Second DUI Offense in Tennessee

What are the punishments for DUI second in Tennessee?

Conviction for a second DUI offense in Tennessee carries the following potential punishment:

-          Minimum 45 days in jail up to 11 months, 29 days

-          Maximum $3,500 Fine

-          Loss of drivers license for two years

-          Alcohol and/or Drug Treatment

Is there any way to avoid jail time if I am convicted of  a DUI second in Tennessee?

Unfortunately, no. If you are convicted of a DUI second offense, you are guaranteed to go to jail which makes it all that much more important you hire a DUI attorney to defend your case. Sometimes mistakes are made – and those mistakes can result in anything from a reduction of the DUI charge to dismissal of the DUI charge. Each case must be analyzed on its own facts. If you would like to discuss your case with a Tennessee criminal defense lawyer, contact our office today.

If you have been charged with any DUI offense in Nashville or a surrounding county, immediately contact a Nashville DUI attorney to discuss the facts of your case.

Tennessee Law on Second DUI Conviction:

T.C.A. 55 – 10 – 403

For conviction on the second offense, there shall be imposed a fine of not less than six hundred dollars ($600) nor more than three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500), and the person or persons shall be confined in the county jail or workhouse for not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than eleven (11) months and twenty-nine (29) days, and the court shall prohibit the convicted person or persons from driving a vehicle in this state for a period of time of two (2) years. Upon the conviction of a person on the second offense only, a judge may sentence the person to participate in a court approved alcohol or drug treatment program.

More Information the DUI laws in Tennessee: 

DUI First Offense in Tennessee

DUI Third Offense in Tennessee

Felony DUI (Fourth or more ) in Tennessee

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