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Felony DUI Convictions in Tennessee

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BY Grover Collins

Founder & Managing Member

Felony DUI Convictions in Tennessee

DUI charges in Tennessee must be taken seriously, as DUI convictions are life-altering.

DUI offenses in Tennessee are usually misdemeanor offenses. However, DUI charges can be increased to felony offenses. These felonies carry much stronger penalties and heavier costs.

DUI Felony Offenses in Tennessee

Fourth & Subsequent DUI Offenses

It is considered a Class E felony, which is punishable by jail/prison sentence between 150 days and six years, a fine between $3,000 and $15,000, license revocation for eight years (with no restricted license available), vehicle subject to seizure, forfeiture, 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 the child suffers an injury, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 12 years, fines, court costs, license revocation, and more. However, it is considered a Class B felony if the child dies as a result of the offense, which is punishable by a prison sentence between eight and 30 years, a fine of up to $25,000, court costs, license revocation, and more.

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, fines, court costs, license revocation, and more.

Aggravated Vehicular Assault

It is considered a Class A felony (if the defendant has two or more prior DUI convictions, prior vehicular assault conviction, or any combination), which is punishable by a prison sentence between 15 and 60 years or a life prison sentence, a fine of up to $50,000, and more.

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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