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Man faces multiple offense charges after DUI arrest

Whenever an accident that leads to criminal charges, those charges may be upgraded or altered depending on certain circumstances. One example that may result in one or multiple offense charges being upgraded is if a victim of an accident dies. One recent Tennessee accident has made news as a man hit a buggy, resulting injuries to a girl. Since the girl has succumbed to her injuries, one or more of the multiple offenses may now be upgraded.

Woman arrested in Tennessee after multiple prior convictions

The penalties for DUI increase based on the finding of any prior convictions. While having one or two prior convictions for DUI may lead to higher fines and a longer period without a driver's license in Tennessee, one woman has made news primarily for the sheer number of prior drunk driving charges on her record. She has been arrested a total of 17 times for drunk driving offenses.

Prior convictions can impact any DUI case in Tennessee

A DUI case can be confusing and troubling, as being accused can affect many aspects of your life, including your career, finances and even your freedom. Tennessee takes DUI cases seriously and any prior convictions for DUI can have a tremendous impact on the possible sentence if a case is pursued. Knowing the consequences and the ways in which prior convictions may affect a case is as important as knowing what kind of defense may be possible if you face DUI charges.

A vigorous defense may be needed when there are prior convictions

A DUI charge can lead to serious criminal consequences that can have an immediate impact on your life. If you have a previous DUI conviction on your record, it is important to understand how that previous conviction can impact your case. Prior convictions on your record mean a more vigorous defense may be needed and may prove beneficial when facing new charges in Tennessee.

Tennessee man with prior convictions arrested for DUI

Any kind of criminal conviction can make any subsequent similar criminal convictions more serious as penalties often increase with each conviction. When a person is arrested for DUI, prior convictions often mean more serious penalties if the latest arrest leads to a conviction as well. For one Tennessee man, serious penalties may result if he is convicted after his sixth DUI arrest.

Man with prior convictions arrested in Tennessee

Whenever there is a car accident, police may investigate to find out whether or not alcohol played a role in the crash. If a DUI arrest occurs, the person may face serious consequences in a Tennessee criminal court. If there are prior convictions for drunk driving, those consequences can be much more serious.

Man with prior convictions arrested for deadly DUI crash

Whenever there is a car accident, the police may try to ascertain if any kind of drugs or alcohol was responsible or played a role in the crash. If alcohol did play a role and someone was injured, the potential charges could have very serious consequences should a conviction follow. In addition, if someone arrested for DUI in Tennessee has prior convictions, the penalties may be compounded and pose serious challenges for someone.

When is driving while intoxicated in Tennessee a felony DUI?

Anytime someone is found to have a blood alcohol content over the legal limit, they may face a misdemeanor DUI charge. However, there are times when certain circumstances can lead to a DUI charge being upgraded to a felony DUI in Tennessee. It is important to understand what a felony DUI charge may mean for your record and how it compares to a misdemeanor DUI charge.

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