What are the Consequences of Drug DUI Charges in Pennsylvania?

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What are the Consequences of Drug DUI Charges in Pennsylvania?

To learn the consequences of drug DUI charges in Pennsylvania, continue reading and reach out to our experienced DUI attorney. If you are facing drug DUI charges and require defense services, do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of George Heym to learn more about our firm and how we can assist you.

How is drugged driving defined under Pennsylvania law?

If you drive or are in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs to an extent where it impairs your ability to drive or have any amount of controlled substance in your blood, you may receive a drugged DUI in Pennsylvania.

What are the consequences of drug DUI charges in PA?

You will face a variety of penalties for drug DUI charges in Pennsylvania, depending on whether this is your first, second, third, or subsequent offense. You will face the following penalties for a first-offense charge:

  • Misdemeanor
  • Mandatory minimum 72 hours of incarceration
  • A 12-month suspension of your driver’s license
  • A fine between $1,000 and $5,000
  • Potential court-ordered treatment
  • Potential community service
  • Potential enrollment in alcohol highway safety program
  • 1 year with the ignition interlock device

The following penalties are for a second drug DUI offense in Pennsylvania:

  • 1st-grade misdemeanor
  • Mandatory minimum 90 days of incarceration
  • An 18-month suspension of your driver’s license
  • A fine between $1,500 and $10,000
  • Potential court-ordered treatment
  • Potential community service
  • Potential enrollment in alcohol highway safety program
  • 1 year with the ignition interlock device

Third or subsequent drug DUI convictions will face the following penalties in Pennsylvania:

  • Felony
  • Mandatory minimum 1 year of incarceration
  • An 18-month suspension of your driver’s license
  • A fine between $2,500 and $10,000
  • Potential court-ordered treatment
  • Potential community service
  • Potential enrollment in alcohol highway safety program
  • 1 year with the ignition interlock device

If you are facing drug DUI charges, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania DUI attorney who will work to fight for your rights in court. Our firm will explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. We understand that drug DUIs can be damaging to a person’s freedom. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, contact The Law Office of George Heym today. Do not make the mistake of proceedings without an experienced DUI lawyer in your corner.

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