DUI

DUI – First Offense (No Prior DUI Offenses within past 10 years)

General Impairment, BAC is .08 to .99:

This is an ungraded misdemeanor for which a sentence of 6 months probation and a $300.00 fine is required. Required Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluation, Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS) and possible Drug and Alcohol (D&A) assessment and treatment.  There is no loss of driver’s license and no jail time with this particular category.

BAC is .10 to .159:

This is an ungraded misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum 48-hour jail sentence up to a possible 6 months and a $500.00 to $5,000.00 fine.  Required CRN, AHSS, and possible D&A. The driver’s license suspension is 12 months.

BAC is .16 or higher, refusal to give a blood or breath sample, drug-related offense:

This is an ungraded misdemeanor (or misdemeanor of the First Degree for refusals) with a mandatory minimum 72-hour jail sentence up to a possible 6 months and a $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 fine.  Required CRN, AHSS, and mandatory full D&A. The driver’s license suspension is 12 months.

DUI – Second Offense

General Impairment, BAC is .08 to .99:

This is an ungraded misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 days imprisonment up to 6 months and a $300.00 to $2,500.00 fine.  The driver’s license suspension is 12 months. Required CRN, AHSS, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC is .10 to .159:

This is an ungraded misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum of 30 days imprisonment up to 6 months and a $750.00 to $5,000.00 fine. The driver’s license suspension is 12 months. Required CRN, AHSS, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC is .16 or higher, refusal, drug-related offense:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the First Degree with a mandatory minimum of 90 days imprisonment up to a 5-year maximum jail sentence and a $1,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine.  The driver’s license suspension is 18 months. Required CRN, AHSS, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

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DUI – Third Offense

General Impairment, BAC is .08 to .99:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the Second Degree with a mandatory minimum of 10 days imprisonment up to a 2-year maximum jail sentence and a $500.00 to $5,000.00 fine.  The driver’s license suspension is 12 months. Required CRN, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC is .10 to .159:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the First Degree with a mandatory minimum of 90 days imprisonment up to a 5-year maximum jail sentence and a $1,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine.  The license suspension is 18 months. Required CRN, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC is .16 or higher, refusal, drug-related offense:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the First Degree with a mandatory minimum 1-year imprisonment 5-year maximum jail sentence and a $ 2,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine.  The license suspension is 18 months. Required CRN, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

DUI – Fourth Offense

General Impairment, BAC is .08 to .99:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the Second Degree with a mandatory minimum of 10 days imprisonment up to a 2-year maximum jail sentence and a $500.00 to $5,000.00 fine. The license suspension is 12 months. Required CRN, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC is .10 to .159:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the First Degree with a mandatory minimum 1-year imprisonment up to a 5-year maximum jail sentence and a $1,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine.  The license suspension is 18 months. Required CRN, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC is .16 or higher, refusal, drug-related offense:

This is graded as a misdemeanor of the First Degree with a mandatory minimum 1-year imprisonment up to a 5-year maximum jail sentence and a $ 2,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine.  The license suspension is for 18 months. Required CRN, D&A, and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

Driving on a DUI / Suspended License

If you are caught Driving Under Suspension (DUS) while your license is suspended or revoked due to a prior DUI offense, the penalties can be more serious as the DUI itself!  You will be facing a mandatory jail sentence of 60 days and a fine of up to $500.00 on a first offense as well as an additional license suspension of 1 year. These penalties are enhanced if you have virtually any alcohol in your system.

If you are caught driving under suspension for a non-DUI related suspension, you will still face stiff penalties.  These include both a fine and an additional license suspension of at least 1 year. However, there is no jail sentence associated with this offense.

Even if you believe your driving privileges have been restored, you can find yourself facing DUS charges and the prospect of serving serious jail time.  An attorney at AAAL – Allegheny Attorneys At Law, P.C. familiar with both Pennsylvania DUI laws and the traffic code can and will fight any type of DUS charges on your behalf.

Pittsburgh, PA DUI Attorney

Being charged with a DUI doesn’t have to be the end of the world. While there are serious consequences to driving under the influence of any substance, you may be able to fight them. I can help you find a resolution that doesn’t involve losing your license and may even be able to reduce your sentence. Contact me for a free consultation today.