Montgomery County DUI Attorney

The population of Montgomery County is now the state's third largest at over 820,000. The county has been cracking down on intoxicated driving recently. Federal funds have been used to implement the Sobriety Checkpoint and Roving DUI Enforcement Patrol initiatives that are conducted by local authorities.

DUI/DWI Data [1]

 

Pennsylvania Arrests

41,434

Montgomery County Arrests

2,413

Pennsylvania Alcohol-Related Crashes

10,346

Pennsylvania Alcohol-Related Deaths

293

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 10,000 people were killed in accidents involving drunk driving in both 2016 and 2017. Drunk driving is the leading cause of roadway fatalities in the U.S.

Legal Representation for DUI Offenses

Those arrested for DUI are often overwhelmed as they begin to realize all the potential repercussions. It is critical that you consult with an attorney who has years of experience in this realm of legal practice. The Lento Law Firm will clearly explain what to expect and develop a comprehensive defense strategy.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol § 3802:  Individuals are prohibited from driving, operating, or otherwise controlling the motion of a vehicle after consuming alcohol in a quantity that impairs safe operation.

Blood Alcohol Levels (BAC)

  • General Impairment: .08% - .10%
  • High Level: 10% - .16%
  • Highest Level: Greater than .16%
  • For Minors: .02%

The state has adopted a tiered structure that increases the severity of penalties for those in the “high” and “highest” levels. These enhanced penalties include longer suspensions of driving privileges, more jail time, increase fines, and more. 

Ignition Interlock Device Requirements

Pennsylvania now requires that first-time offenders who have a blood alcohol concentration of .10% have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle. 

Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance § 3802: Individuals are prohibited from driving, operating, or otherwise controlling the motion of a vehicle when their blood contains:

  • A Schedule I controlled substance or Schedule II or III controlled substance that is not prescribed by a physician
  • Metabolites of scheduled controlled substances
  • Multiple drugs that impair safe vehicle operation or a combination of alcohol and a drug that impairs safe vehicle operation
  • Under the influence of “solvent or noxious” substances

How Many Years Back Can the Court Look for Prior DUI Offenses?

You may be charged as a repeat DUI offender based on any convictions in the prior 10 years. In 2016, over 10,000 people in Pennsylvania were convicted of a second or subsequent DUI. Much of the most recent legislation has since focused on imposing mandatory minimum penalties on repeat offenders.

New Enhanced DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania

Act 153 has been implemented that allows for felony charges for third-time DUI offenders and all those with a fourth offense. Those found to be driving while under a DUI-related license suspension now face a jail sentence of between 60 to 90 days. Those convicted of homicide by vehicle with a prior offense face a minimum of five years in prison.

County Resources for Offenders

For DUI Weekend Sentences individuals should report to:

Montgomery County Correctional Facility
60 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403

For CRN Evaluations: 

Montco DUI Administration
408 Cherry Street Norristown, PA 19401
610-992-7700

Alcohol Highway Safety School:

Montgomery County Court House Annex
102 York Road, Suite 201
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-784-5408

Defense Attorney for DUI in Montgomery County

Joseph D. Lento is a seasoned DUI defense lawyer who understands the many potential adverse consequences of a conviction. He protects the rights of clients accused of operating under the influence and is focused on delivering results. For a complimentary consultation call (888) 535-3686 today.


[1] http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-768/file-7040.pdf?cb=0f0e4c (2017 Data)

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