Pennsylvania, along with many other states throughout the country, feel very strongly about driving under the influence. Not only does Pennsylvania hold drivers accountable for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, they also hold drivers accountable when they are impaired by controlled substances. Drug use in Pennsylvania is a major issue, as the state has been trying to combat the opioid epidemic that has become a major issue. Therefore, Pennsylvania takes individuals who drive under the influence of drugs very seriously.
If an individual is charged with a first-offense DUI of a Controlled Substance, they may face the following consequences:
- Misdemeanor charge
- A license suspension for one year
- Between 3 and 6 months of time behind bars
- A fine between $1,000 and $5,000
- Participation in the alcohol highway safety school
- Possible mandatory drug treatment
It is also important to note that if the driver is in possession of the controlled substance, they may be faced with additional drug possession charges, which can result in additional fines, jail time, and other consequences. Of course, if an individual has more than one DUI offense on their record, they may be facing additional consequences.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a controlled substance DUI, it is essential to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.
If you have been charged with a crime in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and require strong legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney, The Conner Law Group is here to help. Contact The Conner Law Group to schedule a consultation today.