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DUI Charges in Pennsylvania

Are you facing charges for drunk driving? Whether a DUI arrest came from a mistake in judgment or a wrongful accusation, it is a matter that should be taken seriously. In Pennsylvania, DUI charges are split into three categories based on the driver's blood alcohol concentration:

  • General Impairment: BAC of .08% to .099%
  • High BAC: BAC of .10% to .159%
  • Highest BAC: BAC of .16% or higher

At Foreman & Caraciolo, PC, we are aggressive and responsive attorneys who work hard to help you achieve positive results after a DUI arrest. Our Harrisburg, PA DUI lawyers have in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania DUI law. In fact, our firm edited a book on Pennsylvania DUI law that is used by courts across the state.

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence, do not hesitate to contact our Harrisburg, PA DUI attorneys. Get a FREE case evaluation!

DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania

Under Pennsylvania law, the penalties associated with a DUI conviction are based upon a variety of factors such as:

  • The driver's age
  • Whether the driver has previous offenses
  • The driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC)

If you have been arrested for a General Impairment DUI you could face penalties that include:

First Offense DUI:

  • Up to 6-months of probation
  • Up to $300 in fines
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School

Second Offense DUI:

  • Up to 6-months in jail
  • Suspended License for 1-year
  • Up to $2,500 in fines
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device for 1-year

Third Offense DUI:

  • Up to 2-years in prison
  • Suspended License for 1-year
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device for 1-year

A Second Chance for First-Time Offenders

Sometimes, first-time DUI offenders can take advantage of a second chance — special programs, like Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), to avoid having a conviction on their records.

As experienced attorneys, we have in-depth knowledge of the options available to people accused of drunk driving. Our skilled DUI lawyers in Harrisburg, PA work hard to make sure our clients understand their options so they can achieve positive results.

DUI License Suspension

Most people need their driver’s license in order to earn a living but if you choose to drive after your license has been suspended, you could face even harsher penalties and fines. Losing your driver’s license after a DUI can have a serious impact on your life, but many law firms do not address the administrative measures necessary to save your driver’s license.

At Foreman & Caraciolo, PC, we handle administrative matters with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) with the goal of protecting your license or minimizing any suspension and the impact on your life!

In some situations, we can help you get an occupationally limited driver’s license that will allow you to drive to and from work. We can also defend you if you have already been cited for driving after your license was suspended.

Begin Building Your DUI Defense Today

DUI law is always changing. From new ways to challenge law enforcement’s field sobriety tests, to contesting the constitutionality of Breathalyzer tests, to statutory changes for “driving while imbibing”, we keep up with the latest developments in the DUI statutes and the latest research and defense strategies in order to give our clients an opportunity to successfully contest their charges.

Since the opening of our firm nearly 70 years ago, our goal has been to achieve positive results for our clients. Foreman & Caraciolo, PC is here to represent your rights and protect your best interests. Do not give up your freedom!

After a DUI arrest, contact us at (717) 208-8359 to speak with a Harrisburg, PA DUI lawyer at our firm.

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Super lawyers rising star 2013
  • NORML
  • Pennsylvania Association of criminal defense lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Why Choose Foreman & Caraciolo, PC?

  • We have a previous district attorney on our legal team.
  • Our firm has proudly served the area since 1950.
  • We handle a full range of legal matters, from criminal
    and DUI cases to complex family law matters.
  • We are committed to maintaining accessibility and
    frequent lines of communication with our clients.
  • Our office is conveniently located across from the
    Dauphin County Courthouse. Come visit us anytime.