Second DUI in Pennsylvania

Second DUI Charge in PA

Information on Being Charged a Second Time for DUI in Pennsylvania

If you were arrested with a second DUI charge in Pennsylvania, you probably are wondering what will happen to your driver’s license, whether you are facing jail time and the amount you may have to pay for fines and court fees.

When found guilty of a second DUI in Pennsylvania the penalties are severe. A guilty plea can mean losing your license for a year and spending up to six months in jail.

However, not every DUI arrest ends up as a DUI conviction – it is important to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible to go over your options and fight for your charges to be either reduced or dropped altogether.

Even if you went through the ARD program with a first DUI charge, another DUI charge is considered a second offense.

If you were charged with DUI Drugs, or DUI-D, you may face stronger penalties.

An Arrest is Not a Conviction

Saadzoi Law can help.

Attorney Saadzoi is an experienced and aggressive attorney who will work with you to help you understand your rights, the penalties you face and how to defend your freedom against a second DUI charge.

Just because you were charged with DUI does not mean you have been convicted. There are many options to fight and win a DUI in court, reduce the charges and/or keep them off your record.

Saadzoi Law are DUI attorneys in Media, PA with extensive knowledge of the legal system and DUI court process in Delaware County and understands what it takes to fight and win against a DUI arrest in Pennsylvania.

Attorney Saadzoi offers free consultations to anyone charged with a DUI in Delaware County PA – Call DUI Attorney Saadzoi today.

 


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Information on Second DUI Conviction Penalties in Pennsylvania

The punishment for a second DUI conviction weighs heavily on your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level at the time of your arrest. If you have a BAC level of .08 or higher, you are considered impaired for operating a motor vehicle.

There is a three-tier system based on BAC levels, as follows:

  • General Impairment: .08% to .099% BAC level
  • High Impairment: .10% to .159% BAC level;
  • Highest Impairment: .16% or higher BAC level.

The punishment for DUI is also determined by how many previous DUI charges you have had previously (within the past ten years). This includes if you had previously accepted the ARD program.

PENALTIES FOR A SECOND DUI CONVICTION IN PENNSYLVANIA

General Impairment: .08% to .099% BAC level

  • A misdemeanor on your criminal record;
  • One year license suspension;
  • Five days to six months in jail;
  • A $300 – $2,500 fine;
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School;
  • Alcohol or drug treatment, if ordered, and;
  • One year ignition interlock.

High Impairment: .10% to .159% BAC level

  • A misdemeanor on your criminal record;
  • One year license suspension;
  • 30 days to six months in prison;
  • A $750 – $5,000 fine;
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School;
  • Alcohol or drug treatment, if ordered, and;
  • One year ignition interlock.

Highest Impairment: .16% or higher BAC level or DUI Controlled Substance

  • First degree misdemeanor;
  • Eighteen-month license suspension;
  • Three months to five years in prison;
  • A $1,500 to $10,000 fine;
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School;
  • Alcohol or drug treatment, if ordered, and;
  • One year ignition interlock.

If you have a professional license or a CDL license, these penalties can also affect your career.

In addition to losing your license, jail time and fines, a second DUI conviction means you will have a criminal record, which will make everything in your future more difficult – getting a job, finding housing, finding insurance and loans for housing and school.

Learn more about the length of time your license will be suspended after a DUI arrest. 

 


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Fighting DUI Charges in Delaware County PA

An experienced and savvy DUI lawyer can help with this process and help in navigating the Delaware County court process.

If you believe you were wrongfully arrested or there were mistakes in the way your arrest was handled by police officers, you have every right to fight the charges.

Attorney Saadzoi has spent time on both sides of the law as a prosecutor and a public defender. As your lawyer, she will work aggressively to resolve the charges against you.

Can DUI Charges in PA be Reduced or Dismissed?

DUI cases and fought and won in court everyday. Even if it is not possible to have your case fully dismissed, it may still be possible to have the charges reduced.

A tough and experienced DUI attorney who is willing to fight for you and for your freedom can defend your rights.

Attorney Saadzoi can help explain your rights and your best options for fighting for your rights.

How Saadzoi Law Can Help

Attorney Saadzoi has years of experience successfully helping clients get their DUI charges reduced, dismissed and resolved.

At Saadzoi Law, we review the details of your DUI arrest and police reports. We will determine if the stop was unlawful and if you were in control of the vehicle. If not, or if there are any other circumstances permitting, we will file motions to gain leverage over the prosecution.

Attorney Saadzoi knows that sometimes good people make mistakes and often times the punishment does not fit the crime. Many people deserve a second chance and treatment programs over harsh prison sentences and large fines that can tarnish their reputation and take away their freedom.

This compassion translates to an aggressive litigator who will work hard for her clients to get the best possible outcome.

Attorney Saadzoi has spent time on both sides of the law as a prosecutor and a public defender. As your lawyer, she will work aggressively to resolve the charges against you.

Attorney Saadzoi will do everything possible to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. 

 


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