Penalties for a first DUI in Tennessee include:

  • a minimum of 48 hours in jail plus 11 months and 29 days on probation
  • If tests prove blood alcohol over .20 the mandatory minimum jail sentence increases from 48 hours to 7 days
  • Fines of $350-$1,500
  • Driver’s license revocation for 1 year
  • court ordered ignition interlock installation
  • victim impact panel
  • alcohol and drug assessment and counseling