Morristown DUI Attorney

Penalties for DUI in Tennessee

In the state of Tennessee it is illegal for an individual to operate a motor vehicle or to be in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. If your BAC (blood alcohol content) is 0.08% or greater then you are legally intoxicated regardless of how you feel. There is also an implied consent law in Tennessee which means that if you are driving on the roads in this state then you are consenting to any chemical tests that you are required to perform. A refusal of these tests or a violation of implied consent laws is an automatic license suspension for one year for a first offense and two years for a second offense.

If you are arrested and your BAC is determined to be 0.08% or higher and you were in control of a motor vehicle then you will face DUI charges and penalties of jail time up to 11 months, license suspension for one year, up to $1,500 in fines, possible ignition interlock device installation and other penalties at the judge's discretion if you are convicted of your first DUI. Any subsequent DUI convictions can carry even greater penalties, there are also enhancements for DUI convictions where it is your second within a five year period, or if your BAC reading is 0.20% or higher.

Hamblen County DUI Defense: Talk to our firm!

If you have been charged with DUI then you will face some very serious and life-altering penalties in Morristown, Knoxville, Hamblen County, or Knox County. For this and other reasons it is vitally important that you have skillful representation of your case on your side in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court. A Morristown DUI attorney from The Bowlin Law Firm will be able to provide you with this representation and legal assistance if you choose to work with us.

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