State Laws - Pennsylvania
|Situation||Imprisonment||License Suspension||Refusing BAC Test from Police||Fines||Ignition Interlock Device Required|
|1st Offense||No minimum jail time required||No||1 year license suspension||$300||Yes, if refusal to take chemical test|
|2nd Offense||5 days to 6 months||12 months||18 month license suspension||$300 to $2,500||Yes, during period of restricted license|
|3rd Offense||10 days to 2 years||12 months||18 month license suspension||$500 to $10,000||Yes, during period of restricted license|
|Under 21||BAC of 0.02% or higher|
|21 or older||BAC of 0.08% or higher|
* If one has committed a DUI offense in Pennsylvania, he/she will need to apply for an Occupational Limited License (OLL) as well as submit the following to the Pennsylvania department of Transportation:
- DL-15 form for OLL petition and associated application fees.
- Proof of insurance.
- Serve jail time from 5 days to 5 years (does not apply to 1st DUI offense).
- Pay DUI fines ranging from $300 to $10,000 depending on prior DUI offenses.
- Pay restoration fees (does not apply to 1st DUI offense).
- Proof of participating in the alcohol treatment program, if ordered by the court.
- Complete the requirements outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (does not apply to 1st DUI offense).
- Fax DL-21 form to the ignition interlock department (does not apply to 1st DUI offense).
- Install an ignition interlock device from a Pennsylvania state approved provider (does not apply to 1st DUI offense).
* Note the following information only applies for drivers over the age of 21.
For more information, please contact the PA DUI Association.