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Philadelphia Fourth DUI Lawyer

An experienced Philadelphia DUI lawyer from Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC can represent you if you are facing another drunk driving charge, especially for a more serious fourth DUI within 10 years. Our lawyers will help you fight for the best results in your case.

We are aggressive criminal defense attorneys who will challenge the claims of the prosecutor. We can help you call into question the validity of the DUI tests and vigorously cross-examine the police officers testifying against you. Call us today at (215) 665-1695 to set up a consultation to discuss your Driving Under the Influence charges.

We represent both men and women facing a fourth DUI charge throughout the greater metropolitan Philadelphia area, including in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Bucks County.


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Fourth DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania

If you are charged with a Fourth DUI in Pennsylvania, you should be aware that the potential penalties for a fourth DUI within 10 years are more serious than for a first, second or third offense within the same time period. Under Pennsylvania law, there are three different levels of DUI including:

  • General Impairment DUI with a BAC of .08 to .099%;
  • DUI with a High BAC of .10 to .159%; or
  • DUI with the Highest BAC of .16% and higher.

An attorney can help you determine whether this offense will be treated as a first DUI, second DUI, third DUI, or fourth DUI within 10 years. A violation of 3802 (a) (1) that involves a refusal under the Implied Consent law is subject to the highest penalty. Also, violations of 3802 (a) (2) and 3802 (a) (1) that involve an accident with injury or damage are subject to a higher penalties.

An attorney can also talk with you about the defenses that might apply in your case. Call an attorney at Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC to discuss your case today.


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Different Types of Fourth DUI Offenses

For the general impairment version of DUI for a fourth offense within 10 years, the potential penalties include:

  • being charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor;
  • a one year driver's license suspension;
  • incarceration for a minimum of 10 days up to a maximum of 24 months;
  • a fine of $500 to $5,000;
  • being required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation and successfully complete all recommended follow up treatment; and
  • installing the dreaded ignition interlock device for 12 months.

For the High BAC version of DUI with a BAC of .10 to .159%, the potential penalties for the fourth DUI within 10 years include:

  • being charged with a 1st degree misdemeanor;
  • an 18 month suspension of the driver's license;
  • incarceration for a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of five years;
  • a fine of $1,500 to $10,000;
  • being required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation and successfully complete all recommended follow up treatment; and
  • installing the dreaded ignition interlock device for 12 months.

For the Highest BAC version of DUI with a BAC of .16% and higher, the potential penalties for a fourth DUI within 10 years include:

  • being charged with a 1st degree misdemeanor;
  • an 18 month suspension of the driver's license;
  • incarceration for a minimum of 12 months or a maximum of five years;
  • a fine of $2,500 to $10,000;
  • being required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation and successfully complete all recommended follow up treatment; and
  • installing the dreaded ignition interlock device for 12 months.

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Fighting a Fourth DUI in Philadelphia PA

A seasoned Philadelphia DUI lawyer may be able to keep you from suffering the dramatically harsher punishments that may await you if you already have several prior Driving Under the Influence convictions on your record.
Call the aggressive criminal defense attorneys at Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC for a lawyer who will fight for you. Contact us today at (215) 665-1695 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

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