Car Accidents & DUI
Do not be caught driving under the influence (DUI) in Bucks County after a Bucks County car accident. The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has a strict rule against admittance into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (A.R.D.) program for first offense Buck County DUI car accidents. This includes minor Bucks County DUI car accidentswith no injuries or property damage.
This means there is a good chance that you will serve time in the Bucks County prison on your first Bucks County DUI offense. If you have injured someone as a result of a Bucks County DUI car accident do not count on the minimum jail sentence or fine. A DUI car accidentis an aggravating factor that can be justify a significant jail sentence.
A Bucks County DUI car accident may also harm you in a civil lawsuit if you are sued for personal injuries. If you plead or are found guilty of DUI, or are admitted to the Bucks County A.R.D. program, the person who you injured in a Bucks County car accident will be deemed full tort under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, even if they were otherwise limited tort. This means that an injured victim of Bucks County DUI car accident can sue you for pain and suffering without any restrictions.