In the State of Tennessee, a person is presumed to be drunk if their blood alcohol level ("BAC") is 0.08 or higher. The person is subject to enhanced penalties if their BAC is .20 or above. The penalty for a first time DUI is 48 hours at a minimum; however if their BAC is .20 or higher, the minimum is 11 months and 29 days in jail with a file of from $350 to $1,500. They have to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program, and their licensed can be revoked for one year.
For a second DUI, there is a minimum of 45 days in jail with a mandatory fine of $600 to $3,500 and license revocation of two years.
For a third DUI, there is a minimum of 120 days in jail (maximum under one year), $1,000 to $10,000 in mandatory fines, and license revocation for 6 to 10 years with no possibility of getting a restricted license.
For a forth DUI and subsequent, there is a minimum of 365 days in jail, a mandatory fine of $3,000 to $15000, and a 8-year license revocation with no restricted license available.
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