DUI State Laws: Pennsylvania

Arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania? Don't fight your charges alone!


A Pennsylvania DUI can impact the rest of your life. Even one conviction can affect your ability to find and keep a job, increase your insurance rates and cost you thousands of dollars in fines and fees.

But you may be able to fight your DUI charges. A Pennsylvania DUI lawyer can answer questions about your case and state laws. A lawyer can help you get the information you need to make important decisions that will have long-term effects on your life.

Don't face these big decisions alone. Protect your future with the help of a DUI attorney.

To speak with a Pennsylvania DUI attorney near you today, fill out the form on this page or call 877-349-1311 for a free case evaluation.

Pennsylvania DUI penalties are stout. A conviction will mean fines and enrollment in traffic and alcohol programs. Multiple DUI convictions may lead to installation of ignition interlock devices. Refusing a breath test can mean loss of driver's license for one year.

Pennsylvania DUI Penalties

First DUI Conviction (BAC between .08 and .1)

  • Up to 6 months of probation
  • $300 fine
  • Attendance at alcohol highway safety school
  • Potential enrollment in alcohol/drug treatment program

Second DUI Conviction (BAC between .08 and .1)

  • 1-year suspend license
  • 5 days-6 months in jail
  • $300-2,500 fine
  • Attendance at alcohol highway safety school
  • Potential enrollment in alcohol/drug treatment program
  • 1-year ignition interlock installation

Third DUI Conviction (BAC between .08 and .1)

  • 1-year suspend license
  • 10 days-2 years in jail
  • $500-5,000 fine
  • Potential enrollment in alcohol/drug treatment program
  • 1-year ignition interlock installation

Breath Test Refusal Penalties:

  • First offense: One-year driver's license suspension
  • Second offense: 18-month driver's license suspension

Get Help from a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney

A DUI attorney could answer your questions about Pennsylvania DUI laws or your specific DUI case. To speak with a DUI lawyer near you today, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.

Note: Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a local DUI lawyer in the state.

The Pennsylvania DUI penalty list is by no means all-inclusive. DUI penalties may vary based on a variety of factors, including your prior driving record.

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