Monday, January 16, 2012

DUI - General License Supsension Guidelines

The following blog will provide some insight for individuals who are facing a DUI charge in Pennsylvania and would like some general information as to what will happen with their driver's license.  For more information, you should contact Attorney Joseph Paletta immediately.

In general, license suspensions relating to DUI's will be as follows:  If you have a BAC below .10% and charged with incapable of safe driving, no suspension will be issued for the first offense.  However there will be certain criteria that the alleged offender must meet in order to have no suspension.  If you have a BAC of .10% or higher than .10% but less than .16%, you are facing a 12 month suspension of your driver's license for the 1st and 2nd offense. If this is your 3rd or subsequent offense, you will be facing an 18 month suspension of your driver's license.

For offender's with a BAC that is .16% or higher, you are facing a 12 month license suspension for the first offense and an 18 month suspension period for your second or subsequent offense.  If you have an out of state DUI conviction, you will receive no suspension for your first offense.  However, for your 2nd or subsequent offense, you will be facing a 12 month suspension of your driver's license.