DUI Law and Penalties

BAC (%)1st Offense2nd Offense13rd Offense4th & Subseq. Offense

0.08 - 0.0992

3802 (a) General Impairment Incapable of Safe Driving

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 6 months max. probation
  • $300 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • No license suspension
  • NO JAIL
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 6 months max. probation
  • 5 days to 6 months jail
  • $300 to $2,500 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • One-year license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 2nd degree
  • 10 days to 2 years' jail
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • One-year license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 2nd degree
  • 10 days to 2 years jail
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • One-year license suspension

0.100 - 0.1592

3802 (b) High Rate of Alcohol

0.02

3802 (e) Minors

0.04

CDL drivers

0.02

School Bus

3802 (f) Accidents With Injury or Damage

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 6 months max. imprisonment
  • 48 hours to 6 months jail
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • ARD — 30 days' license suspension
  • Accident ARD — 60 days' license suspension
  • Conviction — One-year license suspension
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 6 months max. imprisonment
  • 30 days to 6 months jail
  • $750 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • One-year license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 1st degree
  • 90 days to 5 years jail
  • No less than $2,500 fine
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • 18-month license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 1st degree
  • 1 to 5 years jail
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • 18-months license suspension

0.160 or higher2

3802 (c) Highest Rate of Alcohol Controlled Substances

3802 (d) Incapacity Refusal of Chemical Testing

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 6 months max. imprisonment
  • 72 hours to 6 months jail
  • $1,000 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Hwy. School
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • ARD — 60 days' license suspension
  • Accident ARD — 60 days' license suspension
  • Conviction — One- year license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 1st degree
  • 90 days to 5 years jail
  • No less than $1,500 fine
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • 18-month license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 1st degree
  • 90 days to 5 years jail
  • No less than $2,500 fine
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • 18- month license suspension
  • Misdemeanor 1st degree
  • 1 to 5 years jail
  • No less than $2,500 fine
  • D&A Assessment
  • Mandatory sentencing3
  • 18- month license suspension

1Mandatory Ignition Interlock System of one year for second or subsequent offenses [75 Pa.C.S. 7002(b)].

2Within two hours after operation. An exception to the two-hour rules exist at 75 Pa.C.S. 3802(g)

3Mandatory sentencing provisions include county supervision, parole, treatment, enforcement, fees and other provisions