What is a DUI?

Writen by: on April 5, 2012

DUI is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The Pennsylvania Criminal Code classifies DUI offenses into five main categories. They are:

  1. General Impairment (.08 – .99%)
  2. High Rate of Alcohol (.10 – .159%)
  3. Highest Rate of Alcohol (.16 – and higher)
  4. Controlled Substances (drugs) (any amount)
  5. Minors (.02 and higher)

The type of sentence you receive as a result of a DUI conviction depends in large part on two factors: 1) Your Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) at the time of arrest, and 2) The number of prior DUI’s. You will face the following penalties with a DUI conviction:

  • Criminal conviction / criminal record
  • Jail time
  • License suspension
  • Ignition interlock
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Fines
  • Treatment

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Managing Partner and founder of Latoison Law, Enrique Latoison, Esq. represents a diverse portfolio of clientele, including individuals, families, businesses and working professionals, in all of their legal needs. You can find him on Google+ and facebook or write to him at [email protected]. Mr. Latoison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he received awards in class excellence and accolades in distinguished class performance and outstanding trial advocacy.