Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information. Today:
Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer,
My 20 year old son was charged with a DUI while he tested at .04. I thought .08 was the BAC limit for a DUI in Pennsylvania, am I wrong?
Pennsylvania has what it labels as a “zero tolerance” law for DUI for drivers under 21. That means anything above a .02 blood alcohol content will result in an accusation of being an underage driver being charged with a High Rate DUI (see our post The Legal Consequences for a Pennsylvania DUI for a more detailed description on Pennsylvania DUI Penalties for different categories .)
You should seek out a qualified DUI attorney because in my experience, often times these cases are very defendable. The breath testing devices are inaccurate and can give totally erroneous readings. Blood tests are also frequently not the true reading of BAC.
It might help you to read two of my recent posts:
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-Justin J. McShane, Esquire, Pennsylvania DUI Attorney
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