DUI Penalties in Knoxville, Tennessee
The State of Tennessee classified DUI based on the number of DUI convictions an individual has had over the last ten (10) years. If you have no DUI convictions in the last ten (10) years, you are a DUI first. If you had a DUI conviction 9 years ago, you are a DUI second and the State can look back another ten (10) years. If you had another DUI within that ten (10) year period, the State can elevate your charge to the next offense level.
Did you know you can be charged with vehicular assault if you are in an accident and injury someone or child endangerment if a child is injured due to DUI?
It is important to have an experienced DUI attorney on your side because a DUI conviction can follow you for life.