What Are the Penalties for a Fourth or Subsequent DUI in Pennsylvania?

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What Are the Penalties for a Fourth or Subsequent DUI in Pennsylvania?

If you are facing a fourth or subsequent DUI in Pennsylvania, it is important to understand the penalties you may face in Pennsylvania. Continue reading to learn the potential penalties you may face after your conviction. If you require assistance with your DUI charges, look no further than our experienced Pennsylvania DUI attorney. Our legal team at The Law Offices of George Heym is prepared to explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. We understand that these charges and penalties may have an extreme impact on your future and livelihood. To learn more about how our team can assist you, give our firm a call today.

What are the penalties for a fourth or subsequent DUI in Pennsylvania?

You will face severe consequences when you are convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI within 10 years and you had a BAC higher than .08% but lower than .10%. The following are the penalties you can expect to face in Pennsylvania:

  • Full D&A assessment
  • DNA Sampling
  • Mandatory use of the ignition interlock device for up to 1 year
  • A 3rd-degree felony
  • An 18-month license suspension
  • Mandatory minimum 10 days in jail
  • Up to 7 years in jail
  • A $500-$5,000 fine

It is also important to note that if you are convicted of a felony in Pennsylvania, you will likely be barred from owning a firearm.

What are the penalties for a high BAC DUI in Pennsylvania?

When a driver is convicted of a fourth or subsequent DU within 10 years with a BAC higher than .10% but lower than .16% they will face the following consequences:

  • Full D&A assessment
  • DNA Sampling
  • A $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • A 3rd-degree felony
  • Up to 7 years in jail
  • Mandatory use of the ignition interlock device in your vehicle for 1 year
  • Mandatory minimum of 1 year in jail
  • An 18-month license suspension

What are the penalties for a highest BAC DUI in Pennsylvania?

Drivers will face the following severe penalties for a fourth or subsequent DUI within 10 years with a blood alcohol content of .16% or higher:

  • Full D&A assessment
  • A fine between $2,500 and $25,000
  • A 3rd-degree felony
  • Mandatory use of the ignition interlock device in your vehicle for 1 year
  • An 18-month license suspension
  • DNA Sampling
  • Mandatory minimum of 1 year in jail
  • Up to 7 years in jail

If you are facing any of the above penalties, you require an experienced DUI attorney in your corner who is willing to fight for your rights in court. To learn more about our services at The Law Office of George Heym, reach out to our firm today.

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