1st Offense Tennessee DUI

The punishment for a 1st offense DUI in Tennessee can be severe. According to Tennessee Law the following punishments are required

A Minimum .08 (BAC) [T.C.A. 55-10-401] [T.C.A. 55-10-403]

  • 48 hours up to 11 months, 29 days for offenders in violation of 55-10-401
  • .20 BAC or greater minimum jail time 7 consecutive days
  • License revocation for 1 year – Restricted License available
  • You will be ordered to participate in an alcohol and drug treatment program
  • Pay restitution to any person suffering physical injury or personal loss
  • $350-$1,500 fine
  • With towing, bail, attorney, high risk insurance, court costs, school, and reinstatement fees, your first offense average costs could add up to $4,900
  • Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense. Minimum first year costs could exceed $1,000.00
  • If two (2) convictions of DUI in 5 years, Ignition Interlock Device required for 6 months after reinstatement at your expense
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment may be required at the judge’s discretion

If you or someone you know has been charged with a 1st offense DUI you need representation. This is where Moore Love come in. Contact us today and let’s discuss your case and options. Sometimes the police don’t do things right. Other times there are things that mitigate the situation. We can analyze your case. If a reduction or dismissal is possible we will represent you and get that best result. Contact us today