Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Defense AttorneysPennsylvania M-Z
- Personal Law: Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs are much more serious than other traffic violations. Under Pennsylvania law, DUI is a misdemeanor crime. In the best cases, conviction results in a fine, up to six months of probation, and mandatory attendance at highway safety school and alcohol and drug treatment. For repeat convictions, offenders can also face up to 18 months of license suspension, ignition interlock requirements and up to five years in jail. Blood Alcohol Testing Requirements in Pennsylvania
Field sobriety tests require you to perform certain physical actions, such as walking a straight line, balancing on one foot or touching your nose with your eyes closed. The law does not require you to agree to take these tests. In fact, many sober people lack the coordination to successfully perform the tests, so you can politely refuse to take them even if police try to convince you the tests can help your case.
Blood alcohol content (BAC) tests conducted on the road most frequently involve the use of a Breathalyzer or other tests. Pennsylvania implied consent law requires you to agree to the test or face immediate license suspension for refusal, separate from the consequences of any DUI charges that may be brought against you.
- Allison Park
- Mlecko, Matthew:
estate planning , criminal defense, as well as civil trial work
- Angelo & Angelo:
The following tables illustrate penalties for DUI offenses: Chart 1: General Impairment penalties General Impairment: .08-0.99% (3802(a)) 1st offense ungraded misdemeanor no license suspension up to 6 mos. probation $300 fine alcohol highway safety school treatment when ordered no ignition interlock 2nd offense ungraded misdemeanor 5 days to 6 mos. prison $300 - $2,500 fine alcohol highway safety school treatment when ordered 1 year ignition interlock 3rd or subsq. offense 2nd degree misdemeanor 12 mos. license suspension 10 days to 2 years prison $500 - $5,000 fine treatment when ordered 1 year ignition interlock Chart 2: High BAC penalties High Rate of Alcohol: .10-.159% (3802 (b)) 1st offense ungraded misdemeanor 12 mos. license suspension OLL after 60-day suspension 48 cons. hrs. to 6 mos. prison $500 - $5,000 fine alcohol hwy. safety school treatment when ordered ARD eligible 2nd offense ungraded misdemeanor 12 mos. license suspension 30 days to 6 mos. prison $750 - $5,000 fine alcohol hwy. safety school treatment when ordered 1 yr. ignition interlock 3rd or subsq. offense 1st degree misdemeanor 18 mos. license suspension 90 days to 5 yrs. prison $1,500 - $10,000 fine treatment when ordered 1 yr. ignition interlock 4th or subsq. offense 1st degree misdemeanor 18 mos. license suspension 1 to 5 yrs. prison $1,500 - $10,000 fine treatment when ordered 1 yr. ignition interlock Chart 3: Highest BAC penalties Highest Rate of Alcohol: .16% & above (3802 (c)) 1st offense ungraded misdemeanor 12 mos. license suspension OLL after 60-day suspension 72 cons. hrs to 6 mos. prison $1,000 - $5,000 fine alcohol hwy. safety school treatment when ordered ARD eligible 2nd offense 1st degree misdemeanor 18 mos. license suspension 90 days to 5 yrs. prison minimum $1,500 fine alcohol safety school treatment when ordered 1 yr. ignition interlock 3rd or subsq. offense 1st degree misdemeanor 18 mos. license suspension 1 to 5 yrs. prison minimum $2,500 fine treatment when ordered 1 yr. ignition interlock
- Gieg & Gieg:
All phases of Criminal defense, anything from DUI's to serious felony offenses.
- Johnstone, Bruce:
felony or misdemeanor charges such as DUI, drug offenses, environmental crimes, game law violations, assault and white collar crimes such as fraud and theft
- Farrell, Thomas: Drugs & Narcotics Offenses • Drunk & Disorderly Conduct • Drunk Driving
- Grabil & Grabil: DUI / DWI License suspensions and appeals Summary offenses and appeals Felonies Misdemeanors Drug offenses Traffic offenses Juvenile offenses Protections from abuse Violation of probation Probation / parole revocation hearings
- Johnstone, Bruce: DUI: If you've been charged with a DUI, you need a lawyer now. Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Pennsylvania.
