What are the Penalties for DUS-DUI Related?
If your license was suspended because of a DUI or a refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving while your license is suspended carries hefty penalties. If convicted, you will be facing mandatory jail time, fines, and additional time being added to your suspension. Please see the table below:
|OFFENSE TYPE||OFFENSE GRADE||FINE (MAX)||MANDATORY MINIMUM||JAIL (MAX)||LICENSE SUSPENSION|
|If DUS-DUI (no alcohol in system)||Summary Traffic||$500||60 Days||90 Days||1 Additional Year|
|If DUS-DUI & BAC 0.02% or Above||Summary Traffic||$1,000||90 Days||90 Days||2 Additional Years|
|If DUS-DUI & 2nd Alcohol Violation (Not Just a 2nd Violation)||Third Degree Misdemeanor||$2,500||6 Months||1 Year||2 Additional Years|
|If DUS-DUI & 3rd Alcohol Violation (Not Just a 3rd Violation)||First Degree Misdemeanor||$5,000||2 Years||5 Years||2 Additional Years|
When can I start driving again?
In Pennsylvania, if your driver’s license is suspended as a result of a DUI or a DUI-refusal, then you may not drive until you have completed all the PennDOT requirements, paid the restoration fee and obtained your new physical driver’s license back. It is not a defense that your suspension period has ended and you could have had your license. If you don’t physically have your driver’s license back, you are in violation of the law and can be charged with driving on a suspended license and the above penalties would apply.
What should I do if I am being charged with DUS-DUI Related?
When facing jail time and additional license suspension, the best course of action is to retain an experienced attorney to guide you through your options. These are truly life altering penalties and you don’t want to face them being ill prepared. Our highly trained attorneys will look for avenues and challenges with the goal of reducing your penalties and protecting your rights. Please call 1-866-MCSHANE for a free, detailed case consultation and put the power and experience of The McShane Firm to work for you.