In Pennsylvania, people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol face serious penalties upon conviction, even if it’s their first offense. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 percent, and some individuals may test over that limit after having just a couple drinks.
The following are the standard penalties for DUI in Pennsylvania:
If you get pulled over on suspicion of DUI, a law enforcement officer may ask you to undergo a chemical test to determine your BAC. Refusing to take this test could result in a one-year license suspension on the first offense, with longer suspension periods in place if you have refused a test more than once in the past 10 years.
As you can see, there are some serious consequences for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania. To protect your constitutional rights, work with an experienced Pittsburgh DUI defense lawyer at Feldstein Grinberg Lang & McKee, P.C.