Arrested for DUI. Is My Life Over?

If you are arrested and charged with DUI, is your life over? No. There are many things that you can do that will get you through this process, even if you end up with a conviction on your record, without any significant scars. However, you should expect to work to make this happen.

In Tennessee, a DUI Conviction carries a minimum forty-eight hours in jail, attendance for at least two different education classes, a one year license loss, court fines and costs, and one year of probation.

While that sounds bad, for DUI cases here in Rutherford County, there are opportunities to attend rehabilitative centers, which can count for time served in jail and which offer courses that will satisfy certain requirements under state law. There are also local businesses who will install an ignition interlock device and local agents who can offer SR-22 coverage, which will allow a restricted license even if you are convicted of DUI.

Note: Proof of both SR-22 Insurance and the installation of the Interlock Device are required to obtain a restricted license in Tennessee, which allows drivers to continue driving under certain circumstances even after a DUI Conviction.

All of the things listed above can be done before your court date, which will show everyone involved that you are taking this seriously and significantly increase your chances to get through this process without further damage to your life. Further, there are many successful people who have lived past a mistake in their life. You can persevere through this as well.

With mindful preparation and dedication to doing the work beforehand, you can get through this process without significant scars on your future. So no, your life is far from over.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation to discuss any charges with our office, please reach out at 615-890-1099 to set up a time to come in and meet with Scott and Chase.

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