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Q: I recently got charged with dui 2nd offense and probably facing jail time. What is there to avoid jail time?

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Anthony M. Avery

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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: 2nd Offense DUI is a mandatory minimum of 45 days in Jail. Going to Jail is not free, there will be a large fine, and there are numerous expenses. The fees for an attorney are usually the cheap part of this expensive crime. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, as this is not a job for a public defender. It is very difficult to raise any defenses and there may be little to lose by trying it.

James R. Owen

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you hire an experienced DUI lawyer, you might be able to avoid jail time. Contact an experienced DUI lawyer.

Kelly D. Tanner

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Fortunately, when you have recently been charged, there are many options on the table that can affect the outcome of your case and what sentence you receive. The most advantageous thing you can possibly do is to hire a good lawyer to represent you PRIOR to going to far into your case.

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