Legal Question in DUI Law in Tennessee

Ex was convicted of 3 rd dui after flipping and totaling a jeep in march, 2012. He ended up only getting probation after spend 3 nights in jail. Now a year later after it said case was closed , it says reopened and is scheduled to be back in court June 11,2013. What reason would this happen?

Asked on 4/12/13, 4:40 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Something isn't right in your description.

First of all, in Tennessee a conviction of DUI 3rd Offense requires 120 days day-for-day in jail.

Second, a case "closed" can mean anything from "case dismissed" to "defendant jumped bond and we will close the file until he is rearrested."

Find out the facts and try again.

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Answered on 4/12/13, 8:14 pm

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