- Lyons, James:
When faced with the decision of hiring an attorney to represent you in a criminal case, you want someone who is honest, direct, experienced and willing to fight to protect your rights.
- Bowers, Ross & Fawcett: The consequences of driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania have been increasing in severity for decades. Enforcement and prosecution are intense today, and facing even a first DUI offense without an experienced defense lawyer involves serious risk.
- Scott Pollins: Being convicted of drunk driving - driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) - can be extremely costly. Under certain circumstances, it can cost you your freedom. A DUI conviction will certainly cost you money, in fines and, in most cases, higher insurance premiums. You may also have your driver's license suspended for a drunk driving conviction.
- Levene Gouldin & Thompson:
White collar crimes: embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion, medicaid and healthcare fraud, environmental violations
Vehicle based offenses: vehicular homicide, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, driving while license revoked
Theft: larceny, burglary
Drugs and narcotics: possession and distribution of controlled substances offenses
Violent and sex crimes: homicide, assault, robbery, rape, sexual abuse
Appeals: state and federal courts
- Schillaci Law:
Workers' Compensation: injured at work or in the course of employment
Social Security Disability/SSI: unable to work because of physical or mental impairments
Dog Bite Attacks
Tractor Trailer accidents
Slip and Falls
Wrongful death and Survivor matters
Landlord-Tenant Eviction disputes
Unemployment Compensation Appeals
Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
Loan Modification Applications
Short Sale/Short Payoffs
Foreclosure Defense including, if necessary, trial
- Furlong, Christopher:
divorce, support, custody, DWI, DUI & criminal defense, traffic violations and real estate
- Aguglia, Joseph: Bankruptcy Law Wills Family Law Divorce Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Step-Parent Adoptions
- Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky: White collar crimes and offenses
Delivery or possession of controlled substances (drug offenses)
Aggravated and simple assault
Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)
- Hurst, Sheri:
Criminal. Wills and Estates. Criminal. DUI. Divorce And Family. Elder Law. Bankruptcy Family Law
- McNees Autenreith Rackley Walker:
Adoption Law / Guardian Law
Probate Law / Trusts Law / Estate Planning / Wills Planning
Real Estate Law
Business Organization & Consulting, Chapter 7 And 13, Stop Foreclosure, Repossession, And Creditor Harassment, Traffic Law - DUI, Wills & Estates - Title Insurance, Zoning & Land Use - Closing, Settlements
- Hager, Stephanie:
• Summary Offenses • Drug & Alcohol
- Kepner, Kepner & Corba: * Real Estate Disputes * Probate Litigation * Personal Injury & Workers Comp * Family Law * Divorce * Criminal Defense * Contract Disputes * Civil Rights * Business Litigation
- Trathen, David: DUI Drug charges Theft Assault Disorderly conduct Underage drinking Public intoxication Probation violations White collar offenses Embezzlement Juvenile crimes Immigration defense
- Hummell & Lewis: * DUI/DWI * Underage drinking or furnishing alcohol to minors * Drug possession * Theft and burglary * Assault and battery * Computer crimes * Fraud and white collar crimes * Sex offenses * Parole and probation violations * Traffic violations
- Blue Bell
- Martin Law Office:
DUI cases in Montgomery County are governed by the Pennsylvania DUI Law. Pennsylvania's DUI law is set forth in the PA Motor Vehicle Code, at 75 Pa. C.S. § 3801, et seq. You can be charged with DUI under the PA DUI Law when you drive, operate or are in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle after imbibing a sufficient amount of alcohol such that: (1) you are rendered incapable of safely driving, operating or being in actual control of the movement of the vehicle; or (2) the alcohol concentration (BAC) in your blood or breath is at least .08%.
