DUI LAWS IN PA: Penalty Chart

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This chart shows the penalties for driving under the influence in PA.

BAC Level No prior DUI Conviction 2nd Conviction (in 10 years) 3rd Conviction (in 10 years)
(General)

.08 to .099%

or

Incapable of Safe Driving

  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • up to 6 months probation
  • $300 fine
  • highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • ARD No loss of License
  • misdemeanor
  • 1 year license suspension
  • 5 days to 6 months jail
  • $300 to $2,500 fine
  • highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
  • 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • 1 year license suspension
  • 10 days to 2 years prison
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
(High)

.10 to .159%

or

Accident w/ Injury

Property Damage

Minors w/ .02 BAC

CDL Drivers w/ .04 BAC

School Drivers w/ .04 BAC

  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month license suspension
  • 48 hours to 6 months prison
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • ARD 30 day License Loss
  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month suspension
  • 30 days to 6 months prison
  • $750 to $5,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 90 days to 5 years prison
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
(Highest)

.16% or greater

or

Chemical Test Refusal

Drugs

  • ungraded misdemeanor
  • 12 month license suspension
  • 72 hours to 6 months prison
  • $1,000 to $5,000 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • ARD 60 day License Loss
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 90 days to 5 years prison
  • $1,500 to $10,00 fine
  • alcohol highway safety school
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 month license suspension
  • 1 to 5 years prison
  • $2,500 to $10,000
  • treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock
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