Montgomery County DUI Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012, 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, nearly one-third or 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. One out of every three drivers with BAC levels of 0.08 % or higher who were involved in fatal crashes that year were between 21 and 24 years of age, 27 percent were ages 25 to 34, and nearly one-fourth were in the age group of 35 to 44.

Potential Penalties for DUI Accidents

When a drunk driver operates a vehicle with a high rate of alcohol (a BAC of at least .10) and causes bodily injury, vehicle damage, or property damage in Montgomery County, the following penalties typically apply:

  • First-time offender – mandatory minimum imprisonment of 48 hours; a fine of $500 up to $5,000; mandatory 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 imprisonment of 30 days; a fine of $750 up to $5,000; mandatory attendance at an alcohol highway safety school; 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 imprisonment of 90 days; a fine of $1,500 up to $10,000; compliance with all drug and alcohol treatment imposed by the sentencing judge, including up to 150 hours of community service.
  • Fourth or subsequent violation – at least one year of imprisonment; a fine of $1,500 up to $10,000; compliance with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed by the sentencing judge, including up to 150 hours of community service.

Contact Our Pennsylvania DUI Accident Law Firm

If you were charged with DUI and also caused an accident resulting in injuries, Steven Kellis will provide you with skilled legal representation and work to get your charges reduced or dropped entirely. Please contact the law office of Steven Kellis today for a free consultation.