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Accelerated rehabilitative disposition for Philadelphi DUIs


There are many places and reasons to drink in Philadelphia, and many Philadelphians take advantage of those opportunities. There is nothing wrong with consuming alcohol, but some of the choices people make after consuming alcohol can get them into trouble. One of these decisions is to drive a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol. If the person is caught, they may end having to face the severe penalties of a DUI.

Alcohol and drug assessments after a DUI in Philadelphia


Philadelphia, like most cities in America, has strict laws for drinking and driving. It can be very dangerous, and the legislature has made it a priority to make the punishments severe enough to deter people from doing it. However, despite the efforts to curb drinking and driving, many people continue to do so. If these individuals are charged and convicted, they will face harsh penalties.

Protecting one's rights after a DUI in Philadelphia


The weather is getting nice in Philadelphia and, as a result, more and more people will be spending time outdoors. There are many outdoor events, concerts, sporting events and backyard barbeques. One thing that is common at most of these events is alcohol. It is not hard to have one too many when you are having a good time at a summertime event. However, those who decide to drive after drinking alcohol may be charged with a DUI.

Safety classes required after a DUI in Philadelphia


Most people in Philadelphia understand that drinking and driving is dangerous and against the law. However, that does not stop everyone from doing it. There are many instances when a person may not think they are over the legal limit or do not feel drunk. Other times the person may only need to drive a short distance to get home and does not think it is a big deal. Whatever the reason for driving, if the police stops the driver, they may be charged with a DUI.

Special rules for DUIs involving commercial and school vehicles


Many people consume alcohol every day in Philadelphia. Afterwards some of them decide to drive. As a result many people are charged with a DUI every year. Some have consumed more alcohol than others, though. The law understands that and has divided the consequences for a DUI into three categories with increasing penalties for people who have a higher blood alcohol level and for those with multiple DUIs.

Alleged drunk driver sideswipes Philadelphia police car


Many people in Philadelphia enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two from time-to-time. Alcohol is present at many parties, sporting events, and concerts, in addition to numerous bars and restaurants in the city. While it is perfectly legal to consume alcohol, many of the choices people make after consuming the alcohol are illegal. One of these decisions is driving a vehicle after intoxication, which may result in a DUI.

Number of drunk driving arrests in Philadelphia in 2014


There have been many efforts to curb drunk driving in Philadelphia. There are commercials on television, advertisements in magazines and newspapers, classes and other efforts. Also, the penalties for driving under the influence can be very severe and cause many difficulties for people with DUI convictions. Despite all of these efforts and people's knowledge of the dangers of drunk driving, there were still many DUI arrests in the Philadelphia metro area in 2014.

Rules for ignition interlock after a DUI in Philadelphia


Many people in Philadelphia are charged with DUIs every year. If a person is convicted, the consequences can be very serious, including the loss of their driver's license. After a person's driver's license is suspended, if they want to drive they must use the ignition interlock system in their vehicle for a period of time. The amount of time depends on their BAC at the time of the incident and how many prior DUIs he or she may have at the time.

What are the penalties for a third DUI in Pennsylvania?


Drinking and driving is considered a very dangerous activity in Philadelphia. As such, if a person is caught driving under the influence, the penalties can be severe. Many people stop drinking and driving after a first DUI, but some people are caught drinking and driving on multiple occasions. These individuals are seen as an even bigger danger to the public, as they do not seem to learn from their previous mistakes. We previously discussed the penalties for first and second-time DUIs, but, as one might guess, the penalties are worse for someone who has had two or more prior DUIs.

What are the penalties for a second DUI in Pennsylvania?


There are many people in Philadelphia who consume alcohol to the point of impairment. This by itself is not usually a huge problem, but the choices a person makes while impaired can become a big deal. One relatively common decision that can have serious consequences is getting behind the wheel and driving. Many people in Philadelphia have one DUI. Previously we discussed the consequences for a first time DUI, but some people make the mistake of drinking and driving even after an initial DUI. These people may end up getting a second DUI. They should know that the consequences for a second DUI conviction are more serious than an initial DUI.

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