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PA Sentencing Matrix

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Attached is the Pennsylvania Sentencing Matrix used to determine sentencing guidelines in Pennsylvania, as well as the Deadly weapon enhancement matrix to be used in conjunction with the Matrix in the event that a deadly weapon was possessed and/or used during the commission of the crime. These are provided for informational purposes only and you should seek the advice of a trained professional in the use of these guidelines.

DUI SENTENCING.

General Impairment
B.A.C. .08 to .099%
Incapable Safe Driving

First Offense*
Ungraded Misdemeanor
6 month maximum
No License suspension
NO IIDNo Mandatory jail time
$300.00 fine

Second Offense
Ungraded Misdemeanor
6 month maximum
12 month suspension
IID 1 Year 5 days jail
$300.00 to $2,500.00 fine

Third Offense
Second Degree Misdemeanor
2 year maximum
12 month suspension
IID 1 Year 10 days jail
$500.00 to $5,000.00 fine

Fourth Offense
Third Degree Felony
7 year maximum jail

IID 1 Year

18 month suspension

High Rate DUIB.A.C. .10 to .159%
Gen. Imp. With Accident

Ungraded Misdemeanor
6 month maximum
12 month suspension
IID 1 Year 2 days jail
$500.00 to $5,000.00 fine

Ungraded Misdemeanor
6 month maximum
12 month suspension
IID 1 Year 30 days jail
$750.00 to $5,000.00 fine

First Degree Misdemeanor
5 year maximum
18 month suspension
IID 1 Year 90 days jail
$1,500.00 to $10,000.00 fine

Third Degree Felony
7 year maximum jail

IID 1 Year
18 month suspension

Highest Rate DUI
B.A.C. .16%+
Refusals
Drug DUIs

Ungraded Misdemeanor
6 month maximum
12 month suspension
IID 1 Year 3 days jail
$1,000.00 to $5,000.00 fine

First Degree Misdemeanor
5 year maximum
18 month suspension
IID 1 Year 90 days jail
$1,500.00 + fine

Third Degree Felony
7 year maximum
18 month suspension
IID 1 Year 360 days jail
$2,500.00 + fine

Third Degree Felony
7 year maximum   

IID 1 Year

18 month suspension

 *IID denotes Ignition Interlock requirement to reinstate driving privileges.
 
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