Berks County DUI Accidents

In Pennsylvania, when a drunk driver operates a vehicle with a high rate of alcohol (a blood alcohol concentration of .16 or higher) and causes bodily injury, vehicle damage, or property damage, the following penalties apply:

  • First-time offender – Mandatory minimum prison term of not less than 48 hours; a fine of between $500 and $5,000; attendance at an alcohol highway safety school; and compliance with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed by the sentencing judge, including up to 150 hours of community service.
  • Second-time offender – Mandatory minimum prison term of at least 30 days; a fine of between $750 and $5,000; attendance at an alcohol highway safety school; and compliance with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed by the sentencing judge, including up to 150 hours of community service.
  • Third-time offender – Mandatory minimum prison term of at least 90 days; a fine of between $1,500 and $10,000; and must comply with all drug and alcohol treatment imposed by the sentencing judge; and compliance with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed by the sentencing judge, including up to 150 hours of community service.
  • Fourth or subsequent violations – Mandatory minimum prison term of at least one year; a fine between $1,500 and $10,000; and must comply with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed by the sentencing judge; and compliance with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed by the sentencing judge, including up to 150 hours of community service.

Facing DUI Charges? We Can Help

If you were charged with DUI after you were involved in an automobile accident in which someone suffered injuries, you will need the help of an experienced, aggressive DUI accident defense attorney.  Steven Kellis has been defending Berks County clients against such charges for more than two decades, and his experience will be extremely valuable to you too. Contact the law office of Steven Kellis to schedule your free initial case evaluation today.