Have you been arrested and charged with driving while impaired more than once? Individuals accused of repeat DUI offenses in the state of Pennsylvania can face significant penalties if convictions are achieved by prosecuting attorneys. These punishments can affect your home and professional life. As you have a lot to lose if you are convicted, let a criminal defense team help you fight for the best possible outcome.
Drunk driving, in general, is considered a serious offense. However, first-time offenders may not be required to spend time in jail. They will, however, likely have to pay fines and deal with license suspension if convicted.
Penalties associated with DUI convictions are harsher for repeat offenders. If convicted on a second offense, jail time will most likely be ordered. The length of one’s detention will be determine by his or her blood alcohol level at the time of arrest. It only gets worse from there. Eventually, those with four or more DUI’s on record will potentially face felony level charges, which may result in a lengthy imprisonment on top of being ordered to pay hefty fines.
Repeat DUI offenses can be difficult to fight as your criminal history will be used against you in a Pennsylvania criminal court. This does not mean that you should not try, however. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to review your case and help you take the actions necessary to either fight for a case dismissal or seek to minimize the consequences associated with a conviction. To learn more, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.