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General Impairment, High BAC and Highest BAC Penalties

Pennsylvania DUI Impairment Charts

The following charts show the penalties for each of the BAC categories:

General Impairment penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC)

No prior DUI offenses
  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • up to 6 months probation
  • $300 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
1 prior DUI offense
  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month license suspension
  • 5 days to 6 months jail time
  • $300 to $2,500 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
2 or more prior DUI offenses
  • 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • 12 month license suspension
  • 10 days to 2 years prison
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

 

High BAC penalties (.10 to .159% BAC)

No prior DUI offenses
  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month license suspension
  • 48 hours to 6 months prison
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
1 prior DUI offense
  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month suspension
  • 30 days to 6 months prison
  • $750 to $5,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
2 or more prior DUI offenses
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 90 days to 5 years prison
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
3 or more prior DUI offenses
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 1 to 5 years prison
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

 

Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance

No prior DUI offenses
  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month license suspension
  • 72 hours to 6 months prison
  • $1,000 to $5,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
1 prior DUI offense
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 90 days to 5 years prison
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
2 or more prior DUI offenses
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 1 to 5 years prison
  • $2,500 to $10,000
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

 

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Geoffrey S. McInroy has been serving the legal needs of his clients in Central Pennsylvania as a criminal lawyer for more than thirteen years with extensive knowledge and experience in trial litigation in both state and federal courts.

All information on this page is pulled directly from and attributed to the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles: http://bit.ly/paduilaw