Tennessee Licensees Should Beware of Out of State Convictions

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.


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  1. #1 by Eric butler - June 3rd, 2018 at 10:16

    Will Tennessee find about a diu if you have one in Arkansas and one pending over her but you recive probation over there

  2. #2 by Sara Compher-Rice - June 20th, 2018 at 15:26

    It is impossible to advise you of whether the State of Tennessee or the District Attorney’s office prosecuting your Tennessee DUI will discover a concurrently pending DUI matter out of state. However, you should keep in mind that arrest records are public records. Accordingly, any arrest and/or prosecution records of a criminal offense in Arkansas or any other state are subject to discovery.

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