- >Balsama, Joseph: Felony defense Misdemeanor defense Juvenile criminal defense All other criminal matters
- Guyer, Edwin: # DUI Defense # Driver's License Suspension # Record Expungements # Traffic Violations # Underage Drinking Defense # Criminal Defense Overview # Felonies # Misdemeanors and Summaries # Refusal to Take a Chemical Test # Underage Drinking Record Expungement After Reaching Age 21 # Commercial Driver's License Suspension Defense # Drug Charges Defense # Fraud, White Collar Crime Defense # Theft, Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property Defense # Pennsylvania Schedule Conviction and Points
- Boyd & Karver: Criminal Defense Attorneys • Theft • Expungements • Misdemeanors • Traffic Offenses • DUI • Disorderly Conduct • Felony Offenses
- Morascyzk and Polochak:
defending Driving Under the Influence and criminal cases
- Williford, Donald: One of the most common consequences of a DUI is the loss or suspension of your driver's license. In addition ...possible repercussions, including: * House arrest * Suspension or revocation of license * Limitation of life activities * Fines * Incarceration
- Bradley Warren Weidenbaum: • Drunk Driving/DUI/DWI. A DUI - DWI conviction in Pennsylvania carries with it heavy penalties, including: a permanent criminal record; suspension or loss of license; increased insurance rates; community service; possible jail or prison time; alcohol assessment and treatment; probation; vehicle immobilization or forfeiture; serious fines; possible job loss. If you have been arrested or accused of drunk driving, DUI, DWI, vehicular homicide, or any other alcohol-related criminal offense, you are probably frightened, confused, and concerned about your future and that of your family. The selection of an experienced attorney is the first step towards regaining control of your life.
- Zebley, Mehalov & White: Being arrested and charged with a crime is a nerve-racking experience, whether it is a misdemeanor, felony, or related to driving under the influence (DUI / DWI).
- Camp Hill
- Neuman, Brandon:
34% DUI / DWI
33% Personal Injury
33% Equipment Finance / Leasing
- Elias Latouf: Drunk driving defense is a highly specialized legal practice that requires extensive experience and a comprehensive knowledge of DUI / DWI laws.
- Chadds Ford
- Abom & Kutulakis:
Whether this is your first DUI offense or a repeat offense, the details of the law are many, and every Pennsylvania County has their own distinct procedural steps. Your DUI defense attorney will take the time necessary to explain the consequences of a DUI conviction, including loss of license license suspension, fines and jail time. Your DUI Lawyer will advise you regarding the availability of a "bread and butter" license (Occupational Limited License) and your eligibility for a first time offender program, known in PA as ARD. you through the possibilities of driving after DUI suspension.
- Rice, Steve:
criminal, juvenile delinquency, and related cases involving felony and misdemeanor charges, including murder, assault, sex offenses, theft / fraud, drug offenses, and DUI
- Clark Summitt
- Peters Law Firm:
DUI Defense Process
The law on DUI is constantly evolving. You need to hire a lawyer to defend you in the event that you get a DUI. THERE ARE OPTIONS that exist that you will not hear about unless you hire someone who has experience handling DUIs.
Being stopped and suspected of driving under the influences is scary and humiliating. Many times you will be treated like a common criminal.
If you are suspected of DUI, you will most likely be given Field Sobriety Tests such as the Walk & Turn, the One Leg Stand, the Horizontal Eye Nystagmus and/or a Portable Breath Test.
At the booking center, police station or hospital, you will be given those tests again, and have your blood drawn or asked to submit to a breath test.
By having a license, it is “implied” that you will consent to providing a breath or blood sample.
If you refuse and proper procedures are followed, you will lose your license for 1 year simply for refusing, irrespective of the outcome on the issue of guilt of the DUI. And, your refusal can be used against you at a trial on the DUI. The license suspension for the refusal is in addition to any license suspension that results from the disposition on the DUI.
If you are detected to be "under the influence," you will most likely be detained until you are sober or until someone sober provides you a ride home.
If you are suspected of driving "under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance", you will be officially charged anywhere from immediately to days, weeks or even months after the stop depending on the practices of the jurisdiction in which you were stopped.
