What to Know About the Consequences of CDL DUIs in PA

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Regular motorists will need a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher to be charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania. However, if you drive a commercial vehicle, the same rules do not apply. If you are caught with a BAC of .02% or higher while driving a school bus, you will receive a Tier 2 DUI. If you are driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04% or higher and are caught by police, you will get a Tier 2 DUI. To learn more, continue reading and contact our experienced DUI attorney. If you are facing CDL DUI charges in Pennsylvania, it is important that you speak with an experienced DUI attorney to learn how they will explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. Our firm is prepared to take on your case today. Give The Law Office of George Heym a call to learn more about how we can assist you, no matter the circumstances.

What are the consequences of a first-offense CDL DUI in PA?

You can expect to face an array of serious consequences if you are a first-offense CLD DUI offender in Pennsylvania. The following are the penalties you can expect to face:

  • You will lose your driver’s license for up to 12 months
  • A mandatory minimum of 2 days of incarceration
  • Up to 6 months of incarceration
  • You may have to pay a fine between $500 and $5,000
  • You will face a potential 1-year CDL suspension if convicted of an additional “serious traffic infraction” while operating a commercial vehicle

What are the consequences of a second-offense CDL DUI in PA?

The potential penalties for a second-offense CDL DUI in Pennsylvania are as follows:

  • You will receive a 12-month suspension of your driver’s license
  • You will face a $5,000 fine
  • Mandatory minimum of 1 month of incarceration
  • Up to 6 months of incarceration
  • You will be permanently disqualified from having a CDL

If you are facing any of the above consequences for CDL DUIs in Pennsylvania, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who will walk you through the steps of your legal process ahead. To learn more about our services and how we will fight for your rights in court, pick up the phone and give The Law Office of George Heym a call today.

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