DUI Punishments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

We know that receiving a Pennsylvania or New Jersey DUI charge can be a stressful experience. The potential damage a DUI can do to your record and reputation is a risk that must be taken seriously.  Punishment for such an offense has become more strict, including license suspension, jail time, community service, countless fees, and potential ignition lock.

The Stop

If you are driving under the influence, there is a potential to be stopped by law enforcement, whether you commit a traffic offense or there is a check point. If the officers suspect you are under the influence, they will run through several tests including the breathalyzer. If you are deemed to be over the legal blood alcohol content (BAC), you will be arrested and taken to a hospital for chemical testing. If you refuse any breath or chemical tests, there is a mandatory 12 month license suspension.

ARD Program

But there are options, including Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). ARD is designed to give first time offenders a second chance by reducing punishments.

Guidance, Expertise, and Results Oriented

If you have been stopped and charged with either a Pennsylvania or New Jersey DUI, act quickly to protect your driving privileges and begin planning your defense.

A Pennsylvania or New Jersey DUI charge is a criminal offense with unique criminal proceedings and regulations. The most important weapon you have in fighting a DUI charge is an experienced lawyer. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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