Arrested For Driving Under The Influence (DUI)?
If you are arrested for drunk driving in Tennessee, you could be facing mandatory jail time for a first offense DUI. First-time offenses for driving under the influence come with a mandatory 48-hour jail time sentence if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent.
First time offenders could also be facing penalties such as:
- Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail
- $350 – $1,500 fine
- License revocation for one year
- Mandatory attendance in an alcohol and drug treatment program
If your blood alcohol level was .20 percent or more, the minimum jail sentence could be seven days. Penalties for repeat offenders are increased with every subsequent arrest. The fourth DUI is considered a felony that comes with a minimum of one year in jail, up to $15,000 fine and a driver’s license suspension for eight years. The revocation would not be eligible for a restricted license option to travel to work, court-ordered drug and alcohol programs or interlock device monitoring.
Getting your driving privileges back after a DUI conviction is costly. Call my firm, the Law Office of Cornelius Bostick, for aggressive DUI defense at 901-441-9959 today. I will help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Underage Drinking Penalties
For drivers under the age of 21, the state has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving. If a driver under 21 is arrested and found to have a .02 BAC, they may be convicted of driving while impaired (DWI). The conviction for DWI charges carries a penalty of license suspension for one year, a $250 fine and court-ordered community service for drivers aged 16-21 years old.
If your child is stopped for suspicion of DWI, call an experienced lawyer right away. At the Law Office of Cornelius Bostick, I understand it can be a frightening and confusing event when this happens. I will fight to defend your child’s rights.
Do Not Wait To Get Reliable DUI Representation
Contact me, attorney Cornelius Bostick, in Memphis by calling 901-441-9959 or completing my online form to learn how I can help you with your DUI charge. I care about providing you with the knowledgeable criminal defense you need to understand the charges you are facing and what your next steps should be.