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If you have been charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania, you face significant consequences. Law enforcement in Pennsylvania take these offenses very seriously and endeavor to hold you accountable. If this is your first offense, be aware that the consequences depend heavily on your blood alcohol content. The higher the BAC, the more severe the penalties will be. Pennsylvania has three categories of Blood Alcohol Content which are factors in the determination of consequences. Retaining a criminal defense attorney is critical.

General Impairment: .08 to .099% BAC, Undetermined BAC

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Probation up to 6 months
  • Fine of $300
  • Engagement in the alcohol highway safety school
  • Possible mandatory treatment

High BAC: .10 to .159% BAC

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • License suspension of 12-months
  • Imprisonment of 48 hours to 6 months
  • Fine of $500-$5000
  • Engagement in the alcohol highway safety school
  • Possible mandatory treatment

Highest BAC: Greater than .16%

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • License suspension of 12-months
  • Imprisonment of 72 hours to 6 months
  • Fine of $1000-$5000
  • Engagement in the alcohol highway safety school
  • Possible mandatory treatment

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Pennsylvania, contact Attorney Newman today.

Attorney Newman has represented clients in Pennsylvania for over 45 years. If you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through the personal injury claims process or with any criminal defense matters, Attorney Newman is ready to help. Contact The Law Office of Neal E. Newman today to schedule a consultation.

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