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DUI Laws & Resources...
GENERAL IMPAIRMENT PENALTIES (UNDETERMINED BAC, .08 TO .099% BAC)

No prior DUI offenses
•  Ungraded misdemeanor
•  Up to six (6) months probation
•  $300 fine

1 prior DUI offense
•  Ungraded misdemeanor
•  12 month license suspension
•  5 days to 6 months jail time
•  $300 to $2,500 fine
•  I year ignition interlock

2 or more prior DUI offenses
•  2nd degree misdemeanor
•  12 month license suspension
•  10 days to 2 years prison
•  $500 to $5,000 fine
•  I year ignition interlock

HIGH BAC PENALTIES (.10 TO .159% BAC), ACCIDENTS

No prior DUI offenses
•  Ungraded misdemeanor
•  12 month license suspension
•  48 hours to 6 months prison
•  $500 to $5,000 fine

1 prior DUI offense
•  Ungraded misdemeanor
•  12 month suspension
•  30 days to 6 months prison
•  $750 to $5,000 fine
•  1 year ignition interlock

2 or more prior DUI offenses
•  1st degree misdemeanor
•  18 month license suspension
•  90 days to 5 years prison (although current caselaw says 6 months in the case of a refusal)
•  $1,500 to $10,000 fine
•  1 year ignition interlock

3 or more prior DUI offenses
•  1st degree misdemeanor
•  18 month license suspension
•  1 to 5 years in prison
•  $1,500 to $10,000 fine
•  1 year ignition interlock

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

1 prior DUI offense
•  1st degree misdemeanor
•  18 month license suspension
•  90 days to 5 years prison
•  $1,500 to $10,000 fine
•  1 year ignition interlock

2 or more prior DUI offenses
•  1st degree misdemeanor
•  18 month license suspension
•  1 to 5 years in prison
•  $2,500 to $10,000 fine
•  1 year ignition interlock

By the time that you read this, legislation may have been passed to require ignition interlock for some first offenses.

Ignition Interlock FAQs

Pennsylvania Approved Pre-Arrest Breath Testing Equipment

Pennsylvania Breath Testing Requirements

Pennsylvania DUI Penalties - PennDOT

Pennsylvania OLL Fact Sheet

Pennsylvania Point System

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