If you have been convicted of three prior DUI charges in the state of Tennessee, the fourth DUI offense will be considered a Class E felony. It goes without saying that a felony conviction can have devastating effects on your future, as it will follow you for the rest of your life and be visible to all potential employers and other agencies that run criminal background checks on you.
If you are found guilty of felony DUI in the state of Tennessee, you can expect a minimum jail sentence of 150 days. Further, you will face a minimum fine of $3,000, and could pay as much as $15,000 in fines. A felony DUI conviction also calls for the loss of your driver’s license for no less than eight years, with no chance for a restricted license during the revocation period.
In addition to these penalties, a felony DUI conviction could result in the seizure or forfeiture of your vehicle, as well as court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment. The judge may also mandate an ignition interlock device to be installed in your vehicle, once you are authorized to drive again—and you would be responsible for the costs of installation and maintenance of the ignition interlock device.
If you have three prior DUI convictions already on your record, it is crucial that you give yourself the best chance at a favorable outcome in your fourth DUI case. A fourth conviction—which will be classified as a felony offense—will have life-altering ramifications that can haunt you for the rest of your life.
The stigma that comes with being labeled a convicted felon far outweighs the price of hiring an experienced attorney who may be able to obtain a lesser charge in your DUI case. Attorney Marcos Garza has dedicated his career to defending clients facing DUI charges, and he is ready to help you fight for your rights and ensure you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
If you have been charged with DUI in the state of Tennessee, call the Garza Law Firm today to set up a free initial consultation.
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