What Is the ''Date of Conviction'' on DUI Offences ?

In Commonwealth v. Wolf, 534 Pa. 283, 632 A.2d 864 (1993), the Supreme Court found that the date Wolf was sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol was the date of his conviction. The Supreme Court further stated in a footnote as follows: The Court recognize that a conviction, while generally finalized through imposition of a judgment of sentence, is also, as a practical matter, not final until appeals have been exhausted or the time for appeal has expired. However, given the procedural framework established by the Legislature, which requires the trial court and/or District Attorney to compel surrender of the driver's license, we conclude that the Legislature envisioned that the imposition of sentence constitutes a conviction for purposes of the mandatory suspension. Id. at 288; 632 A.2d at 866.