Month: December 2020

The Difference Between Felony and Misdemeanor DUIs

Pennsylvania used to have some of the most lenient DUI laws in the country, but recent legislation in the Keystone State changed everything. Now, Pennsylvania has comparatively strict DUI laws, especially for repeat offenders. This makes it all the more important to know the difference between felony and misdemeanor charges. 

difference between felony and misdemeanorMost drunk driving arrests result in misdemeanor charges, but the implementation of recently-passed laws has led to harsher penalties and more felony charges in the state.

The most obvious difference between the two is that felonies carry stricter penalties than misdemeanors. Among other things, drunk drivers now have lengthier sentences, higher fines, and elevated penalties for vehicular homicide.

Misdemeanor or felony, handling these charges takes an experienced DUI attorney in Pennsylvania. Steven E. Kellis, Esq. is an award-winning DUI defense attorney who will work toward having your charges dismissed or reduced through a plea bargain. 

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