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Penalties for a Tennessee First Offense DUI Conviction

Most folks charged with a drunk driving offense (DUI) want to know the punishment. Here is the list of the punishment for a DUI first offense in Tennessee.

  • Jail time not less than 48 hours and up to 11 months and 29 days.
  • Probation for 11 months and 29 days.
  • A fine ranging from $350.00 up to $1100.00.
  • Alcohol safety school.
  • 24 hours of trash pick up.
  • One year loss of your driver's license.

Here are a couple of caveats;

  • In Williamson County, Tennessee, the trash pick up will be waived.
  • You are eligible to apply for a restricted driver's license with the installation of an ignition interlock.
  • Some prosecutors might insist on the attendance of a victim impact panel.

DUI penalties are always subject to change from year to year.