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- A DUI conviction can result in incarceration, license suspension, heavy fines, probation, a permanent record, and increased automobile insurance rates. It is important to speak with an attorney immediately after being charged for DUI in order to protect your rights, weigh your options, and lesson the negative consequences associated with the offense.
- There are first-time offender programs available that can significantly reduce the severity of the penalties associated with a DUI if you qualify.
- The penalties associated with a second or subsequent DUI increase considerably and thus require a great deal of care. With an advocate to help you navigate through the criminal justice system, the inconvenience and cost associated with a second DUI can be drastically reduced. If you have been charged, you should be aware of you options and contact an attorney at once.
- The primary laws involved when charged with a driving under the influence offense are located in Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Chapter 38. These statutes are complex, and contain numerous cross-references. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek competent legal counsel when charged. These links are provided for your convenience only.
Title 75 Chapter 38. Driving after Imbibing Alcohol or Utilizing Drugs[i]
- 3801. Definitions.
- 3802. Driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance.
- 3803. Grading.
- 3804. Penalties.
- 3805. Ignition interlock.
- 3806. Prior offenses.
- 3807. Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition.
- 3808. Illegally operating a motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock.
- 3809. Restriction on alcoholic beverages.
- 3810. Authorized use not a defense.
- 3811. Certain arrests authorized.
- 3812. Preliminary hearing or arraignment.
- 3813. Work release.
- 3814. Drug and alcohol assessments.
- 3815. Mandatory sentencing.
- 3816. Requirements for driving under influence offenders.
- 3817. Reporting requirements for offenses.
[i] These links may not reflect the latest amendments to the law.