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What an accused individual is facing when charged with a DUI

It is important not to take drunk driving charges lightly because they are serious criminal charges that can carry serious potential penalties and consequences for accused individuals. Individuals accused of driving while impaired are facing potential criminal penalties, administrative consequences and the detrimental personal impact of DUI charges.

The importance of a criminal defense strategy for DUI charges

Knowing how to defend against drunk driving charges can be one of the most important things an accused individual can do. Legal protections against DUI charges can help accused individuals safeguard their freedom and future when they have been accused of a drunk driving offense.

What are the defenses to drunk driving?

It is important for people who have been accused of drunk driving to know that they have the right to a defense, and to be familiar with the defense strategies that are available. Drunk driving charges can result in criminal penalties and administration consequences which is why accused individuals should always be familiar with DUI defenses.

What are potential DUI penalties?

Drunk driving charges are serious criminal charges that can carry potential serious penalties and consequences that can have a lifetime impact on accused individuals. What are these potential penalties and consequences and what can accused individuals do when they are facing them? It is important for accused individuals to have answers to their questions.

How would Bill 961 change Pennsylvania's DUI laws?

The proposed legislation, Pennsylvania Senate Bill 961, would serve to increase penalties associated with repeat DUI offenses if it becomes law. It would also increase penalties for people who kill or injure others while driving. As of last reports, the law passed the Pennsylvania State Senate last April with a near-unanimous vote of 45-4. Now it's with the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee.

Get to know the DUI penalty system in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania used to have a legal limit on blood alcohol concentration of .10, but it was reduced by Act 24 to .08 percent like the federal law. General impairment is considered any BAC between .08 and .099 percent. High BAC in Pennsylvania is .10 to .159 percent. Highest BAC, which is the third category for a DUI, is any BAC of .16 or higher.

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