Do Not Take A Repeat DUI Charge Lightly

You may have been given probation or a lighter penalty after your first DUI conviction. But Pennsylvania laws are harsh when it comes to repeat DUI offenders. If you are facing your second, third or another type of repeat DUI charge, consider yourself in a serious situation. This is not the time to go without a lawyer. Having an experienced defense attorney at your side can truly make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

For over two decades, the lawyers of Miele & Rymsza, P.C., have been aggressively defending clients in the northeastern and central Pennsylvania areas. We understand that there is so much at stake when it comes to a repeat DUI charge and often it comes down to even your freedom. Reaching out to a lawyer for the first time can be stressful on top of what you are already dealing with. That is why we encourage you to reach out to a firm like ours with seasoned DUI defense counsel and a successful track record.

Potential Penalties For Repeat DUIs

Keep in mind that every situation is different. A person's past criminal record can impact a current charge. That is why it is important to know there are general guidelines as to repeat DUI penalties in Pennsylvania. To understand what is at stake for your specific situation, you need to talk to one of our lawyers.

Here are general guidelines for penalties in Pennsylvania for repeat DUIs (within last 10 years of a person's record):

  • Second DUI offense can mean a mandatory minimum of 5, 30, or 90 days in jail. The maximum penalty can be up days to five years of jail time.
  • Third DUI offense can result in a mandatory minimum up to one year and a maximum penalty up to five years of jail time.
  • Aggravated circumstances (such as causing serious bodily harm or death ) can mean a three year mandatory minimum and up to 20 years of jail time.

These guidelines mention jail time potential. There are also other considerations such as hefty fines, license suspensions, and other collateral consequences. With so much on the line, it is imperative you seek experienced DUI defense representation immediately.

Talk To Our Aggressive Defense Lawyers Today

We encourage you to act now to discuss your repeat DUI charge. You can reach our law firm by calling 570-279-4191 or toll free at 888-290-8073. You can also reach us online to schedule an appointment.