Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney for DUI Charges - First Offense
DUI - First Offense (No Prior DUI Offenses within past 10 years)
General Impairment, BAC is .08 to .99. This is an ungraded misdemeanor for which a sentence of 6 months probation and a $300.00 fine is required. Required Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluation, Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS) and possible Drug and Alcohol (D&A) assessment and treatment. There is no loss of driver’s license and no jail time with this particular category.
BAC is .10 to .159. This is an ungraded misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum 48-hour jail sentence up to a possible 6 months and a $500.00 to $5,000.00 fine. Required CRN, AHSS and possible D&A. The driver’s license suspension is 12 months.
BAC is .16 or higher, refusal to give a blood or breath sample, drug-related offense. This is an ungraded misdemeanor (or misdemeanor of the First Degree for refusals) with a mandatory minimum 72-hour jail sentence up to a possible 6 months and a $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 fine. Required CRN, AHSS and mandatory full D&A. The driver’s license suspension is 12 months.
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