There are numerous ways PennDOT can suspend your Pennsylvania driver’s license if you’ve been convicted of a DUI. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us to discuss your case.
Driving Under the Influence DUI Lawyer in Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Bucks County Pennsylvania
PennDOT may suspend your Pennsylvania driver’s license as the result of a DUI conviction. The length of the suspension depends on your BAC and if you had any prior DUI convictions.
ARD – Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Bucks County Pennsylvania
ARD is a great break for first time offender to be not convicted of a DUI, but the District Attorney may require a driver’s license suspension as a condition of ARD. The length of the driver’s license suspension usually depends on the BAC from the DUI chemical test or whether you refused chemical testing.
Out of State DUI Conviction
An out of state conviction for a DUI offense that is substantially similar to a Pennsylvania DUI may result in a driver’s license suspension of your Pennsylvania license. An example of the states that will cause you be suspended in Pennsylvania are: New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Delaware, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. PennDOT will impose a driver’s license suspension for an out of state conviction as if the out of state DUI actually took place in Pennsylvania.
Ignition Interlock Lawyer in Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Lancaster, Berks and Bucks County Pennsylvania
If you have two or more DUI convictions in Pennsylvania within the past 10 years, PennDOT will require you to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your car. In addition to PennDOT requiring the installation of the Ignition Interlock Device, Pennsylvania DUI offenders are also issued a new restricted Ignition Interlock license (ILL). And PennDOT will not only count Pennsylvania DUI convictions when calculating whether it will require you to obtain a restricted license – it will also consider a DUI ARD and/or out of state DUI convictions within the past 10 years too. This new license is unique and easily recognized by law enforcement to indicate the holder of the license is only allowed to drive vehicles that have IIDs installed in them. PennDOT requires the Ignition Interlock restricted license for a period of one year. If the licensee has no other violations during that time, the licensee is eligible for a regular Pennsylvania driver license.
If you received a driver’s license suspension for a DUI in Pennsylvania or another state, you should talk to an attorney to see whether the driver’s license suspension should be appealed. For a free initial consultation for a Pennsylvania driver’s license suspension, please contact the Chester County office of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us. As your license suspension lawyer, we will provide experienced and aggressive representation you can trust. Your license suspension case is important, and it will receive the personal attention it deserves.