Your PennDOT Restoration Rights Letter should tell you all about your suspensions and when you're eligible to have your driving privileges restored. A 2nd DUI carries an 18 month license suspension. Perhaps you had an additional suspension for something else for another 6 months? Check the...Read more »
Scheduled but scheduled for after my probation end date. Went to trial was placed on another 12 months probation. I think is ridiculous completed my classes. Still on probation 2 months left. Never have been drug the entire time. I was assaulted 2 week's by my boyfriend had to go to ER for... Read more »
Hard for anyone to answer the fairness question. Who knows, maybe? To the rest of it if you left them a bunch of messages you should be fine. You may want to consult with a local attorney. It is unusual they would supervise you in a different county for exactly this reason. Talk with an...Read more »
You probably should talk to your attorney about this. He could mean a lot of things. He could mean he is running the sentences concurrently. He could mean he is running them both as second offense DUIs. He could mean a lot of things. Chances are they will both be on your record, and chances...Read more »
It depends on whether it's a first offense, or a second, third, fourth, etc. You wouldn't be eligible for expungement, but it's possible that your DUI criminal conviction could be "sealed" under PA's recently enacted Clean Slate Act. At the very least, all fines/costs must be satisfied first, and...Read more »
Does dui in Va count in Pa ? I was offered 10 days in jail and twenty house arrest but could not accept because of medical conditions later they said wait it’s three we found one in Va and gave me 6 months house arrest seems fishy to me
Yes a VA DUI would count if it was within the 10 year window. A lot of times they dont pull out of state drivers abstracts unless they prep the case for trial. You should talk to your attorney if you have questions about what happened.
I had a DUI back in December I am in the ARD program and plan to apply for the interlock limited license. Why did I receive 2 license suspensions from the DMV? One of the letters said suspended for 1 year for driving while suspended 1543A. The other is the 2 month ARD program suspension. Does this... Read more »
Yes, it sounds like you have two suspensions - and PennDOT runs them consecutively, not concurrently (meaning 1 year + 2 months = 14 months suspension for you). Best way to confirm is to get your Restoration Rights Letter online at https://www.dot3e.penndot.gov/driver_services/dllogin.jsp. You...Read more »
Yes and no. The charge of driving while DUI-suspended (1543(b)) caries a mandatory jail time of 60 days -- or 90 days if you're caught driving with any amount of alcohol in your system. The judge can't change that, and the cop can't change that.
I cannot afford an attorney and I have not worked for 2 years due to several operations (Ulcerative colitis, hernia, pouchitis) . I have Crohns disease and cannot afford obtain the medication I need. Due to my offenses I am told I will have to go to jail for at least 30 days which I could not... Read more »
If he has truly never seen someone go to jail on a first offense DUI he is either very young or very inexperienced. I should suspect he was not being totally truthful with you. Most DUI's have mandatory jail associated with them. If this is your first run in with the law you should be eligible...Read more »
A 3rd DUI conviction in Pennsylvania will result in mandatory jail time of between 10 days and one year (depending on the subsection you're charged with). House arrest may be an option in some jurisdictions as well, and time spent in in-patient drug treatment facilities might also count....Read more »
i was told i wouldn't loose it at sentencing now they want to take it it was written that i wouldn't on my sentence how can i get that and prove it . this was almost 2 yrs ago and there just trying to take it now.
Unfortunately what you were told by the court doesn't matter. The court doesn't decide suspensions PennDot does. It happens more often than people think that they are poorly advised. What did your attorney tell you when you were sentenced? Your first and best place to start is with the attorney...Read more »
Can you fight it? Sure. PA has a pretty tough DUI law. However, they do have to prove that you were under the influence when you were driving. Their observations are unimportant as if they can say you were impaired when you driving through third party testimony they can still convict you....Read more »
They very likely got a copy of your medical records which would indicate the level of alcohol in your blood. If you were over the legal limit, expect to get a summons in the mail directing you to appear at a preliminary hearing for DUI charges.
If you're in southeastern PA and would like...Read more »
My husband received 4 duis in a matter 8 months. One in Nov 2017, one Dec 2017, one June 2018 and the last in July 2018. He was sentenced for the first two in August 2018 to 45 days house arrest and one year ipp. Those two were considered his 1st and 2nd duis. He is now going to court for the last... Read more »
Due to a law change a few years back, his 3rd and 4th DUIs will *not* be considered 1st offenses.
Your husband needs to hire a good criminal defense attorney, and now. He's in trouble, and DUIs have escalating penalties the more you rack up with mandatory minimum sentences. Best of luck...Read more »
You should contact your attorney/public defender to let them know about the scheduling issue. Often, the trial judge isn't aware that you were accepted into the ARD program, so someone needs to tell him/her.
Before probation I completed 8 drug and alcohol classes at PC's. I was discharged unsuccessfully because I owed 120 dollars and was 30 dollars short to pay. for this I was discharged for financial reasons. These classes needed to be completed before I was moved on to ARD. My first day on probation... Read more »
Do your best and deal with things if you can't get the classes completed by February 9th . . . but do everything you can to complete them, and document your conversation with probation (like emails instead of, or in addition to phone calls, etc.). You can also reach...Read more »
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