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Driving While on a DUI Suspension?

Accused of Driving on a DUI Suspension?

You can fight the charge! 

When you get a suspension for a DUI offense, your license becomes DUI suspended and remains DUI suspended until you get your license restored. Even if you are serving a suspension for a non-DUI related offense when you get your DUI, once you get a DUI suspension you are considered “DUI Suspended.” That means every time you are caught driving on a suspended license, you are considered “DUI Suspended” even if your DUI suspension didn't start.

The Penalties are Steep!

It's Pennsylvania. There's no bus service. You have to get to work or pick up your child, so you are driving on a suspended license. The stakes are high because the penalties are so severe. The penalties for driving on a DUI suspension are sometime more severe than the actual DUI offense.

Driving on a DUI suspended license carries a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment for not less than 60 days nor more than 90 days, and a $500 fine. For a second offense, the penalty is a mandatory minimum 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The penalty for a third offense is a misdemeanor! If it is your third driving on a DUI suspension offense, you are looking at a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 2 years!

The bottom line is this: you could end up with a criminal record just from driving with a suspended license. For example, you may have taken the ARD disposition. You have no criminal record but if you get three driving under suspension convictions because you never got your license back, you will then have a misdemeanor conviction. That means you will have a permanent criminal record just for driving without a license!

Besides jail time, driving on a DUI suspension carries an additional license suspension of at least one year and possibly longer if you have prior DUI suspension convictions. Rely on former Pennsylvania State Police attorney Mike Sherman, an experienced license suspension defense attorney, for advice.

Don't just plead guilty and get ready to go to jail. Call Mike Sherman an experienced driver's license lawyer who is ready to thoroughly analyze your case and tell you what defenses are available.

If you are facing a serious charge, don't delay. Often, you don't have to go to jail. Call now to set up your free consultation at 412-471-5000

 

The table below summarizes the penalties for a DUS conviction.

1. First Offense

Grade
  • Summary
Fine
  • $500
Minimum Prison Sentence
  • 60 Days
Additional License Suspension
  • 1 Year

2. Second Offense

Grade
  • Summary
Fine
  • $1,000
Minimum Prison Sentence
  • 90 Days
Additional License Suspension
  • 1 Year

3. Third or Subsequent Offense

Grade
  • Misdemeanor
Fine
  • $2,500
Minimum Prison Sentence
  • 6 Months
Additional License Suspension
  • 1 Year

There is a lot at stake if you have multiple driving under DUI suspension charges, but there is hope. Former Pennsylvania State Police attorney Mike Sherman has helped Pennsylvania drivers in their Driving Under Suspension cases and often got the charges reduced or dismissed.

When the stakes are high, get the experienced attorney who isn't afraid to fight for you. Call Mike Sherman now.

What is the Mike Sherman Difference?

Mike Sherman has unique experience and knowledge which he uses to protect his clients.
  • Mike Sherman is a former attorney for the Pennsylvania State Police. He knows both sides of the law and uses that knowledge to benefit his clients.
  • Mike Sherman wrote “the” Pennsylvania textbook on Pennsylvania DUI law, Driving Under the Influence Law and Practice.
  • Mike uses a scientific method to investigate your case. Relying on his deep understanding of forensic science, he picks apart the evidence against you and looks for errors he can challenge. He then carefully prepares your case to highlight these issues and put you in the best possible position.

If you are facing a serious charge, don't delay. Call PA DUI attorney Mike Sherman now to set up your free consultation at (412) 471-5000.

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