Tennessee Felony DUI
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DUI offenses are generally charged as misdemeanor offenses in Tennessee. There are several cases; however, where the charges can be increased to a felony offense with harsher penalties. If you are facing felony DUI charges, contact Davis & Hoss, PC to discuss the potential defenses for your case.
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When is a DUI a Felony Offense?
The first three DUI convictions that you face are all charged as misdemeanors. A felony DUI may arise in any of the following situations:
- A Fourth DUI offense
- Vehicular Assault
- DUI with Child Passenger
- Vehicular Homicide
- Aggravated Vehicular Assault
A fourth DUI is charged as a Class E felony in Tennessee and is punishable by between 150 days on one year in jail, a fine of up to $15,000, eight year license revocation, alcohol treatment program, ignition interlock device and more. Vehicular Assault and DUI with Child Passenger offenses are both charged as Class D felonies. A Class D felony in Tennessee is punishable by between two and 12 years in jail, license revocation, fines, court costs and more. Vehicular homicide is a Class B felony offense and Aggravated Vehicular Assault is a Class A felony. There are severe penalties on the line when facing felony DUI charges.
On top of the criminal penalties, you may be ordered:
- Community service
- Rehabilitation programs
- DUI school completion depending on the judge for your case
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For the best possible chance of avoiding conviction in your DUI case, you need a highly-qualified and experienced Chattanooga DUI attorney. For more than two decades of experience on your side, contact Davis & Hoss, PC.