got new dui very close to 10 years after my first one.
Act 2014-189 which became effective December 26, 2014 says in pertinent part "the calculation of prior offenses for purposes of sections.... 3804 (relating to penalties) shall include any conviction, whether or not judgement of sentence has been imposed for the violation, adjudication of delinquency, juvenile consent decree, acceptance of Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or other form of preliminary disposition within ten years before THE SENTENCING ON THE PRESENT VIOLATION..." The plain wording of the amendment now makes the sentencing date on the current charge of critical significance. I have to disagree with my colleagues who suggest otherwise. The Pa Superior Court has yet to decide this issue in a reported opinion---stay tuned.See question
So I had to get to work and recently had my license suspended. Got caught driving and this was the first offense for this I ever had.. Am I looking at jail time here or just a fine? I figured it would be more time added to my license suspension ...
if your driver record reflects no prior 1543a violations in your lifetime, then the maximum penalty is $200 and a 1 year term license suspension. You should consult an attorney nonetheless if you value your drivers license.See question
This afternoon, I was going west on I-76 at 80pmh in a 70mph zone. It was in an area with four lanes, and there were no cars for a good half a mile in front of me or behind me, with the exception of one truck. The weather was sunny, the lighting w...
This violation as written will not appear on your driver record as a class c license holder---it is unlikely, therefore that your insurance company will pick up on this.See question
I got a D.U.I. in Pa. Will they send me back if not can i get a Colorado drivers license
The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code requires that PennDOT suspend the driving privilege of any person who has failed to respond to a summons requiring an appearance before an issuing authority or a court of competent jurisdiction for any vehicle code violation other than parking. Most states will search the National Driver Registry before issuing a license to a new resident. An indefinite suspension from Pa would likely prohibit Colorado from issuing a license. Even if a Pa prosecutor decides not to pursue extradition, your driver's license issue will never be resolved.See question
I am trying to get help but having a hard time getting into a rehab due to insurance...
Some counties offer a specialized DUI court program which emphasizes rehabilitation instead of a full year in prison. Before you plead guilty meet with an attorney in your area who is familiar with all of the alternative sentencing options. Also, in some instances, you may be eligible to credit inpatient rehab time against any applicable mandatory jail sentence.See question
In Pa, how many points is it for speeding 18mph over limit and how does the removal of points work?
18 mph over written under 3362 maximum speed limits is 4 points if you hold a Pennsylvania driver's license. For every 12 months you remain point free, based upon the date of the ticket, 3 points will drop off.See question
I was holding an ice tea they didn't breathalyze me. She also never asked if I was drinking. Surprisingly I actually was not drinking or in possession.
Did the officer confiscate your drink? If she did and she testifies that it contained an alcoholic beverage you may have a problem. If it was only ice tea, you made no admissions, and there are no witnesses to testify that you possessed an alcoholic beverage or were exhibiting signs of intoxication you should be found not guilty.See question
Someone I know has gotten 2 DUIs in the past in the state of PA and just recently made a stupid decision and got pulled over in NJ for a DWI, my question is would this count as a 3rd offense in PA? Or just the 1 offense in NJ. Thank you so much i...
I'm not sure how the New Jersey courts will treat the recent arrest, however, PennDOT will be notified if there is a conviction and the pa driving privilege will be suspended. If this is a 3rd DUI within 5 years based upon the offense dates, the motorist will be revoked for 5 years as a habitual offenderSee question
i was pulled over in Red Hill .PA.... the cops have issues me with some ticket's and I was wondering what the tickets mean and if any are felony's and will i go to jail I'm also on felony drug court for a foraged instrument and felony probation fo...
The violations you described in Pennsylvania are a combination of misdemeanor and summary offenses. whether you are facing jail time would depend on the number of prior driving under suspension convictions in Pa in conjunction with your prior record score points (if any).See question
If you where pulled over and got citied for speeding, and you disagree with the speed that is stated you where doing what can you do? If you plead not guilty and get a hearing what will they need to be found guilty?
In Pennsylvania, the requirements for proving a a speeding violation depend on the type of speed timing equipment used to time the motorist. You should consult an attorney to review the individual requirements in your particular case. If the officer is not properly prepared for the hearing, an experienced attorney can assist you in being found not guilty.See question