Anytime a Tennessee resident is charged with a crime in another state, it is wise to consult with a Tennessee lawyer to determine any Tennessee consequences that may be experienced as a result of an out of state conviction. This is especially true when charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI, also often referred to in other states as a DWI, OUI, OWI, etc.).
When facing a conviction out of state, your lawyer and even the judge pronouncing judgment are required to inform you of certain consequences of the conviction. However, they are generally not required and are unlikely to inform you of any action the state of Tennessee may take against you as a result of a conviction. Accordingly, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Tennessee DUI lawyer who can properly advise you. You should contact a Tennessee DUI attorney as soon as you can. Oftentimes, waiting to contact a DUI attorney in Tennessee until after you have been convicted is too late.