Pennsylvania Eliminates License Suspensions for Underage Drinking and Drug Possession

NO License Suspension for Underage Drinking

On October 24, 2018, the governor signed the bill to make the repeal of the suspensions.  Specifically, the new law eliminated the license suspensions for Underage Drinking under 18 Pa.C.SA. 6308 and Possession of a False Identification Card under 18 Pa.C.S.A. 6310.3.

The law also eliminated rescinded the law that imposed license supsensions for drug possession convictions, including misdemeanor offenses like marijuana possession and even felony drug delivery or Possession With Intent to Deliver charges.

Convictions of those offenses sentences will still carry penalties associated with any conviction, including a criminal record, a sentence of probation, in-home detention, or jail time, and payment of fines and costs.  However, those offenses will no longer carry license suspensions that prevent a person from working, attending school, or supporting a family.