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Here at the Law Offices of George Heym, we understand that those charged with DUIs are not bad people; unfortunately, if this is your third or subsequent DUI in PA, you cannot afford to move forward without an aggressive Pittsburgh Third DUI offender lawyer on your side. Contact us today to learn more about these charges and how we can help you fight them.

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Repeat offenders have a lot at stake, which is why it is so important that they do not proceed without an experienced Allegheny County DUI lawyer on their side. Our firm is on your side, and we will be from start to finish.

Consequences of a Third DUI in PA (Tier 1)

When someone is facing a third or subsequent DUI charge, they are considered a repeat offender, and Pennsylvania courts will treat them as such. The consequences of a third or subsequent DUI with a BAC higher then.08% but lower than .10% are as follows:

  • A 2nd-degree misdemeanor
  • A 12-month suspension of your driver’s license
  • Mandatory minimum 10 days of incarceration
  • Up to 2 years of incarceration
  • A potential fine ranging from $500 to $5,000
  • Potential court-ordered treatment
  • Up to 1 year with the ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle
  • Full D&A assessment

Rather obviously, these penalties are significant enough to impact a person for the rest of his or her life. You should note that you may spend time in prison, instead of jail, and that you will also face 2nd-degree misdemeanor charges, which will go on your criminal record. Once you have a 2nd-degree misdemeanor on your record, you may find that you have trouble getting certain jobs, renting certain properties, or securing certain loans, as having a criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life.

Consequences of a High BAC (Tier 2) DUI in PA

For a third DUI within 10 years and a BAC of more than .10% but less than .16%, you will face the following penalties:

  • A 1st-degree misdemeanor
  • Mandatory minimum 90 days of incarceration
  • Up to 5 years of incarceration
  • An 18-month license suspension
  • Mandatory use of the ignition interlock device in your vehicle for 1 year
  • Full D&A assessment
  • A $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • You will lose your right to own a firearm

Consequences of a Highest BAC (Tier 3) DUI in PA

If this is your third DUI within 10 years and you were found to be driving with a BAC higher than .16%, you will face the following consequences:

  • A 3rd-degree felony
  • Mandatory minimum 1 year in jail
  • Up to 7 years in jail
  • An 18-month license suspension
  • One year with the ignition interlock device
  • A fine between $2,500-$15,000
  • DNA sampling
  • Full D&A assessment
  • You will lose your right to own a firearm

Consequences of a Third Chemical Test Refusal in PA

Though you may be tempted to refuse a breathalyzer test, especially if you know you are under the influence, this is seldom a good idea, for if you refuse to do so for the third or subsequent time, you will face a potential 18-month license suspension and a potential $2,000 fine to reinstate your license, among other penalties. Our Pittsburgh Third DUI offender lawyer is on your side and prepared to fight your charges, every step of the way.

Contact a Pittsburgh Third DUI Offender Lawyer

We know how damaging a third or subsequent DUI can be to someone’s life, which is why we are dedicated to fighting for the best outcome possible on behalf of all our clients. Contact the Law Offices of George Heym today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.

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