- Collins, Ronald: If you have been arrested or are under investigation for an alleged criminal act, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
- Samantha Roberts: DUI defense includes: * Thorough investigation of the charges * Legal motions to dismiss or reduce charges * Applying for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) * Applying for the Intermediated Punishment Program (IPP) * DUI Trials * Sentencing hearings * Driver's license reinstatement * Driving under suspended license defense * Traffic violation defense Alternative programs Under Pennsylvania law, there are alternative programs that may be available for people convicted on DUI charges. Programs such as the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition may be available for first-time offenders and offenders with no prior criminal record. The county where you have been charged may also have programs for those who do not qualify for the ARD program, such as the Intermediate Punishment Program. I work hard to fight for program options for clients who cannot afford the heavy penalties of jail time and a permanent mark on their record. Start your DUI Defense Right Away It is important to act quickly to start an effective defense.
- Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford:
You can be arrested for DUI if you are in control of a motor vehicle on
the highways or public parking lot. You need not actually operate the
car in order to be arrested and found to be in control of a motor
vehicle. If you are seated in your motor vehicle in your driveway while
the motor vehicle is running you cannot be convicted of driving under
the influence because although you are in control of a motor vehicle it
is not on a public highway. Under the same situation, if the car is
parked in front of your house, you could be arrested because the road
in front of your house is a public highway.
General Impairment Penalties
Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC
First Offense (No prior DUI offenses):
Up to 6 months probation
Alcohol Highway Safety school
Treatment when ordered by the Court
Second Offense (1 prior DUI offense)...
- Vincent Margiotti: Fight to save your license! If you drive after losing your license, you may have to pay a minimum $1,000.00 bond to get out of jail. You also will face a minimum 90 days in jail as a sentence.
- Michelle Winter: Drunk Driving Defense: A DUI charge must be taken seriously. A conviction may result in loss of driving privileges, heavy fines, and jail time.
- Ciccarelli Lawyers:
Have you been arrested or facing criminal charges in Delaware County PA? Do you need assistance with a dui or traffic matter in Media PA or on US 95? You need a criminal defense attorney who is aggressive in protecting your rights throughout Media Pa and Delaware County.
- Gultanoff & Associates: DUI and Traffic What defines a”Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Traffic offense” and how do I know if I need legal counsel? No arrest is a minor arrest if you, a family member, or friend is charged with an offense. Therefore, it is critical that you have an experienced attorney who can speak for you. In virtually all states, a conviction for DUI (driving under the influence) can have very severe and long-lasted consequences ranging from heavy fines and loss of driving privileges to an imposition of significant time in prison. For example, in Pennsylvania, intoxication or impairment can be proven in one of two ways: Blood alcohol level in excess of 0.08 for adults. Blood alcohol level in excess of 0.04 for an individual driving a commercial vehicle. Blood alcohol level in excess of 0.02 for an individual driving a school bus or school vehicle. Blood alcohol level in excess of 0.02 for minors under the age of 21 Proof that the driver or operator was impaired from the use of alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs You should not face a DUI arrest without experienced legal counsel. Do you know your rights? Gultanoff and Associates understands that your driver's license is often essential to your life. Traffic laws, however, vary from state to state; do you know what to do: If you refuse to sign a traffic ticket? After you receive a traffic ticket? If you receive ‘points' against your license? If your license is revoked or suspended? If you approach a checkpoint or roadblock? If you are pulled over and the officer requests to search your vehicle?
- Delaware Water Gap
- Reish, Brandon:
Suppressing a vehicle stop" in a DUI case refers to a motion filed by a defense lawyer that asks the Court to exclude all evidence arising from the stop of your vehicle. If the stop of the vehicle was unlawful, then the lawyer will ask the Court to exclude the evidence discovered as a result of that stop can also be suppressed (or excluded) from Trial. In order to stop a vehicle, police must have either probable cause or reasonable suspicion of a violation of the Motor Vehicle Code or Criminal Code. An officer must have either reasonable suspicion of a motor vehicle violation that must be investigated or probable cause of a completed violation of the Motor Vehicle Code or Criminal Code. In Commonwealth v. Chase, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania distinguished between investigative stops of motor vehicles and stops of motor vehicles that would not lead to additional evidence of a violation.
