Pennsylvania DUI Second Offense

Penalties for a Pennsylvania DUI Second Offense

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania uses a multi-tiered penalty structure for DUI offenses with escalates the penalties for a second offense.

Tier Description Imprisonment License Suspension Fines
General Impairment B.A.C.=.08 to 0.099%,
Incapable of safe driving,
No injury or property damage
5 days-6 months 12 months $300-$2,500
High Rate B.A.C.=.10 to 0.159%,
Minor B.A.C.= .02 to .159%,
General Impairment BAC with an accident,
School Bus Driver B.A.C.=.02 to .159%,
Commercial Vehicle driver B.A.C.=.04% to .159%
30 days-6 months 12 months $750-$5,000
Highest Rate B.A.C.=.16% or greater,
Refusal of chemical test,
Controlled substance DUI
90 days-60 months 18 months $1,500-$10,000

Additionally, there are other costs as well as court ordered DUI school and treatment if necessary. Those convicted of a DUI second offense will be required to install an ignition interlock device at their own expense. Use of the interlock device is required for one year.

Additional Penalties for a DUI Second Offense

There are many other consequences you may face if convicted of a Pennsylvania DUI, including:

DUI is one of the most politicized crimes in The United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will look to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law as a repeat offender.  If you want to protect your rights call 1-866-MCSHANE to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania DUI Attorneys.

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.