A DUI Affects More Than Just Your Driving Record

A DUI conviction in Pennsylvania comes with serious consequences that can affect your life for years to come. Even if it's your first offense, there are major repercussions. It impacts your job, your potential to get a job in the future and your ability to drive. When you add in the fees and fines, there are financial implications as well.

With the help of the experienced DUI attorneys at DeStefano & Associates, your life doesn't need to be permanently altered because of a DUI charge.

Pennsylvania Laws Are Tough On Drunk Drivers

In Pennsylvania, the severity of the punishment is directly related to the driver's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). There are three classifications:

  • General Impairment: .08 percent to .099 percent
  • High BAC: .10 percent to .159 percent
  • Highest BAC: .16 percent and up (or a controlled substance)

Penalties for a DUI could include:

  • Anywhere from six months of probation to up to five years in prison
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Installation of an ignition interlock system in your vehicle
  • Required attendance in an alcohol and drug treatment program
  • License suspension up to 18 months

If You've Been Charged With A DUI, You Have Options

Our seasoned lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of Pennsylvania DUI laws. We have experience in courts throughout the state, and we utilize our knowledge and courtroom know-how to help you avoid incarceration.

A thorough understanding of the law can minimize the risk and penalties you face when you've been charged with drunk driving. Some of the issues we will investigate include:

  • Was there reasonable suspicion for a DUI stop?
  • Were field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests administered properly?
  • Was evidence obtained legally?

Call Us When You Are Ready To Regain Control

We will explain each step of the process to you and answer the many questions that will arise. If you are ready to take back control of your situation, call our Camp Hill firm at 717-836-0774. We are also available online. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your case.