The legal consequences for repeatedly driving under the influence in Pennsylvania have become much more severe under a recent new law, which establishes the state’s first felony for DUI.
It applies when someone has been charged with a third offense in a decade with at least twice the legal limit for alcohol, or to any fourth-time offender.
The new law mandates longer jail time for those who unintentionally cause someone’s death because of a repeat DUI violation.
The stiffer penalties include increased fines and penalties for driving under the influence on a license suspended due to a DUI conviction.
Spivak Law Firm handles all areas of criminal defense, including DUI, domestic-violence defense, PFA violations, and criminal-record expungements. We routinely handle preliminary hearings and summary trials.
Charged with a crime? Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.