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


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.