Knox, TN asked in DUI / DWI for Tennessee

Q: DUI FIRST OFFENSE, IS THERE JAIL TIME AND WHAT KIND OF FINE SHOULD BE EXPECTED

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Mr. Joshua Weiss
Mr. Joshua Weiss
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: DUI laws are can be quite harsh in Tennessee. There is a mandatory 48 hour minimum jail time, but it can be up to 11 months and 29 days. However if your BAC is greater than .20, then there is a 7 consecutive day minimum jail time. Your drivers license will be revoked for 1 year, but the judge may allow a restricted license. You will be ordered to participate in a DUI school. You may be ordered to pay restitution to any person suffering physical injury or personal loss. Additionally, there is a $350-$1,500 fine. A judge can order you to install a vehicle Ignition Interlock Device at your expense. You will be required to serve 24 hours of highway litter removal, which can be done in three shifts of 8 hours each; you will wear an orange vest which says I AM A DRUNK DRIVER on the back.

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