In Tennessee, you can be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) for operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08% or more or while actually impaired by drugs or alcohol. The penalties you'll face for a conviction depend on how many prior DUI convictions you have
A first-offense DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in Tennessee generally results in a fine, driver’s license suspension, and a few days in jail. A number of factors can affect sentencing, but this article address the minimum and maximum penalties and consequences for a first DUI in Tennessee.
A second-offense DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in Tennessee generally results in a few weeks in jail, a fine, and driver’s license suspension. While lots of factors can affect the sentencing, this article discusses the minimum and maximum possible outcomes of a second DUI in Tennessee.
A third-offense DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in Tennessee generally results in driver’s license suspension, a fine, and a few months in jail. Lots of factors can come into play with sentencing, but the following are the minimum and maximum consequences of a third DUI in Tennessee.
In Tennessee, drivers who are under the age of 21 can be convicted of a standard DUI for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more or while under the influence of (impaired by) drugs or alcohol. Underage offenders who are convicted of a standard DUI generally face the same consequences as offenders who are at least 21 years old.