Ok... so I have two DUI's, currently under suspension for one of them, I have been through the ARD program and have everything finished that is required, along with this I have quit drinking altogether and life is pretty good. I got stuck the one day and drove myself to work and on the way home went through a regular checkpoint (they were just checking license, registration and insurance.) So I got nailed for driving under suspension, I am worried now because of 1) the violation of probation and 2) what is going to happen next, and if I am going to face going to jail. The cop was very nice and understands my circumstances but I am so freaked out! I went out that night and bought a bike and have resulted to walking and riding my bike ever since. PLEASE HELP!
Xtra info-he did not tow my car or arrest me, allowed me to have my dad (who is 81 years old) to come down and pick up my boyfriends car (boyfriend is currently overseas). I live in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
I actually don't, but again thank you. I have had two Dui cases and some other legal things already and have never gotten nor needed a lawyer before, they are a waste of time and money, and no matter what they say, anything that is going to happen is going to happen anyway. I've talked to several of my police friends now and everyone is insuring me not to worry about jail and that is all I cared about, they can fine me up and down, money is not an issue, they can suspend my license for longer and keep me on probation longer, no big deal
i actually don't, but again thank you. I have had two Dui cases and some other legal things already and have never gotten nor needed a lawyer before, they are a waste of time and money, and no matter what they say, anything that is going to happen is going to happen anyway. I've talked to several of my police friends now and everyone is insuring me not to worry about jail and that is all i cared about, they can fine me up and down, money is not an issue, they can suspend my license for longer and keep me on probation longer, no big deal
So you've talked with several of your police friends. Would suggest you try talking to some of your attorney friends instead and find out what's really going to happen to you legal wise. I'd go with what the attorney says before I'd listen to your "friends".
You will find that your DUI history is going to take you very far in your upcoming court proceedings, very far indeed. The judge will definitely pay more attention to you due to those DUI's guaranteed.
Hi Larj87, you know my son had 2 dui's after he graduated high school and got his license suspended. He didn't start his 18 month S.T.E.P.S program till a few years later anyway, he had like a month to go in steps and paid all his fines from that dui 8-9 yrs ago and was waiting to get his license. Anyway he had to drive to visalia to work. He ended up getting pulled over for speeding, 85 and the speed limit was 70 well they impounded his car and when he went to tulare court he plead no contest not knowing what the penalty was. That judge gave him 3 yrs probation 2,000 dollar fine, 10 days in jail, and he has to get one of those devises that you blow into to start your car and has to have it installed for a year. Even though he hasn't been in trouble for 8-9 yrs. And is a single dad of 2 toddlers so he had to work... anyway good luck with yours we live in California..
I'm a police officer in northeast PA, and I can assure you that your "police friends" are wrong.
If you were stopped for driving on a DUI suspended license and were actually charged with it, then you are facing jail time. There is a mandatory minimum of 60 days in jail, increasing to 90 days for certain circumstances. You would not have been arrested at the scene, as Driving Under Suspension in Pennsylvania is only a summary offense and not one where you can be physically arrested (in most circumstances). The officer not towing your car was only him cutting you some slack.
However, if the officer showed some leniency and only cited you for driving under suspension (not DUI related), then you will LIKELY only be fined and lose your DL for another year (which, by the way, will continue to be a DUI-related suspension).
You can be sentenced to jail time by the District Judge for repeat offenses of Driving Under Suspension. The maximum penalty allowed is $1000 fine and/or 6 months in jail.
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