Felony DUI Convictions in Tennessee
DUI charges in Tennessee must be taken seriously, as DUI convictions are life-altering.
DUI Felony Offenses in Tennessee
Fourth & Subsequent DUI Offenses
A DUI is considered a Class E felony if it is the defendant’s fourth or more conviction. This conviction-type is punishable by a sentence between 150 days and six years and a fine between $3,000 and $15,000. Additionally, it might result in a license revocation for eight years, vehicle seizure, enrollment in an alcohol and drug treatment program, and issuance of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
DUI With a child passenger
It is considered a Class D felony if a child suffers an injury as a result of the intoxication. The likely punishment is a prison sentence between two and 12 years. Moreover, there would also be fines, court costs, license revocation, and more.
It is considered a Class B felony if the child dies as a result of the offense. This tragedy could result in a prison sentence of eight to 30 years. There may also be a fine of up to $25,000.
Vehicular Assault | DUI causing serious bodily injury
It is considered a Class D felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 12 years. There would also be fines, court costs, license revocation, and more.
Aggravated Vehicular Assault
A charge of aggravated vehicular assault might be considered a Class A felony depending on the defendant’s past history. A conviction of aggravated vehicular assault would be punishable by a prison sentence between 15 years and life in prison.
Vehicular Homicide | DUI causing death
It is considered a Class B felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between eight and 30 years, a fine of up to $25,000, license revocation for 3-10 years (with no restricted license available), and more.
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