Felony DUI Convictions in Tennessee

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

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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 

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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