New DUI Law Alert–Work Release Requirement Update

The Tennessee Legislature passed several new laws that are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2024.  The second DUI related law we are highlighting involves the Tennessee Work Release Program.  Work release is a form of probation that may be used, in certain circumstances, after a person has served their mandatory minimum sentence.  In fact, many DUI offenders are precluded from work release programs, which allow offenders to leave the detention facility at scheduled times to attend work. Beginning January 1, 2024, Tennessee criminal offenders who are accepted into a work release program have additional restrictions.

Under this new law, “beginning January 1, 2024, a prisoner of a county workhouse or jail who is released from custody on work release or otherwise allowed to leave the grounds of the county workhouse or jail for employment or to perform work in the community, whether the work is paid or unpaid, must use an electronic monitoring device at all times when the prisoner is not on the grounds of the county workhouse or jail.”  Tennessee Code Annotated § 41-2-152.  Additionally, the entity employing the offender is responsible for all costs associated with the electronic monitoring device.

Should you have any questions relating to a DUI arrest in Tennessee or about the requirements under Tennessee DUI laws, the lawyers at Oberman & Rice are available to speak with you at (865) 249-7200. You may learn more about Tennessee Driving Under the Influence laws by visiting

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