with 150 days consecutive

- Loss of license for five years

- Loss of voting rights and rights to own firearms

- $3,000 to $15,000 in fines

- Increased likelihood of ignition interlock

- Possible mandated drug or alcohol treatment

- Possible seizure of vehicle

As you can see, the down side of a Tennessee DUI or DWI conviction can increase drastically with each offense. As such, it is important to take care to avoid driving while under the influence or intoxicated and to work with a Murfreesboro DUI attorney who can help you determine a proper DUI defense for your case.

If you have a repeat DUI charge, contact a Tennessee DUI attorney for help

Repeated DUI offenses are serious charges in Tennessee, and the Murfreesboro attorneys at The Law Office of David L. Scott have nearly 20 years of experience helping Tennessee citizens manage their legal issues. Contact us online or at 615-896-7656 for your free DUI consultation.

 
 
 

 

 

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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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Nashville, TN 37205

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