Building a DUI Defense: A driving under the influence (DUI) does not mean the end of your life or your career. Immediately following your arrest, contact our office to learn about avoiding a DUI conviction or reduce the charges. We shall obtain all the pertinent facts involving probable cause, etc. Due to the harsh penalties you need competent, aggressive representation; call: 866-614-6520.
Penalties for Pennsylvania DUI First Offense: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania applies multi-tiered penalty structure for DUI offenses.
Tier 1: General Impairment: BAC = 0.08 to 0.099%; incapable of safe driving; no damage or property damage: Imprisonment: Up to 6 months incarceration; License Suspension – none; Fine: $300.00
Tier 2: High Rate: BAC = 0.10 to 0.159%; Minor BAC = 0.02 to .159%, general impairment BAC with an accident; School bus driver BAC = 0.02 to 0.159%; Commercial Vehicle Driver BAC = 0.04 to 0.159%: Imprisonment: 2 days to 6 months; License Suspension: 12 months; Fine: $500 to $5,000
Tier 3: Highest Rate: BAC = 0.16% or greater, refusal of chemical test, controlled substance DUI; Imprisonment: 3 days to 6 months; License Suspension: 12 months; Fine: $1,000 to $5,000
Call my office to discuss the much more sever penalties for 2nd, 3rd, and subsequent DUI offenses within a 10 year look back period.
As you can see, the penalties for even a 1st DUI crime can be damaging. Do not take the charge lightly. Call us immediately at 866-614-6520 to protect your constitutional rights regarding DUI crimes.