DUI Offenses and Penalties - General Impairment


On September 30, 2003, the Commonwealth lowered the legal limit of alcohol in your blood from .10 to .08 (BAC). Along with lowering the Blood Alcohol Content level, a tiered system of enforcement and treatment was established. According to www.dmv.pa.gov, if one is charged with General Impairment, the penalties guidelines are as follows:

If the alleged offender has no prior DUI offenses, then the penalties are: ungraded misdemeanor up to 6 months probation $300 fine alcohol highway safety school treatment when ordered

If the alleged offender has One prior DUI offense, then the penalties are: ungraded misdemeanor 12 month license suspension 5 days to 6 months jail time $300 to $2,500 fine alcohol highway safety school treatment when ordered 1 year ignition interlock

If the alleged offender has Two or more prior DUI offenses, then the penalties are: 2nd degree misdemeanor 12 month license suspension 10 days to 2 years prison $500 to $5,000 fine treatment when ordered 1 year ignition interlock

Please keep in mind that this applies only to general impairment. Our office handles countless DUI cases every year. Contact our office and schedule a free consultation at a time that is convenient for you.

Legal Disclaimer: The contents of this website are for informational purposes only. They neither constitute nor imply an official legal opinion on behalf of Lauer & Fulmer, P.C., nor any attorney-client relationship of any kind.


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