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Drunk Driving Second Time Offense in Pennsylvania

JAIL: Punishment by imprisonment for at least 90 days in county jail, but not more than 5 years.

FINE: Fine of at least $300, but not more than $1,500.

DRIVERS LICENSE: The person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended for one and one half (1 ½) years, depending on the BAC.

IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE: The court will require that a person convicted of a second offense violation of to install a certified ignition interlock device on any vehicle that the person owns or operates and prohibit that person from operating a motor vehicle unless that vehicle is equipped with a functioning, certified ignition interlock device.

Mandatory Sentencing for Second Offense DUIs

BAC .08% to .099%. This is an ungraded misdemeanor with a mandatory 5 days imprisonment to 6 month maximum jail sentence and a $300.00 to $2,500.00 fine. The license suspension is for 12 months. Required CRN, AHSS, D&A and Ignition Interlock for 12 months.

BAC .10% to .159%. This is ungraded misdemeanor with a mandatory 30 days imprisonment to 6 month maximum jail sentence and a $750.00 to $5,000.00 fine. The license suspension is for 12 months. Required CRN, AHSS, D&A and Ignition Interlock for 12 months. House arrest or work release at the disretion of sentencing judge.

BAC .16% or higher or a refusal. This is graded as a misdemeanor of the First Degree with a mandatory 90 days imprisonment 5 year maximum jail sentence and a $ 1,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine. The license suspension is for 18 months. Required CRN, AHSS, D&A and Ignition Interlock for 12 months. House arrest or work release.

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