- Porter & Katzman:
DUI/ DWI/ ARD
- Colgan & Associates: Driving under the influence can be a very serious crime. If you are convicted, you could face severe punishments that could leave you without a license and even in jail, depending upon your circumstances. In Pennsylvania, depending upon the factors leading up to your DUI charges, you could be looking at the following penalties if you are convicted: Loss of license (suspension or revocation) Jail time Fines (ranging from $300 to $10,000) House arrest Ignition interlock device Probation Alcohol highway safety school If you have no prior drunk driving convictions on your record, you could still find yourself in jail. For example, if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .16% and you are convicted of DUI, you will be faced with a mandatory minimum sentence of three days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Drunk driving offenses are taken very seriously in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI or any other alcohol-related offense, contact an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. When you need an attorney, the legal team at the firm will provide you with the necessary legal counsel and resources that you need to help you to have the best possible chance at a favorable outcome in your case. DUI Lawyer When you are faced with losing your license, you are looking at so much more that a simple DUI conviction. Your life and livelihood can be severely affected by losing your license for an extended period of time. Most people use their vehicles to get to and from work, school or other necessary areas. Would you be able to keep your job if you couldn't drive to work? This is a very important question that you must ask yourself if you are facing DUI charges in Pennsylvania. The experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyers at the firm can help you if you have been charged with a DUI. You can get the help that you need.
- Marzzacco,Colgen: Did the arresting officer properly read you your rights before you made any statements? Was the field sobriety test correctly administered? Were the results of the breathalyzer reliable? In addition to the criminal charges involved in a DUI, you will also face an administrative hearing regarding the suspension of your drivers license.
- Wiley Group: Drunken driving (DUI) is a serious charge. You can lose your driving privileges, be put in jail, be fined thousands of dollars, and your insurance rates may skyrocket. We take DUI charges very seriously – so should you.
- Neiderhiser Law: Criminal Defense, DUI, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Divorce, Custody, Support, Elder Law, Wills, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law.
- Dougherty, David:
Summaries including Traffic Violations, Misdemeanors, Felonies, Juvenile Matters, Violations of Probation, Expungment of Records
- Rosato Law Office: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Drexle Hill
- Stapleton & Colden: By statute, any person who drives, operates or is in actual physical control of the movement of a motor vehicle in this state is deemed to have given consent to one or more chemical tests of breath, blood or urine for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content of blood or the presence of a controlled substance. If certain conditions exist, and you refuse to submit to chemical testing, the Department of Transportation will suspend your operating privileges for a period of 12 months.
- Cramer Law Office:
various types of criminal defense cases ranging from Summary Offenses, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Assault, Controlled Substance Crimes, Theft, Fraud, Firearm Crimes, etc.
- Arthur Cohen: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation
- Burns, Timothy:
from speeding tickets and DUIs to more serious matters including misdemeanors and felonies
- Aivazoglou & Mikropoulos:
Be sure to check the professional history of an attorney before you hire him or her. Most of your questions should revolve around how well they are doing with their clients and case history.
You'll also want to see if the lawyer has tried cases specifically in the jurisdiction where you were picked up for a DUI. The more experience the lawyer has with local law enforcement and the court system, the better equipped they will be when it comes to helping you win your case.
Also, it's a good idea to speak with the lawyer in person before hiring him or her. This in-person meeting will give you a brief introduction to the kind of person the lawyer is and how comfortable you feel with him or her handling your case. For instance, if the lawyer is brusque or appears to take your case lightly, then you may want to choose another lawyer.
You can also ask about the lawyer's license, where they went to school, any professional affiliations, and anything else that can help you verify their character and ability to take on your case.
- Travis, Grant C. ; Chad J. Vilushis; and Douglas G. McCormick: A D.U.I. conviction can cost a person their job, money, driver's license, and even their freedom!
- Elwood City
- Peirce, Robert:
Fighting a DUI charge can keep your criminal record clean and prevent you from dealing with hefty fines and other penalties. Our firm's primary lawyer for drunk driving defense cases has worked extensively with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A DUI can result in the loss of your job, your mobility or your rights.
