"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" began this weekend and continues until Labor Day with roving DUI patrols and DUI Checkpoints throughout Central PA. It has been reported that sobriety checkpoints will specifically target Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Going to Celebrate? Designate.
Labor Day is one of several holidays where many people get a day off work and celebrate. This celebration can include anything from a small, family picnic to a full-blown keg party. Regardless of the size or complexity of your celebration, remember this: If you are going to celebrate with a few (or more) adult beverages, designate a sober driver.
DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania
The consequences for Driving Under the Influence in PA are significant.
The penalties a person can face will depend upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: number of prior DUI convictions; Blood Alcohol Content (BAC); whether the person was under the influence of drugs; whether the person refused to consent to a blood test; whether the person is a minor (under 21); and, whether an accident occurred.
More specifically, a person convicted or found guilty of DUI can face a mandatory minimum jail sentence ranging from 2 days to 1 year (depending on the circumstances of the case), a lengthy period of probation or parole, a suspension of their driver's license, and substantial fines plus court costs. However, some people who have not previously been convicted of DUI or any other crime may be eligible for a diversionary program called ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program), which can reduce the period of license suspension and eliminate jail time.
Charged with DUI?
If you have been accused of DUI in Central or South Central PA, Shawn Curry Law can help. Harrisburg DUI Defense Attorney Shawn Curry has helped people accused of a drunk driving throughout Pennsylvania including, but not limited to: Gettysburg, Adams County; Hershey, Dauphin County; Red Lion, York County; Newport, Perry County; Lewistown, Mifflin County; and Mifflintown, Juniata County.
When you are charged with a DUI offense, you need to protect yourself against the life-altering penalties you face. Having an experienced PA DUI Defense Lawyer can make all the difference.
Harrisburg DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Adams County, PA
In anticipation of Labor Day, we encourage everyone to: Think Before You Drink and Designate a Sober Driver.
However, we also understand that sometimes life happens. If life has happened to you and resulted in Driving Under the Influence charges, contact us immediately for a free phone consultation.