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Understanding defense options after a 2nd drunk driving arrest

| Jun 25, 2015 | Drunk Driving Charges

A first-time drunk driving arrest can result in serious penalties, including jail time and loss of driving privileges. When a Tennessee driver is arrested for drunk driving a second time, the potential penalties are more serious and can have a long-term impact on the future, including employment opportunities. While these penalties are serious, the correct defense strategy may be successful in challenging the prosecution’s case. 

An individual who has been charged with drunk driving a second time in Tennessee could face fines as high as $3,500 and spend more than a month in jail. These penalties are not only significant, they will have an impact on work, school and reputation. It is important to note that even after a second DUI, an individual may retain his or her right to combat these charges with a carefully developed defense strategy.

We understand how difficult it can be to face multiple drunk driving charges. Our team can do a complete investigation, determine how to proceed with a defense and protect your rights. We have years of experience defending drivers against drunk driving charges and always strive to minimize the potential consequences our clients may face. 

If you are facing a second drunk driving charge, it is imperative that you take steps to protect your rights as soon as possible. You are entitled to a defense, and it would be wise to secure legal assistance as soon as possible after an arrest. We are ready to explain your defense options, as well as explain how you may be able to retain your license to drive.

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