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Weekly Roundup: DUI Sentencing in Bucks County

As we've mentioned before on this blog, a good way for your PA DUI lawyer to figure out which defense tactics to use in a DUI case is by looking at recent convictions within a given county. It's a good way for PA DUI attorneys to gauge what the general sentences look like for specific charges. 

It's generally standard under PA DUI law, for a DUI convict to lose their driving privileges for 12 months. In addition to losing privileges, the DUI offender may face jail time or may have to pay a fine. In some cases, the DUI offender must pay restitution, which essentially means that he or she must pay for the victim's monetary damages.

Here is a roundup of some recent DUI convictions from Bucks County, Pennsylvania: 

  • A 39 year old Phildelphia man pleaded guiltyin Bucks County Court of Common Pleas for a drunk driving offense on  Jan 14, 2008. Sentenced to confinement of 48 hours-6 months, parole at minimum, ordered to pay fine and costs
  • A 49 year old Warminster man pleaded guilty on charges of driving under the influence related to a Sep 14, 2009 DUI incident. He has been sentenced to a term of 90 days to 6 months, and will be eligible for parole after the 90 day period. He was also ordered to pay a fine and relinquish his driving privileges for a period of 12 months, in addition to completing alcohol highway safety school.
  • A 22 year old man from Bensalem pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, in relation to an October 16, 2009 DUI incident. He was sentenced to jail term of 72 hours to 6 months, with a chance of parole after 72 hours. He was also ordered to pay fine and restitution to the victims, as well as to complete alcohol highway safety school. He will lose driving privileges for 12 months.
  • A 26 year old Newtown man pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in relation to a November 5, 2009 DUI incident. He lost his driving privileges for 12 months and was sentenced to jail term of 72 hours, with a fine. 
  • A 44 year old Fairless Hills woman pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence  in a September 14, 2009 DUI incident. She was sentenced to jail time of 90 days to 23 months, with chance of parole after 90 days. She was also ordered to pay a fine, surrender driver's license for twelve months, and to complete alcohol highway safety school.

DUI sentencing can vary and depend on the circumstances around the incident. Consulting a PA DUI lawyer may be a good way to knowing what types of options you have when it comes to DUI sentencing. For more information, please visit our Related Resources links.

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