Second Offense

What are the penalties for a Second DUI conviction in Tennessee?

The mandatory minimum jail time for a 2nd offense DUI is:

  • Mandatory minimum of 45 days in jail, up to a maximum of 11 months and 29 days
  • Your license will be revoked for 2 years with immediate eligibility for a restricted license upon application.  The restrict license requires the interlock device for any conviction of DUI when the person blows over a .08 BAC.  The “old version” of restrict license (i.e. back and forth to work, school, church, probation meetings, treatment programs, etc.) is still available in very few instances for convictions of Implied Consent.
  • You will be ordered by the court to go to DUI School
  • There is a $600 minimum fine and a $3,500 maximum fine

Because of the seriousness of a second or greater offense it is crucial that you seek competent legal representation. At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we understand the fear, anxiety, and confusion that may accompany a DUI/DWI arrest, especially as the laws continue to change as they have SIGNIFICANTLY over the past couple of years. And Ridings Law Group, P.C. wants to help you. We will determine if there are valid reasons to challenge the stop, or if any part of the arrest might lead to a reduction, an acquittal, or in some cases a complete dismissal of your charges.

In mounting a strong defense, Attorney David Ridings knows that all the pieces of a solid defense must include the determination that your rights have not been violated during any part of the process. He also evaluates whether or not the police have administered the Field Sobriety Tests according to their training. There are actually 14 training manuals that govern how the police build a DUI case. Ask your attorney if he has ANY of them… much less ALL of them. Attorney David Ridings is one of very few attorneys that takes defending DUI cases seriously. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), and owns all 14 training manual used by the officers. (both student and instructor editions).

Don’t trust your DUI case with an Attorney with anything less than that kind of experience.

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, contact Ridings Law Group, P.C. for experienced legal advice and representation you can count on.

Call 615-851-1888 today to discuss your DUI/DWI arrest!

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