Month: April 2018

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How Long Does a DUI in Pennsylvania Stay on My Record?

Being charged with driving under the influence in Pennsylvania can potentially ruin your life. It will show up on any background check for loan approvals, rental agreements and job searches. You may not be able to drive for a while, and you may be forced to install an ignition interlock device into your car. The worst news is that DUI’s almost never come off your record.

In Pennsylvania, a DUI conviction will almost always stay on your record forever. No matter where you go in the United States, your DUI will follow you, thanks to the National Driving Registry. This system notifies any department of driver services that you have a suspended license and/or that you have a DUI on your record. Dealing with this hassle is just one of the many consequences of drunk driving. However, it may be possible to have your conviction stricken from your record.

Pennsylvania’s DUI Punishments

Getting a DUI for the first time in Pennsylvania carries much less severe consequences than it does in other states.Read More

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Penalties for 1st, 2nd and 3rd DUI in Pennsylvania

Everyone can make mistakes, but in the eyes of the law, driving under the influence cannot be dismissed with a simple slap on the wrist. Therefore, many states, including Pennsylvania, have come up with harsh ways to punish those convicted of DUI. These states hope that their harsh punishments will deter others from making the same decisions.

While the punishments for a first offense can be deemed somewhat extreme, the laws for subsequent convictions give more severe consequences. These laws are in place to keep people from becoming repeat offenders.

While these laws are meant to protect people, they can be exercised overzealously by prosecutors and judges. Certain people, some who are facing unfair charges or did not receive due process, may be treated in the same manner as those who have clearly committed an infraction. No matter the reason for your arrest, you have the right to hire an experienced Pennsylvania DUI attorney to defend your rights.Read More