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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in Lehigh County Pennsylvania

Driving Under the Influence of alcohol falls under section 3802 of the Motor Vehicle Code. The penalties for DUI in Pennsylvania include mandatory jail time and suspension of your driver's license. There are three tiers of DUI in Pennsylvania, with penalties as described below:

1st Offense in 10 years

DUI - General Impairment (.08% - .099% BAC)

  • Incapable of Safe Driving
  • No BAC Available
  • No injury or damage

Penalties:

  • Ungraded Misdemeanor
  • Mandatory 6 months Probation
  • Fine - $300
  • No License Suspension
  • AHSS
  • CRN Evaluation
  • Full D&A Assessment if Indicated by CRN

DUI - High Rate of Alcohol (.10% -  .159% BAC)

  • Incapable of safe driving with injury
  • Minors .02% or greater BAC
  • Commercial .04% or greater BAC
  • School .02% or greater BAC
  • Commercial/school incapable of safe driving

Penalties:

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Jail: 48 hours - 6 months
  • Fine: $500 - $5,000
  • 1 year license suspension
  • AHSS
  • CRN Evaluation
  • Full D&A Assessment if indicated by CRN

DUI - Highest Rate of Alcohol (.16% and higher BAC) and Controlled Substances

Penalties:

  • Ungraded Misdemeanor
  • Jail 72 hours - 6 months
  • Fine - $1,000 - $5,000
  • 1 year license suspension
  • AHSS
  • CRN Evaluation
  • Full D&A Assessment

2nd Offense in 10 years

DUI - General Impairment (.08% - .099% BAC)

  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • Jail 5 days - 6 months
  • Fine - $300 - $2,500
  • 1 year license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  •  AHSS
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

DUI - High Rate of Alcohol (.10% -  .159% BAC)

  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • Jail 30 days - 6 mos.
  • Fine - $750 - $5,000
  •  1 year license suspension
  •  1 year Ignition Interlock
  • AHSS
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

DUI - Highest Rate of Alcohol (.16% and higher BAC) and Controlled Substances

  • Misdemeanor 1
  • Jail 90 days - 5 years
  • Fine - $1,500 - $10,000
  • 18 months license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  • AHSS
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

3rd and Subsequent Offenses in 10 years

DUI - General Impairment (.08% - .099% BAC)

  • Misdemeanor 2
  • Jail 10 days - 2 years
  • Fine - $500 - $5,000
  • 1 year license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

DUI - High Rate of Alcohol (.10% -  .159% BAC)

  • Misdemeanor 1
  • Jail 90 days - 5 year
  • Fine - $1,500 - $10,000
  • 18 months license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

DUI - Highest Rate of Alcohol (.16% and higher BAC) and Controlled Substances

  • Misdemeanor 1
  • Jail 1 - 5 years
  • Fine - $2,500 - $10,000
  • 18 months license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment and compliance

4th and Subsequent Offenses in 10 years

DUI - General Impairment (.08% - .099% BAC)

  • Misdemeanor 2
  • Jail 10 days - 2 years
  • Fine - $500 - $5,000
  • 1 year license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

DUI - High Rate of Alcohol (.10% -  .159% BAC)

  • Misdemeanor 1
  • Jail 1 - 5 years
  • Fine - $1,500 - $10,000
  • 18 months license suspension
  • 1 year Ignition Interlock
  • CRN evaluation
  • full D&A assessment

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