Can You Lose Your Car after a DUI?

Getting bailed out of jail after a DUI might not be the only task you have to face; you might also lose your car after a DUI. Repeat offenders are at greater risk of having their cars impounded. When the authorities decide to impound your car after a DUI arrest, you need to know what to expect. It is important to remember that every DUI case is different with their own set of circumstances.

The Vehicle Confiscation Process

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Typically, judges will impound the car of someone arrested for a DUI if the person has previous convictions for DUI. When a judge decides that you must have your vehicle impounded, it is most likely done through a civil administration process instead of a criminal court penalty. You will have the opportunity to an administrative hearing through the Tennessee Department of Safety.