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What happens if you're convicted of drunk driving in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, being charged with a DUI can threaten to change your life forever. If you're driving dangerously, a police officer can pull you over and request a breath sample. The state implied consent law allows the police to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) on request.

How does Tennessee rank among DUI states? Recent report tells all

It is safe to say that all American states have worked to deter drunk driving in recent years. Tennessee is no exception, with lawmakers imposing harsh penalties on those convicted of a DUI/DWI. Even a first offense is serious in Tennessee, resulting in penalties such as 48 hours in jail, costly fines, loss of driving privileges and several others.

Arrested for DUI in Tennessee? Know your constitutional rights

In the eyes of many Chattanooga residents, an arrest for DUI/DWI is not a big deal. After all, it happens all the time and no one seems any worse for the wear. The problem is that you are probably not getting the whole picture and do not understand the challenges facing those convicted of a DUI.

Trooper makes DUI arrest after suspect asks for directions

When most people make the unwise decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they do their best to avoid law enforcement. One Tennessee man chose to buck this trend by boldly approaching a state trooper to ask for directions. As you might expect, he was ultimately arrested for DUI/DWI, but that is only one of the charges made against the defendant.

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