Pennsylvania Heroin DUI Laws
In Pennsylvania not all DUI’s are due to alcohol consumption. Many times they are due to driving under the influence of street drugs and or prescribed medications. A very common drug in Pennsylvania is heroin. Heroin users may sometimes go to their dealers house, shoot up, and attempt to drive home after getting their fix. Due to heroin’s impact on the central nervous system (CNS( and motor skills driving under the influence of heroin can lead to being arrested, an accident, injury or death. If you are facing Pennsylvania Heroin DUI charges you should immediately speak with a Philadelphia Heroin Driving Under The Influence Lawyer.
Please contact our Delaware County, PA Heroin DWI Defense Attorneys to discuss your case. You can also click here to email our Allentown Heroin Crime Defense Attorney. They have been defending those accused of driving while intoxicated and drug crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for many years. Let them use their experience to fight for your rights, reputation and driving privileges.
Penalties For Driving Under The Influence Of Heroin In Pennsylvania
A DUI conviction, even a first offense, can disrupt your life now and in the future. Upon conviction you will face:
Up to 6 months in jail
Fines of $230.00-$1,150.00
License revocation; length of time depends on blood alcohol content (BAC)
Ignition interlock device mandatory if BAC is over .15
Penalties for subsequent or multiple offense DUI’s are significantly more severe and may include jail time, extended loss of driving privileges and fines.
If you were found with drugs in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The penalties for these charges can be substantially more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time. According to the Pennsylvania Cosmetics and Controlled Substances Act heroin is a Schedule I drug which means it has no accepted medical use and has a high capacity for addiction.
Signs Of Driving Under The Influence Of Heroin DUI
There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of heroin. They are:
Heroin and heroin paraphernalia in car
Driving excessively slowly
Erratic driving behaviors
Glazed, droopy eyes
Impaired cognitive function
Impaired motor skills
Contact A Pennsylvania Heroin DWI Defense Lawyer
Call our Pennsylvania Heroin DUI Lawyers to discuss your case. Or, you can contact them here via email. You need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. Let them use their experience, knowledge and resources to work for you.
Our PA DUI lawyers also specialize in defending non-Pennsylvania residents who have been charged with DUI, traffic violations and drug crimes in surrounding states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.