Defending A Second DUI Charge In Indiana County
Facing criminal charges for a second DUI can be an eye-opening experience. For second and third DUI convictions in Pennsylvania, the penalties increase substantially. An ignition interlock device, license suspension and jail time are all likely penalties for convictions. I founded Robert S. Muir, Attorney at Law, in 1991 to help those accused of crimes like multiple DUI charges in Indiana County. My name is Robert Muir, and I fight to make sure that my clients’ rights and freedoms are protected to the best of my ability.
Pennsylvania Criminal Law: Penalties For A Subsequent DUI Conviction
Being convicted of a second DUI charge will earn you the title of a repeat DUI offender. As a second-time DUI offender, your charges and potential penalties will depend on your blood alcohol content (BAC) and the facts and circumstances of your arrest and case. However, typically, as a repeat DUI offender, you can expect:
- Mandatory minimum jail time and fines
- Suspension of your driver’s license and driving privileges
- Required attendance at Alcohol Highway Safety School
- Installation of an ignition interlock device for 12 months
You will also most likely be required to undergo an alcohol and substance use assessment. Any recommendations made by this assessment can and will be required to be completed as part of your second DUI sentencing.
Repeat DUI Offenders And Deana’s Law
Deana’s law was inspired by Deana Eckman, who was fatally killed by a drunk driver who had five prior DUI convictions. Under Deana’s law, anyone who is convicted of more than two DUI charges can face increased felony charges and penalties. As a criminal defense attorney, I represent clients who are facing criminal charges for subsequent DUI crimes. I offer compassionate advice and a strong voice for those who are facing possible second DUI convictions.
Charged With A Second DUI? Contact A Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer
I offer prospective clients a free, initial consultation so that I can answer their questions and explain more about how I can help them with their specific cases. To schedule your free appointment, contact my office by sending an inquiry through my online form or by calling 724-471-6457.