Pennsylvania DUI Laws
75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802
As a DUI attorney in Pittsburgh, Rob Goehring is familiar with the DUI statute. Some of the major points of the Pennsylvania DUI are summarized as follows:
With the passage of the new D.U.I. law there are now three BAC categories: .General Impairment - .08 to .099 , High Rate of Impairment - .10 - .159 and Highest Rate of Impairment - .16 and above. Additionally, it is possible to receive a D.U.I. if you are under the influence of a controlled substance. With regard to minors operating a vehicle with alcohol in their system, the legal limit is .02.
In Pennsylvania the penalties become more severe the higher your blood-alcohol level is and also with each subsequent offense.
Under Pennsylvania law a driver of a vehicle may be asked by a police officer to submit to a blood test or to use a breathalyzer. If the driver refuses to take either of these tests, the driver fails to comply with either request then there is a mandatory one-year license suspension.
For some, the most severe consequence of being convicted of a D.U.I. in Pennsylvania is the loss of their driving privileges.
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