I Work To Minimize The Consequences Of A Repeat DUI

If you have been charged with a second or subsequent DUI offense, even if this is your first in Pennsylvania, the situation is very serious. The potential penalties are harsh and will depend on your blood alcohol level and the number of prior drunk driving offenses. The best thing to do is to consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney.

If you have a DUI conviction in your past, it is important to understand how that conviction affects your current situation. Specifically, the penalties for second and subsequent offenses become harsher. It is my job to find a way to minimize the consequences and avoid the maximum penalties.

What Are The Maximum Penalties Of A Repeat DUI?

  • Second general impairment offense: mandatory minimum of five days to six months in jail and a 12-month license suspension
  • Third general impairment offense: mandatory minimum of 10 days to two years in jail and a 12-month license suspension
  • Second-offense DUI in the second tier (BAC of .10 to .16): mandatory 30 days in prison, mandatory 90 days to 5 years in prison if you refused the breath test
  • Third-offense DUI in the highest tier: mandatory one year in the state penitentiary

Minors are automatically placed in the second tier. They face 30 days in jail for a second-offense DUI and up to 90 days for a third-offense DUI.

I Will Personally See You Through Your Case

I am Theodore H. Swan Jr., a DUI defense lawyer with more than 40 years of experience in criminal law. As your attorney, I will personally handle every aspect of your drinking and driving case to identify possible defenses and give you the best chance for a favorable outcome. In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, repeat offenders can check into inpatient drug and alcohol therapy. Time spent in therapy decreases the actual time in jail or prison. The courts may also allow home confinement rather than jail time, in some situations. I have a working relationship with a nonprofit referral agency that can help facilitate inpatient treatment programs.

I Will Work To Protect Your Future

I have achieved positive outcomes in a wide range of DUI/DWI cases, including a number of cases where my clients had a prior drunk driving conviction.

It is possible to fight repeat DUI charges in Montgomery and Bucks counties, but you need the help of a skilled lawyer. Call Theodore H. Swan, Jr., Attorney at Law, at 267-415-6130 or contact the firm online to get started.