Ignition Interlock Device Laws

  • First-time offenders may apply for a limited restoration of driving privileges after serving 60 days of any court-ordered suspension.
  • If the court approves the application, the offender will be issued an occupational limited license, which allows the offender to drive to work, school, or medical appointments.
  • An ignition interlock device may be a condition of the limited license.
  • Second-time offenders who have been given an 18-month suspension are eligible to apply for limited privileges after 12 months of suspension.
  • An ignition interlock device is a condition of reinstatement of privileges for these offenders.

License Suspension

Administrative Suspension

In most states, drivers who are stopped for suspicion of DUI and who fail a field breathalyzer test, or who refuse to take one, are subject to an automatic administrative license suspension. This is not the case in
DUI laws in Pennsylvania, where all license suspensions are ordered by the court after a conviction for DUI or when the driver has refused to submit to a BAC test.

Judicial Suspension

The length of court-ordered suspensions varies according to the driver’s conviction history.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Pennsylvania

1st Offense Fine: $300
Jail Time: Up to 3 days
Period of License Suspension: 6 months of probation
2nd Offense Fine: Up to $2,500
Jail Time: 5 to 90 days
Period of License Suspension: 12 months
3rd Offense Fine: Up to $5,000
Jail Time: 10 days to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 12 to 18 months

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Source(s): 75 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3802, 3805
Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles. Retrieved April 17, 2017 from http://www.dmv.pa.gov/information-centers/laws-regulations/pages/dui-legislation.aspx

Last Updated: November 21, 2023

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