Mandatory Minimum Sentences For DUI Convictions (PA)

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The following are some mandatory minimum sentences for more serious violations of Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Code.  Some mandatory minimum sentences can be re-negotiated or beaten.  Recent case law has also called into question the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentencing.  It is important that you speak with a lawyer if facing any of the following criminal charges.  This list is provided for mere informational purposes.  For more information call a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney at (267) 535-9776.

Driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, DUI 

  • 60 days unless imbibing;
  • 1st offense – 90 days
  • 2nd offense – 6 months
  • 3rd offense – 2 years

Homicide by vehicle while DUI

  • 3 years
  • Consecutive 3 years for each victim

Accidents involving death or personal injury;
leaving scene of an accident.

  • Victim suffers Serious Bodily Injury  – 90 Days
  • Victim dies – 1 year imprisonment

DUI (Lowest Tier / Based on Blood Alcohol Content)

  • 1st conviction – 6 months probation
  • 2nd conviction – 5 days 
  • 3rd+ conviction – 10 days 

DUI (Middle Tier)

  • 1st conviction – 48 hours
  • 2nd conviction – 30 days
  • 3rd conviction – 90 days
  • 4th+ conviction – 1 year

DUI (Highest Tier / controlled substances)

  • 1st conviction – 72 hours
  • 2nd conviction – 90 days
  • 3rd conviction – 1 year

Remember, a mandatory minimum sentence only applies if your are found guilty.

Source: Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

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