What is the sentence for 2nd offense driving on suspended license in Tennessee?

What happens if caught driving with a suspended license for the second time? The penalty for 2nd offense driving on suspended license is increased from that of a 1st offense. A 2nd offense conviction raised the classification from a class B to a class A misdemeanor. This means the maximum potential punishment goes from 6 months and a $500 fine to a possible 11 month 29-day sentence and $2,500 fine. There is no mandatory minimum jail sentence unless the license is suspended because of a DUI or some similar violations. The penalty for 3rd offense driving on suspended license carries the same minimum and maximum punishments. However, a judge can consider prior convictions when sentencing someone. So, for example, while a person facing a 2nd offense driving on suspended license charge faces the same possible maximum sentence as a person facing a 3rd offense driving on suspended license charge, the person facing the third offense would likely receive a tougher punishment than the person with the 2nd offense, though both sentences are bound by the same possible maximum punishment. Also, any conviction for driving with a suspended license whether it be a first offense or a multiple offense carries a one-year license suspension. What happens if caught driving with a suspended license when the license is suspended for DUI? Tougher mandatory minimum penalties. If your license is suspended for a DUI and you get convicted of a 2nd offense driving on a suspended license, you face a mandatory minimum 45-day jail sentence. If you'd like to talk to a lawyer for a suspended license, call (615) 620-0891 anytime.