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FELONY DUI IN TENNESSEE

MURFREESBORO DUI ATTORNEY

One driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can cause significant legal and administrative penalties. Multiple DUI convictions escalate the penalties with each incident. If enough occur within a certain amount of time, it will be considered a class E felony DUI with some of the harshest penalties the Tennessee criminal justice system has to offer.

Start thinking about how you are going to protect yourself and your driving privileges now. Call (615) 200-9409 to speak with Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law about your case.

Accolades and accomplishments that set Attorney Crain apart:

  • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
  • Former prosecutor with national awards
  • Dozens of positive client testimonials
  • Time is not on your side when the state wants to prosecute and convict you. Act as soon as you can by contacting Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law at your first opportunity.

HOW DUIS BECOME FELONIES

Tennessee considers the fourth active DUI on a driver’s record to be a felony, regardless of the details involved in the previous DUIs. In the state, there is a 10-year lookback period for DUIs. Once you are convicted of a DUI, it becomes “active” and the lookback period begins. If you are convicted another time, the 10-year period starts anew and the most recent and all previous DUI convictions are considered active. If you have three active DUIs on your record when you are charged for a fourth one, it will be a felony charge capable of inflicting strict penalties.

Punishment for felony DUI convictions can include:

  • 1 to 6 years in jail (150 day minimum)
  • $15,000 fine ($3,000 minimum)
  • 5-year license suspension (permanent in some cases)
  • Removal of restricted license options
  • Vehicle seizure or forfeiture to the state
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) with monthly taxes

In addition to the aforementioned penalties implemented by the court system, you should be aware of the informal yet devastating consequences a felony conviction can cause to your day-to-day life. You will likely lose job opportunities, educational prospects, and may be evicted by landlords in some circumstances. The removal of your driving privileges can also burden you in numerous ways, including making it impossible to go to work, or losing your child custody rights because you cannot take your child to school or necessary events.

YOUR FREEDOM IS THE GOAL

You are looking at some of the heaviest consequences once you are charged with a felony DUI in Tennessee. The criminal defense lawyer in Murfreesboro is tenacious when it comes to having charges reduced or abated, or having them dismissed outright. Let Attorney Crain begin exploring your legal options during an initial case review. All you need to do is call (615) 200-9409 and tell him what happened.

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WHy Choose Joshua T. Crain?

  • Cutting – Edge Advocacy

    As a private attorney, Joshua has approached his cases with the same energy and drive that made him a successful prosecutor. His Tough defenses and aggressive approach have earned him a reputation in the community.

  • Not Your Average Attorney

    Joshua T. Crain is down to earth attorney that relates to the struggle of his clients. He understands what it is like to invest in something and views his clients as a person that he really wants to help.

  • Over a Decade of Trial Experience

    With over a decade of trial experience, Joshua T. Crain has the knowledge to know when to be aggressive and when to back off. This knowledge has resulted in several favorable outcomes.

  • Does Not Pass Judgement

    Joshua T. Crain does not pass judgments on his clients. He knows that one mistake does not define a person. He sees his clients for who they are and not the mistake that they made. 

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