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Penalties for Driving while Under the Influence in Northampton & Lehigh County

In Pennsylvania, the penalties associated with a DUI arrest can vary based upon your blood alcohol level and whether you have had any previous DUI convictions.  Almost all driving under the influence offenses carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence, but there are often programs available that can work to eliminate the prison sentence or provide for an alternative, such as house arrest or work release.

 

These programs vary from county to county.  All counties offer ARD as a first offense option, but requirements for admittance differ greatly.  Counties vary much more greatly on programs for subsequent offenses.  As these varying programs have different benefits, conditions and requirements it is advisable to contact an attorney immediately to intelligently weigh your options.

 

When you hire a DUI attorney from our office, we begin working immediately. Time is of the essence. We will investigate every nuance of your case, from the traffic stop and the breath test to the arrest and beyond. You can count on our DUI attorneys to defend your rights.

 

To schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your charges contact our office today.   An attorney will return your call within 24-hours.

 

 

 

 

General Impairment penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) in Northampton & Lehigh Counties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High BAC penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) in Northampton & Lehigh Counties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance in Northampton & Lehigh Counties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for a printable chart of DUI penalties

No Prior DUIs

ungraded misdemeanor

up to 6 months probation

$300 fine

alcohol highway safety school

treatment when ordered

 

 

 

 

 

No Prior DUIs

ungraded misdemeanor

12 month license suspension

48 hours to 6 months prison

$500 to $5,000 fine

alcohol highway safety school

treatment when ordered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Prior DUIs

ungraded misdemeanor

12 month license suspension

72 hours to 6 months prison

$1,000 to $5,000 fine

alcohol highway safety school

treatment when ordered

One (1) Prior DUI

ungraded misdemeanor

12 month license suspension

5 days to 6 months jail time

$300 to $2,500 fine

alcohol highway safety school

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

 

 

 

One (1) Prior DUI

ungraded misdemeanor

12 month suspension

30 days to 6 months prison

$750 to $5,000 fine

alcohol highway safety school

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One (1) Prior DUI*

1st degree misdemeanor

18 month license suspension

90 days to 5 years prison*

$1,500 to $10,000 fine

alcohol highway safety school

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

Two (2) or more Prior DUIs

2nd degree misdemeanor

12 month license suspension

10 days to 2 years prison

$500 to $5,000 fine

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

 

 

 

 

Two (2) Prior DUIs

1st degree misdemeanor

18 month license suspension

90 days to 5 years prison

$1,500 to $10,000 fine

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

 

Three (3) or more Prior DUIs

1st degree misdemeanor

18 month license suspension

1 to 5 years prison

$1,500 to $10,000 fine

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

 

 

 

 

Two (2) or more prior DUIs

1st degree misdemeanor

18 month license suspension

1 to 5 years prison

$2,500 to $10,000

treatment when ordered

1 year ignition interlock

 

 

 

                 *Currently Under Appeal

 

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