Mount Carmel, PA asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania

Q: I had a DUI back in 2006. I just received a fine in the mail stating that I was seen driving by a police officer.

I haven't drove at all. Now I'm looking at jail time. They said I'm dui suspended from 15yrs ago. Am I going to jail?

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Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Yardley, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You need to get a lawyer asap. If your license was never restored after the DUI you are considered DUI suspended until you get your license back. if you are found guilty, there is mandatory imprisonment of 60-90 days in the county prison. You need to figure out how to get you license back asap. Call Penndot and ask. A lawyer can help you do that and hopefully keep you out of jail. Good luck

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Presumably you had a license. One you got recently. You have a lot going for you but I agree you need an attorney who handles licenses. One thing that will cut his time is for you to immediately request a copy of your licensing record.

You said you received a fine. That presumes there was a hearing date? Or do you mean a ticket. If it was a ticket plead not guilty immediately. If it was a notice of a fine go to the DJ, get a copy of that record. Pay the fine even if you feel you don't owe it, would be my advice.

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