If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and this is your second offense, you may be wondering if you have options concerning sentencing. In other words, is there any alternative punishment options to the mandatory penalties imposed under the DUI laws? Fortunately, there are.
The Pennsylvania Sentencing Code sets forth general sentencing alternatives which includes a county intermediate punishment program or “IPP”. You must apply for IPP and then follow its requirements to be accepted into the program and sentenced according to its guidelines.
However, acceptance into IPP mandates certain sentencing requirements that are different then the general sentencing guidelines imposed under the DUI laws, including variations on the total hours of required imprisonment. You should contact this office and ask for Christopher Turner for further information on IPP and to help you consider whether such program is best for you.