Chattanooga Multiple DUI Offense Attorneys
If you face multiple DUI (DWI, drunk driving) charges in Tennessee, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
In defending against multiple DUI convictions, it is important to challenge the evidence of the current charge as well as the validity of the prior convictions. At the law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, our attorneys are skilled at challenging DUI evidence and are often able to get charges dismissed by identifying inadmissible evidence or errors in police procedure. In some cases, we are able to challenge a prior DUI conviction, reducing a second offense to a first offense, for instance.
Every case is different. Our attorneys will craft an aggressive, intelligent defense strategy to help you achieve the most favorable result possible in your DUI defense case.
Multiple DUI Penalties in Tennessee
If you are arrested for DUI in Tennessee and you have prior DUI convictions on your record, it is very important to fight the charges. Multiple DUI offenses in Tennessee carry harsh criminal penalties. Consider the difference in penalties between a first DUI conviction and a second or third DUI conviction in Tennessee:
|Fine||Jail Time||Driver’s License|
|First DUI Conviction||$350 to $1,500||Minimum of 48 hours in jail||License revoked for one year|
|Second DUI Conviction||$600 to $3,500||Minimum of 45 days in jail||License revoked for two years|
|Third DUI Conviction||$1,100 to $10,000||Minimum of 120 days in jail||License revoked for three years|
The penalties increase for every subsequent conviction. If you have three prior DUI convictions on your record within 10 years, you face felony DUI charges if arrested for drunk driving again.
Prior Out-of-State Convictions
If you are arrested for DUI in Tennessee and have a prior DUI conviction in another state, it is important to work with an attorney who can determine how that conviction applies to Tennessee law. In some cases, an out-of-state conviction will not qualify as an enhancing conviction in Tennessee, meaning it will not heighten the penalties you face.
Contact a Chattanooga DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for a second, third or subsequent DUI in Tennessee, our defense lawyers are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 423-933-2738 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Chattanooga, TN, multiple DUI defense lawyer.