A DUI charge can throw a wrench in your plans for the future. Pennsylvania courts can impose a number of penalties for driving under the influence, ranging from minor fines to jail time. Your sentencing will mainly depend on the severity of the situation and whether you have had a DUI charge before.
We all know that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is never a good idea. Not only is it illegal, but it has the potential to endanger the lives of yourself, your passengers, other people on the road and pedestrians.
If a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol when he or she is operating a vehicle, it is against the law. This is because they are at a much higher risk of making an error of judgment, are subject to delayed reaction times and are more likely to engage in reckless or distracted driving. In order to enforce this law, drivers may be stopped and asked to take a Breathalyzer test, which can determine the level of alcohol in their blood.