Butler County DUI Attorney

In Pennsylvania, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level above 0.08% is against the law. The higher your blood alcohol level, the stiffer penalties you face. It’s important to speak to Butler County DUI attorney. Even if you’re charged with the highest blood alcohol level, tier three, we may be able to help you reduce the DUI charges or penalties.

Also, there are other circumstances where you can be charged with tier three, even if you weren’t drinking!  Learn more about this charge and why Wyland Law Group is the best choice to defend you below.

What if My Blood Alcohol Level Was Above 0.16%?

There are three tiers to the DUI law in Pennsylvania. The third-tier, or Highest Tier carries the stiffest penalties.  You might face tier-three charges if you were found to have a blood alcohol level at or greater than 0.16%. The penalties for this level are serious, and they grow more serious if this is your second, third, or subsequent DUI within a ten year window.

If this is your first DUI offense at tier three in the last ten years, you face:

  • Minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 6 months in jail
  • Additional 12-month license suspension
  • $1,000 to $5,000 fine
  • Conviction of an M grade offense

If this is your second DUI offense in the last ten years, you face:

  • Minimum of 90 days to a maximum of 5 years in jail
  • Additional 18-month license suspension
  • $1,500 or higher fine
  • Conviction of an M1 grade offense

If this is your third DUI offense in the last ten years, you face:

  • Minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 7 years in jail
  • Additional 18-month license suspension
  • $2,500 to $15,000 fine
  • Conviction of an F3 grade offense

In addition to those penalties a DUI conviction in the Butler County Courts may require additional obligations including: a Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluation, a full drug and alcohol evaluation, drug and alcohol treatment, Alcohol Highway Safety School, community service and participation in a Victim Impact Panel sponsored by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
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Other Circumstances Where You Face the Highest Penalties

This highest tier of DUI charges is not just for those who have consumed alcohol before drinking. You may also be charged at this tier if you refused to take the breathalyzer test, or if you were driving under the influence of a controlled substance, including marijuana, illegal recreational drugs, and some legal prescription drugs.

Why Choose Wyland Law Group to Defend You?

Whether you were drinking or otherwise in violation of this law, you’re facing very serious penalties. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and worried, but Wyland Law Group can help answer your questions and help you regain a sense of control over your life. We have the experience and skill to raise your best defense to these charges. Choose us as your Butler County DUI lawyer.

Whether you have been charged with your first offense or your third, having an experienced attorney on your side is critical to your ability to defend yourself against the government’s allegations. Please contact me for a free consultation by calling  412-710-0013 or by filling out the contact form on this website.

Wyland Law Group

5458 Steubenville Pike, Suite D
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Telephone: 412-710-0013
Fax: 412-238-4051