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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Our Locations
Primary Location
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304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

These locations are available by appointment only

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1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
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135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
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600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
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101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
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150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
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313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Third or Subsequent DUI

Any arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania carries significant consequences. However, while courts can be more sympathetic to people facing drunk driving charges for the first time, punishments can be much more severe if a person is facing DUI charges for the third time in a 10-year period.

A conviction for a third or subsequent drunk driving arrest can have a devastating impact on a person’s current or future employment as well as his or her basic livelihood. In these types of cases, it can be extremely difficult to get a prosecutor to negotiate any sort of lesser sentence.

West Chester Third or Subsequent DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested for DUI and you had two or more previous convictions, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Ciccarelli Law Offices represents clients facing DUI charges in such communities throughout Chester County, including Coatesville, Easttown, Phoenixville, West Caln, West Chester, and West Goshen.

Our firm also serves people in Delaware County, Lancaster County, and Montgomery County as well as the greater Philadelphia area. Call (610) 719-3200 right now to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to have us review your case and discuss your legal options.


Overview of Third or Subsequent DUI in Pennsylvania


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Third or Subsequent DUI Penalties in Chester County

The severity of DUI penalties in Pennsylvania depend on the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute § 3804, DUI offenses are broken into three levels:

  • General Impairment Penalties (.08 to .099):
    • Second degree misdemeanor
    • License suspended for 12 months
    • Minimum 10 days and up to two years imprisonment
    • Ignition interlock systems installed for one year on every motor vehicle you own, operate, or lease
    • Minimum $500 fine up to $5,000
    • Successful completion of the alcohol highway safety school
    • Comply with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §§ 3814 and 3815
  • High BAC Penalties (.10 to .159):
    • First degree misdemeanor
    • License suspended for 18 months
    • Minimum 90 days and up to five years imprisonment
    • Ignition interlock systems installed for one year on every motor vehicle you own, operate, or lease
    • Minimum $1,500 fine up to $10,000
    • Comply with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §§ 3814 and 3815
  • Highest BAC Penalties (.16 or higher):
    • First degree misdemeanor
    • License suspended for 18 months
    • Minimum one year and up to five years imprisonment
    • Ignition interlock systems installed for one year on every motor vehicle you own, operate, or lease
    • Minimum $2,500 fine up to $10,000
    • Comply with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §§ 3814 and 3815

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Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Exemptions and Penalties

Drivers who are ordered to install ignition interlock devices in their automobiles can no longer have their licenses suspended for an additional one year in lieu of obtaining such a device. Drivers are generally required to have ignition interlock devices installed for one year before their privileges can be restored.

There are, however, two exemptions to the ignition interlock requirement:

  • Employment Exemption — Some ignition interlock restricted drivers may be allowed to operate employer-owned vehicles, but only in the course and scope of employment. The vehicle cannot be a school bus, school vehicle, or large passenger vehicle. The driver is also required to notify the employer of his or her ignition interlock restriction and he or she must carry proof of employer notification on a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) form.
  • Financial Hardship Exemption — Ignition interlock devices are leased from vendors and costs can vary, depending on the provider. PennDOT estimates that each system costs approximately $1,000, but drivers can apply for an exemption so they are only required to install the device on one vehicle instead of all vehicles.

Additionally, there are penalties for Pennsylvania drivers who violate ignition interlock requirements:

  • Conviction for driving without ignition interlock device or tampering with the ignition interlock device — Either of these charges result in a 12 month extension of the ignition interlock period from the date of conviction for the first offense. Driving privileges will be suspended for 12 months for second or subsequent offenses, and those drivers will have to comply with ignition interlock for 12 months upon restoration. If a person’s driving privileges are suspended during the ignition interlock period for a non-ignition interlock violation, he or she will have to complete the ignition interlock period upon restoration.

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Chester County Defenses to Third or Subsequent DUI Charges

If you are facing a third or subsequent drunk driving charge, your attorney may be able to invoke any one of a number of defenses that can help get the charges against you reduced or possibly even dismissed. Some of these defenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical tests of your blood, urine, or breath were improperly handled
  • Constitutional rights violations
  • Police officer failed to issue O’Connell Warning
  • Procedural violations
  • You were illegally stopped
  • You were not driving the vehicle
  • Your field sobriety tests were improperly administered

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Find the Best Third or Subsequent DUI Lawyer in West Chester

Ciccarelli Law Offices handles all types of DUI cases for clients all over Chester County. Additionally, our firm also serves the greater Philadelphia area as well as Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Lancaster County.

Our criminal defense attorneys can review your case and will work tirelessly to achieve the most favorable outcome to your case with the fewest possible punishments. We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss the charges against you and see how we can help when you call (610) 719-3200 today.

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