After you’ve been charged with a DUI, you have many questions running through your head. One of the most common questions is about losing your license. Whether or not you’ll get your license suspended depends on the specific charge and the quality of your legal defense.
The Wyland Law Group has the Mt. Lebanon DUI attorneys to protect you from the penalties of a DUI conviction, whether it’s getting the charges dropped or the penalties reduced. We’re honest and reassuring to our clients, explaining the process and strategies to help minimize the effect of these charges on your life.
Will My License Be Suspended If I Am Convicted of a DUI?
While some DUI charges don’t result in a license suspension, others result in suspension of 18 months. You’re more likely to face a license suspension if you’re being convicted for a second or third time. That is on top of jail time, during which you will not be able to drive. Use the chart below to determine if you are facing a license suspension.
|Offense Occurrence ||Tier One |
Blood alcohol content of 0.08 to 0.099 %
|Tier Two |
Blood alcohol content of 0.10 to 0.159%, or lower during an accident
|Tier Three |
Blood alcohol content of 0.16%, refusal to take BAC test, or driving under the influence of controlled substances
|First Offense ||No license suspension ||12 months ||12 months |
|Second Offense ||12 months ||12 months ||18 months |
|Third Offense ||12 months ||18 months ||18 months |
|Fourth Offense ||18 months ||18 months ||18 months |
In order to completely avoid a license suspension, you need to get legal counsel and challenge the charges beginning in Mt. Lebanon magisterial district court.
However, even if you are convicted, experienced Mt. Lebanon DUI lawyers may be able to help you avoid or minimize your loss of license.
Jail Time & Other Career Impacts
A license suspension isn’t the only penalty of a DUI that could impact your career. Certain professionals cannot do their work if convicted with a DUI offense. Others may lose their job for the long term or significantly impact their career with even a short stay in jail. Several of the minor DUI charges come with mandatory minimum jail stays, sometimes of a few days, others of a month or more.
In order to avoid these consequences, it’s wise to retain a Mt. Lebanon DUI attorney.
Why Hire Wyland Law Group to Defend You?
At Wyland Law Group, we are experienced in defending all sorts of DUI cases. We have a strong track record of getting charges dropped, reduced, or penalties, including license suspensions, reduced.
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.