5th Offense DUI Penalties

TN DUI penalties will differ in each case, depending on particular facts and circumstances. This summary of 5th offense DUI penalties is intended to be general in nature. Additional penalties exist, and therefore the information on this web page should not be relied upon without individual consultation with a well-qualified DUI attorney in Tennessee.

Fifth Offense DUI TN Penalties–Sentence is two to twelve years (Class D felony)

Jail TimeMandatory minimum 150 days to 12 years
Probationary Period2-12 years less the time spent in jail
Fine$3,000 – $15,000
DUI AssessmentMandatory alcohol and drug addiction assessment and fee of $100.00 for each conviction
DUI School/Alcohol RehabilitationDUI School required to regain driver’s license; Mandatory participation in a rehabilitation program
Volunteer Community WorkMay be ordered by the court
License Revocation8 years; eligible for a restricted license with an ignition interlock device Ignition Interlock Device: Mandatory
Ignition Interlock DeviceMandatory with license reinstatement if prior DUI in last 5 years
Vehicle ForfeitureAuthorized

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