DUI Offenses and Penalties - Higher BAC

December 7, 2016

 

Our blog last week showed the Penalties for general impairment offenses.  This week we wanted to provide the penalties for the higher BAC offenses.  They are as follows:

 

High BAC penalties (.10 to .159% BAC)

No prior DUI offenses

  • ungraded misdemeanor

  • 12 month license suspension

  • 48 hours to 6 months prison

  • $500 to $5,000 fine

  • alcohol highway safety school

  • treatment when ordered

1 prior DUI offense

  • ungraded misdemeanor

  • 12 month suspension

  • 30 days to 6 months prison

  • $750 to $5,000 fine

  • alcohol highway safety school

  • treatment when ordered

  • 1 year ignition interlock

2 or more prior DUI offenses

  • 1st degree misdemeanor

  • 18 month license suspension

  • 90 days to 5 years prison

  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine

  • treatment when ordered

  • 1 year ignition interlock

3 or more prior DUI offenses

  • 1st degree misdemeanor

  • 18 month license suspension

  • 1 to 5 years prison

  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine

  • treatment when ordered

  • 1 year ignition interlock

According to www.dmv.pa.gov, it states,"For those at the highest BAC levels, the new law has strict penalties, but also allows for treatment. This even-handed approach allows for individuals to receive counseling for their alcohol problem, while still penalizing those who choose to continue the dangerous practice of drinking and driving.

In addition, drivers under the influence of controlled substances and those who refuse breath or chemical testing are subject to the highest BAC category penalties."

 

Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance

No prior DUI offenses

  • ungraded misdemeanor

  • 12 month license suspension

  • 72 hours to 6 months prison

  • $1,000 to $5,000 fine

  • alcohol highway safety school

  • treatment when ordered

1 prior DUI offense

  • 1st degree misdemeanor

  • 18 month license suspension

  • 90 days to 5 years prison

  • $1,500 to $10,00 fine

  • alcohol highway safety school

  • treatment when ordered

  • 1 year ignition interlock

2 or more prior DUI offenses

  • 1st degree misdemeanor

  • 18 month license suspension

  • 1 to 5 years prison

  • $2,500 to $10,000

  • treatment when ordered

  • 1 year ignition interlock

     

     

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