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For DUI, how does general impairment differ from high rate?

Pennsylvanians who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence will undoubtedly be fearful and concerned as to what the future holds. Not only can there be a variety of penalties including incarceration and fines, but there can also be a driver's license suspension. People may not know that the state law has different levels of charges based on the amount of alcohol in the driver's system. This can be a vital factor in the case.

Potential consequences for a second DUI in Pennsylvania

The holidays are approaching and people in Pennsylvania are now starting to attend various holiday parties. They also will have family gatherings and other events. This can be a very festive time of year and many times these parties and gatherings serve alcohol. However, it is important to enjoy in moderation or find sober rides home because if people are caught driving drunk they could face the harsh consequences of a DUI.

Help for people facing drunk driving charges

Drunk driving charges are serious criminal charges and grow more serious as accused individuals face repeated DUI charges. Because of the potentially harsh penalties accused individuals are facing, it is important to know how to handle DUI charges when facing them and how criminal defense protections can help.

Route 188 crash caused by multiple DUI offender

On June 11th, 2019 at approximately 3:40 p.m., a car crash took place on Route 188 in Unityville. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital with injuries. The at-fault party turned himself into police on Thursday, August 22nd for sentencing. He is a 62-year-old male who already has three previous DUI convictions. In addition to alcohol, he was also found to have marijuana in his system.

Three categories of DUI penalties

Most drivers are, or should be, aware of the so-called legal limit. Under Pennsylvania law, and the law of every other state, it is illegal for drivers over age 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Police who detain a driver can administer a BAC test. Drivers consent to these tests in advance, when they receive a driver's license. Any driver found to have a BAC of 0.08% BAC is said to have committed DUI per se. However, there is a lot more to the way Pennsylvania DUI law treats BAC.

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