How Long Will I be Punished for a PA DUI?

One thing that people don’t realize is the sheer extent of the penalties for a PA DUI conviction.  Not only are the penalties extremely harsh, those convicted suffer from the penalties of a DUI for the rest of their lives.  It is not something that will be over and done with quickly.

License suspension for a PA DUI starts after release from prison.
License suspension for a PA DUI starts after release from prison.

For example, if a person is convicted of a High or Highest Rate DUI they can face up to six months in prison even for a first offense.

It is only after this person is released from prison that their license suspension starts.  This an extremely long time to face limited freedom and curtailed rights.

On top of these direct legal penalties, someone convicted of a PA DUI will face a lifetime of hardship in the aftermath of this ordeal. For the rest of their lives they must deal with:

  • Extremely high car insurance rates
  • Being looked over for job opportunities because the DUI will show up on background checks
  • The embarrassment and stigma attached to one of the most politically charged offenses in the country

There is hope.  If you are charged with a DUI in PA it is in your best interests to find the best DUI attorney in PA.  A highly trained DUI professional can help challenge these charges and protect your rights.  Please call 1-866-MCSHANE to schedule a free detailed consultation and help protect your future.

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 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.