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What are the penalties for a second DUI in Pennsylvania?

In a recent post, we indicated that a report suggested the penalties for drunk driving in Pennsylvania are not harsh enough. But, is that really so? Anyone who has been arrested and charged with an impaired operation offense may think otherwise, especially if the offense comes after a previous conviction. Let's take a look at what may happen to you if you are arrested for a second DUI in Pennsylvania.

Study says Pennsylvnia too easy on drunk drivers

Ask most people in Pennsylvania who have been arrested for driving while under the influence and it is unlikely that they would say that the state is easy on those charged with DUIs. However, that is exactly what some are drawing as a conclusion from a study recently published by WalletHub.

Drunk driving blood sampling subject of Supreme Court case

The term "drunk driver" often conjures up images of irresponsible people, maybe in shabby clothing with unkept personal appearances who have the stereotypical look of someone "responsible" people might think of as criminals. However, many a "responsible" person in Pennsylvania has been arrested for impaired driving. Lawyers, teachers, doctors and other professionals are just as likely to be arrested on DUI charges as are any other people. How the law attempts to prove that someone is intoxicated is something that people should pay more attention to than the demographic profile of defendants.

IIDs required for anyone convicted on DUI charges

Anyone who has ever been arrested for suspected drunk driving in Pennsylvania knows that the potential penalties for a conviction can be very serious. The effect of a criminal offense on a person’s record, the financial costs and even the potential that a person may have to spend time in jail can be a lot to overcome. To add to the difficulties that defendants may experience is the chance of having driving privileges suspended.

Can you get a job after a DUI?

Are you one of the people in Pennsylvania who has been convicted of a drunk driving offense? If so, you should know that you are not alone. All too many highly responsible people have faced the effects of DUIs. While you, your friends and your family may know that you are a professional, honest, intelligent and reliable person, how can you make sure that a potential employer sees that rather than a criminal conviction when looking at your background check?

Are field sobriety tests accurate?

Like most drivers in Pennsylvania, you have probably heard of field sobriety tests. These are checks done by law enforcement officers to help them evaluate the potential that you may be intoxicated while driving. Although they are commonly used, one cannot help but wonder how accurate are these field sobriety tests?

DUI penalties for first offenses in Pennyslvania

Have you been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Pennsylvania? If so, is the arrest your first-ever DUI charge or have you been convicted of previous impaired driving offenses? Certainly if you find yourself in this position, regardless of whether or not this is your first offense, you will want to educate yourself about the potential penalties and how the state grades different classes of DUI offenses.

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