DUI Myth Busters: I’ll Get Off Easy

You could end up in jail even for a first DUI in PA.
You could end up in jail even for a first DUI in PA.

In my time defending DUI cases in Pennsylvania, one of the most common misconceptions I come across is when people believe just because they have a perfect criminal record they will get off easy on a first time DUI. They think that ARD is a viable option to them until it is explained to them.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

A first time DUI offense in PA can carry the following penalties and consequences:

  • 6 months in jail
  • 12 month license suspension
  • $5,000 in fines
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Will show up on you criminal record forever

As you can see these are not minor penalties.  These are penalties that can change the rest of your life.

This is why it is highly recommended that even those facing a first time DUI offense contact a professional DUI attorney immediately.  For Pennsylvania DUI cases please call 1-866-MCSHANE.

Justin McShane

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.

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