What Are the Penalties for a First-offense DUI in Pennsylvania?

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What Are the Penalties for a First-offense DUI in Pennsylvania?

If you have recently received a first-offense DUI in Pennsylvania, continue reading to learn the potential penalties you may face in Pennsylvania. Reach out to our experienced DUI attorney today to learn how we can fight for your rights in court. Our legal team will explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. We have handled countless cases regarding first-offense DUIs. Give our firm a call today to discuss the next steps.

What are the penalties for a first-offense general impairment DUI in Pennsylvania?

If law enforcement suspects that you are driving under the influence, they will stop your vehicle and require you to submit to chemical testing. If you are found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%- .099%, you will receive a general impairment DUI. Drivers with general impairment DUI charges will face the following penalties for a first offense:

  • Mandatory 6 months of probation
  • A potential $300 fine
  • An ungraded misdemeanor
  • Treatment, if court-ordered
  • Mandatory participation and completion of alcohol highway safety school

What are the penalties for a high BAC DUI?

If a driver is arrested with a BAC that is higher than .10% and less than .16%, they will face the following consequences for a high BAC DUI:

  • Mandatory minimum 48 hours of incarceration
  • Up to 6 months of incarceration
  • A 12-month license suspension
  • A potential $5,000 fine
  • 1 year with the ignition interlock device
  • Mandatory participation and completion of alcohol highway safety school

What are the penalties a the highest BAC DUI?

Drivers will receive a highest BAC DUI charge if they are arrested with a blood alcohol content of .16% or higher. An individual who is facing first-offense highest BAC charges will face the following penalties:

  • Mandatory minimum 72 hours of incarceration
  • Up to 6 months of incarceration
  • A 12-month license suspension
  • A potential $5,000 fine
  • Full D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory participation and completion of alcohol highway safety school
  • 1 year with the ignition interlock device

If you are facing first-offense DUI charges in Pennsylvania, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has experience assisting individuals with DUI charges. Our experienced legal team understands all that is on the line for individuals facing DUI charges. A conviction can derail your life for a period of time. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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