Montgomery County Multiple DUI Offense Lawyers

A drunk driving conviction puts drivers on thin ice. A subsequent conviction carries significantly heightened penalties. Law enforcement officials aggressively enforce the DUI laws, and prosecutors aggressively seek DUI convictions. If you have been charged with a second, third, or even fourth DUI in Pennsylvania, it is essential to have a defense lawyer on your side who knows how to fight back. Suppose you have been arrested for a multiple offense DUI. In that case, the knowledgeable Montgomery County multiple DUI offense attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. are prepared to stand up for your rights.

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Helping You Avoid Serious Long-Term Consequences of a Second Offense DUI Conviction in PA

The increase in criminal sanctions that drivers face for subsequent DUI offenses is astonishing. Pennsylvania handles DUI offenses with an incremental approach based on your blood alcohol content (BAC), and the penalties significantly increase when prior DUI offenses are present.

When facing these charges, it is vital to fight the current charges and explore the possibility of invalidating the previous conviction. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C., we will thoroughly investigate all of the factors leading to your arrest, including possible police procedure errors or faulty breath test equipment.

Our staff of attorneys includes former prosecutors who know how law enforcement officials approach multiple DUI cases. This perspective gives us valuable knowledge in seeking a dismissal of the charges, reduced charges, or an acquittal at trial for our clients. We are here to explain your legal avenues and help you achieve the most favorable outcome.

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What Are the Penalties for Multiple DUIs in Pennsylvania?

The penalties for multiple DUI offenses vary depending on the number of convictions, the length between offenses, and the driver’s BAC. According to 75 Pa. C.S. § 3806, the period for a prior DUI conviction must have occurred within ten years. In other words, if your prior DUI conviction occurred within ten years of your current DUI offense, the prosecution may be able to use the prior conviction to enhance the penalties of your recent DUI. 

The prosecution will also consider out-of-state DUI convictions and Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) sentences. If you have not been convicted of a DUI within ten years, the prosecution will handle your current DUI case like a first-offense DUI charge in Pennsylvania.

Below are the penalties for a multiple DUI offense in Pennsylvania:

Second-Time DUI Offense

All second-time DUI offenses are subject to the following penalties. In addition, completion of Alcohol Highway Safety School and installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) are required before getting your license reinstated. If you are convicted, you may also have to complete community service along with drug and alcohol treatment.

BAC .08 to .099

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 12 months

BAC .10 to .159

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 12 months

BAC .16 and up

  • Up to five years imprisonment
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 18 months

Third-Time or Subsequent DUI Offense 

If you have been convicted of two DUIs in Pennsylvania within ten years, the subsequent offense will be charged as a first- or second-degree misdemeanor. All third or subsequent DUI offenses may face the following consequences in addition to completion of Alcohol Highway Safety School and installation of an IID for at least one year.

BAC .08 to .099

  • Up to two years in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 12 months

BAC .10 and up

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 18 months

Schedule Your Free Consultation with Multiple Offense DUI Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Don’t let the chips fall where they may with a second, third, or fourth DUI charge in Pennsylvania. The consequences are serious, but there is hope. Speak to a skilled Montgomery County multiple DUI defense attorney from Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, & Gifford P.C. who can clearly explain your rights and advise you on your legal options. If your criminal history is free of violent offenses, you may be eligible for a treatment program that can reduce a jail sentence. Also, it may be possible to challenge the court’s evidence as many factors can contribute to a false reading on a breath test.

Since 1952, our DUI defense lawyers have stood by our clients in Montgomery County, PA, including Norristown, Lansdale, and more. We can help you navigate this challenging time and create a powerful defense for your specific situation. To speak with an experienced DUI defense attorney over a free consultation, complete a contact form or call today at (215) 822-7575.