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There are Harsh Penalties for DUI if You are Not a First-Time Offender

Driving under the influence, or DUI, is against the law in Tennessee. The laws against DUI include blood alcohol concentration limits, implied consent to testing, driver’s license revocations, and fines and jail time. Before you consider drinking and driving, it is important to know the law and what penalties you could face for breaking the law. If you have already found yourself being charged with a DUI, especially if it is not your first one, you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Blood Alcohol Limits

The blood alcohol level at which the state will presume that a driver is drunk is 0.08 in Tennessee. Having a BAC of 0.20 or higher can result in even higher penalties. The state of Tennessee has zero-tolerance for DUI offenders, which means that if a person less than 21 years of age (the legal drinking age) has a BAC of 0.02 while driving, that person can be charged with a DUI.

Penalties for DUI

In addition to the above penalties , the court may order restitution to be paid to any other individuals who were harmed as a result of the drinking and driving. Getting a driver’s license back after it has been revoked costs additional fees and there are often insurance penalties, as well.

Consult with a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing DUI charges, especially if you are a repeat offender, it is imperative that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. A good defense attorney may be able to reduce or eliminate some of the penalties associated with your charges. The attorneys at Burch, Morrison, and Stewart have over 15 years of experience representing DUI offenders and can review your case to determine what options may be the best defense for your situation. Contact them today to schedule a consultation.