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If convicted for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, you could have your license suspended, fined, or even be sent to jail. Additionally, if you’ve been convicted for DUI within the last ten years, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car at your own expense. Since insurance companies may receive information about DUI convictions, you can expect your insurance costs to increase. If you are sentenced to jail, your employer may fire you if they are unwilling to let you take a leave of absence or use vacation time to serve your sentence. If you drive a taxi cab, delivery van, or commercial truck, you could lose your license or job as well.

If you’ve been arrested on charges of drunk driving, contact Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DUI penalties lawyers at Attorneys Crosby & Sughrue today to schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your case.

 DUI Penalties: BAC between .08-.99, .10-.159, and >.159 along with general impairment, underage DUI, DUI controlled substances—please see 75 PACSA 3802;

While the judge can exercise some discretion when sentencing someone convicted for DUI, in general, the following penalties apply for a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .08% and .099%:

  • First DUI: a $300 fine; 6 months probation; drug and alcohol assessment, alcohol safety training, and court reporting evaluation required.
  • Second DUI: a $300 to $1,200 fine; 12 month license suspension; 5 days to 6 months in jail; alcohol safety school mandatory; 1 year installation of ignition interlock device. Drug and alcohol assessment, alcohol safety training, and court reporting evaluation required.
  • Third DUI: a $500 to $5,000 fine; 12 month license suspension; 10 days to 2 years in prison; 1 year installation of ignition interlock device. Drug and alcohol assessment and court reporting evaluation required.
  • Fourth DUI: a $500 to $5,000 fine; 12 month license suspension; 10 days to 2 years in jail; 1 year installation of ignition interlock device. Drug and alcohol assessment and court reporting evaluation required.

High BAC Offenders and DUI Penalties

For a DUI conviction for someone with a blood alcohol content between .10% and .159%, the penalties are as follows:

  • First DUI: a $500 to $5,000 fine; 12 month license suspension; mandatory 48 hour imprisonment with up to 6 months in jail; eligible for an occupational limited license after 2 month license suspension. Drug and alcohol assessment, alcohol safety training, and court reporting evaluation required.
  • Second DUI: a $750 to $5,000 fine; 12 month license suspension; 30 days to 6 months in jail; 1 year installation of ignition interlock device; drug and alcohol assessment, alcohol safety training, and court reporting evaluation required.
  • Third DUI: a $1,500 to $10,000 fine; an 18 month license suspension; 90 days to 5 years in jail; drug and alcohol assessment, alcohol safety training, and court reporting evaluation required.
  • Fourth DUI: a $1,500 to $10,000 fine; an 18 month license suspension; 1 to 5 years in prison; installation of an ignition interlock device for 12 months; drug and alcohol assessment, alcohol safety training, and court reporting evaluation required.

In cases where a person’s BAC is in excess of .16%, the penalties increase as well. Additionally, if you have a minor in the car with you at the time of your arrest or are involved in an injury or fatal accident, additional penalties are involved.

Contact Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DUI Penalties Lawyers

The consequences of a DUI conviction can be significant. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, contact DUI defense attorneys Crosby & Sughrue today to learn how we can help you.

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