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Pennsylvania DUI/DWI Lawyers

David J. Shrager has been named by the American Institute of DUI Attorneys (AIDUIA) as one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the DUI defense practice area.


CHARGED WITH SECOND DUI IN PA

A second DUI arrest in Pennsylvania is a very serious offense that comes with much stiffer penalties than a first DUI in PA, if convicted.

Depending on the BAC level (blood alcohol content) a person faces a mandatory minimum of five days in jail to up to five years in prison, not to mention a possible license suspension plus thousands of dollars in fines and a criminal record.

But just because you have been arrested for a second DUI in Pennsylvania does not mean you will definitely have to go to jail.

A 2nd DUI charge is not a conviction.

Talking with an aggressive and experienced Pittsburgh DUI lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights is the first step you need to take.

It is possible for a second DUI offense to be won in court.  A strong and experienced attorney could make all the difference as to whether you receive a conviction or not.

A 2016 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may impact your DUI case – Read more about the recent Birchfield Ruling or call Attorney Shrager today for a Free Consultation.

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At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we understand that good people make mistakes and that some DUI charges and arrests may not be applicable in certain situations. We will do our absolute best to help you keep a clean record.

Attorney David J. Shrager has fought and won numerous second offense DUI cases over the years. He works with many families and individuals facing DUI convictions. Choose the DUI Attorney who will fight for your rights.

Our legal team is very understanding and treats every case as if it is our most important case — because it is. The minute you hire our legal team, you can stop worrying — we will do our absolute best to prepare your case and take an aggressive approach in defending your rights.

If you have been arrested for a DUI offense in Pennsylvania the first thing you should do is to call a Pittsburgh DUI Attorney for a free consultation.

Attorney Shrager is available his cell phone 24/7. Let him answer your questions.

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A SECOND DUI ARREST IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

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SECOND DUI WITH INJURIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

If property damages, injuries or vehicular homicide occurred as the result of a DUI conviction, you could face additional penalties from the state. In addition, the other party involved could take you to civil court for damages or other liabilities.

A Homicide by Vehicle While DUI conviction is a minimum three years in prison and up to ten years for each person whose death you were proven to cause.

PENALTIES FOR A SECOND DUI CONVICTION IN PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania DUI laws and penalties are some of the most severe in the nation.

The sentencing guidelines for a second offense DUI conviction depend on your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at the time of your arrest.

There are three tiers of impairment the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania uses to determine their punishment – general, high and highest. These are described below.

SECOND DUI – GENERAL IMPAIRMENT

BAC between .08 and .099%; No accidents or injuries; Driver over the age of 21.

  • One year license suspension
  • Up to six months in jail; Mandatory five days in jail
  • Fines ranging from $300 to $2,500
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment program
  • One year Interlock Ignition program

SECOND DUI – HIGH IMPAIRMENT

BAC between .10 and 0.159%; Or BAC between .08 and .099% with an accident or injury; Or school bus driver with BAC between 0.02% and .159%; Or commercial driver with BAC between .04 and 0.159%.

  • One year license suspension
  • Up to six months in jail; Mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail
  • Fines ranging from $750 to $5,000
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment program
  • One year Interlock Ignition program

SECOND DUI – HIGHEST IMPAIRMENT

Refusal to take a chemical test; A BAC of .16% or higher: Or drug use

  • 18 month license suspension
  • Up to five years in prison; Mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail
  • Fines ranging from $1,500 to $10,000
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment program
  • One year Interlock Ignition program
  • First degree misdemeanor conviction

The consequences of an underage DUI in PA or a third or fourth DUI in PA can be much more severe.

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A SECOND DUI ARREST IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF A SECOND DUI

A DUI conviction is a permanent mark on your record that anyone who runs a background check on you will see, including landlords, future employers, banks (if you ever plan on taking out a loan), college admission offices, and insurance companies.

In addition to the penalties imposed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania you may face other indirect penalties for a DUI conviction. These could include:

  • Increased auto insurance premiums
  • Inability to obtain auto insurance
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Difficulty finding housing
  • Difficulty getting accepted into college

In addition, a loss of a driver’s license could mean that you will not be able to get to work or pick up your children from events/school. You may have to rely on others for simple errands like going to the grocery store. You may have to make car payments on a car that is not legal for you to drive.

Protect your future by calling an experienced DUI Attorney who will fight hard for your rights. Many DUI cases can be won and result in a sharp reduction of fines and penalties.

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A SECOND DUI ARREST IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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HOW A PENNSYLVANIA DUI LAWYER CAN HELP

Our attorneys empathize with your situation and will talk plainly to you about your situation, not in complicated “legal-eze”.  Our staff will never talk down to you or make you feel worse about your situation.

We are here to help you understand the charges brought against you and the legal proceedings you face, so that we can better defend your rights.

We will closely examine your DUI charges and the confusing paperwork that will come with it. We examine all police reports and videotape to see that the police followed proper procedure and that all evidence was collected legally. If the arresting officers did not follow proper procedures, we will motion for the evidence to be suppressed, which will result in a full dismissal of charges.

We will also prepare you for the preliminary hearing, which will determine whether or not your case will be moved forward to prosecution for DUI. During your hearing, the officer who made your arrest will be present.

The preliminary hearing can be the toughest part of the entire process and having an experienced Pittsburgh DUI lawyer who knows the ins-and-outs of these proceedings is essential to helping your case.

We will weigh all of your options, including a trial and negotiated pleas to have your charges and fines reduced or dropped.

Shrager Defense Attorneys are experienced criminal lawyers who, for years, have been fighting and winning DUI cases for the people of Pittsburgh. Let us defend your rights.

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A SECOND DUI ARREST IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.