Pennsylvania DUI Penalties

General Impairment Penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) : 1 Prior Offense
General Impairment Penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) : 2 or More Prior Offenses
General Impairment Penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) : No Prior Offenses
High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : 1 Prior Offense
High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : 2 or More Prior Offenses
High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : 3 or More Prior Offenses
High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : No Prior Offenses
Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance : 1 Prior Offense
Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance : 2 or More Prior Offenses
Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance : No Prior Offenses

General Impairment Penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) : 1 Prior Offense

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Twelve-month license suspension
  • Five days to six months in prison
  • $300-$2,500 fine
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

General Impairment Penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) : 2 or More Prior Offenses

  • Second-degree misdemeanor
  • Twelve-month license suspension
  • Ten days to two years prison
  • $500-$5,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

General Impairment Penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC) : No Prior Offenses

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Up to six months probation
  • $300 fine
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Treatment when ordered

High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : 1 Prior Offense

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Twelve-month license suspension
  • Thirty days to six months in prison
  • $750-$5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : 2 or More Prior Offenses

  • First-degree misdemeanor
  • Eighteen-month license suspension
  • Ninety days to five years in prison
  • $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : 3 or More Prior Offenses

  • First-degree misdemeanor
  • Eighteen-month license suspension
  • One to five years in prison
  • $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159% BAC) : No Prior Offenses

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Twelve-month license suspension
  • Forty-eight hours to six months in prison
  • $500-$5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Treatment when ordered

Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance : 1 Prior Offense

  • First-degree misdemeanor
  • Eighteen-month license suspension
  • Ninety days to five years in prison
  • $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance : 2 or More Prior Offenses

  • First-degree misdemeanor
  • Eighteen-month license suspension
  • One to five years prison
  • $2,500-$10,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • One year ignition interlock

Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance : No Prior Offenses

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Twelve-month license suspension
  • Seventy-two hours to six months in prison
  • $1,000-$5,000 fine
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School
  • Treatment when ordered