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Aggressive Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Help You Fight Second, Third, or More DUI Charges in Erie County, PA
Not your first DUI? Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania is challenging enough. You face fines, loss of your license, possible jail time, other penalties, and what the law calls “collateral consequences.” Worse yet, being convicted of a second or third (or more) DUI charge means that you will face even more severe penalties in Pennsylvania, sometimes called “sentencing enhancements.”
You shouldn’t give up, and neither will we. An experienced DUI defense lawyer may be able to identify issues in a second or third DUI that can help you defeat, or at least minimize, such harsh penalties. At the Erie, Pennsylvania law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., we understand the issues and complications that arise from previous DUI convictions. We will explain your options and then work hard to obtain the best result possible for you.
Consequences of Second, Third, or More DUI Convictions in Pennsylvania
What happens when you have an earlier DUI conviction depends upon a number of factors. How long ago did earlier DUI convictions occur? What was your BAC? Did the DUI cause injury to anyone or result in property damage? These and other factors affect the mandatory minimum prison sentence, the statutory maximum sentence, and the length of a driver’s license suspension.
A second or subsequent DUI conviction can result in a first degree misdemeanor with a prison sentence of up to 5 years, fines of up to $10,000, and a driver’s license suspension of up to 18 months. An even more difficult challenge for second and subsequent DUI offenders is the mandatory minimum sentence that judges must impose. The mandatory prison sentence in your DUI case could range from 48 hours in prison to one year in prison, depending upon the number of previous DUI convictions on your criminal record and the level of your BAC.
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Contact Our Erie DUI Defense Attorneys About Your Second Offense DUI Charges
If you are facing drunk driving (DUI) charges again, you deserve an Erie, Pennsylvania DUI attorney who will fight for you. Our lawyers will explain your options and what you can expect moving forward. Call Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today at (814) 580-5017, complete our easy contact form, or tell us what happened on Live Chat!