- Sommers, Mitchell:
DUI / DWI
- Gardner & Stevens: Adoptions Business Law Collection Commercial Litigation Contracts Corporations, LLC Criminal Defense Custody Divorce DUI/ARD Guardianship Landlord/Tenant License Suspensions Partnerships Pre-Marital Agreements Protection from Abuse Real Estate Support Traffic Violations Unemployment Compensation Zoning
- Whittle, Jason:
Even if your breath test results exceeded .08, it may still be possible to obtain dismissal of the charge. Potentially successful defense strategies include:
Lack of probable cause to stop you
Improper administration of field sobriety tests
Inadmissible breath test results
Timing factors related to your consumption of alcohol
Other factual and legal issues
- Fairless Hills
- Elgart, Donald:
Criminal Defence/ DUI
- Kenney, John:
Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over as a drunk driver? If you were pulled over in a road block, or if police did not have probable cause to stop you, your lawyer may be able to challenge the stop in court.
Did you take a breathalyzer test? If you did not take the test, police may not have enough evidence to prove that you were driving under the influence.
Were the breathalyzer test results accurate? If the machine had not been calibrated recently or had malfunctioned in the past, your lawyer can introduce doubts about the machine's accuracy in court.
If you have no prior criminal or DUI convictions, you may be eligible for the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) in Pennsylvania. If the district attorney allows you to participate in this program, the DUI charge will not go on your public criminal record and you will not lose your driver's license.
- McKenzie Law Firm:
Criminal law is complex. When you are facing a criminal – DUI charge never attempt to defend the charge by yourself. You could end up in more trouble. If convicted, you can be sentenced to a prison term. Never take a criminal charge lightly.
A criminal conviction establishes a criminal record. If you have a criminal record, you will face many problems. Employers may be reluctant to hire you.
Mistakes can happen. Sometimes we may commit a crime without really intending to do so. Sometimes, the charge can be a false charge. A criminal attorney can assist you fight the criminal charge against you. Even if you are convicted, a criminal attorney can ensure that you get a lighter sentence. When you are charged with a crime, you have certain rights. A criminal attorney will assist will ensure that your rights are not violated.
- Roland Stock:
DUI can have serious consequences. If convicted, one can incur fines, license suspension, license revocation, probation and even go to jail. A DUI conviction can also result in the loss of your job, higher car insurance premiums, and a permanent criminal record.
- Whelan, Doyle & Pressman:
Pennsylvania DUI Law
Under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, Title 75, a person whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is .08% or higher is considered to be driving under the influence. The punishment for a DUI conviction varies based upon how high a person's BAC level is and whether it is a first, second, third or fourth offense or conviction. In addition, if a person arrested for DUI has any measurable amount of specified drugs in his or her system, the person will be punished as if they were at the highest alcohol levels.
Minors, commercial drivers, school vehicle or bus drivers, and others offenders involved in an accident that injures someone or causes property damage may be subject to the high BAC penalties even if their BAC is not in the high category. Offenders who refuse breath or chemical testing may also be subject to the highest BAC penalties. The law also allows for treatment at all levels, and requires alcohol highway safety school for all first and second time offenders.
- Christopher Adam Hemmel: DUI Scenarios A defendant is placed in the Tier 1 category if there is no personal injury and no property damage resulting from operation of the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The BAC must be between .08 and .099 to fit onto this tier. Generally speaking, only 5% of all DUI arrests in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania fall into the Tier 1 category. First Offense Upon conviction for the first offense, a Tier 1 offender will not lose their driving license, will be allowed up to six months of probation, shall pay a $300 fine and shall attend alcohol, highway and safety school if the court so orders. Second Offense Upon conviction for the second offense, a Tier 1 offender will lose their driving license for 12 months, will be sentenced to serve between 5 days and six months in prison, shall pay a $300 to $2,500 fine, shall attend alcohol, highway and safety school if the court so orders and, upon the reinstatement of driving privileges, shall install an ignition interlock system which will remain on the vehicle for a period of one year. Third or Subsequent Offense Upon conviction for the third offense, a Tier 1 offender will lose their driving license for 12 months, will be sentenced to serve between 10 days and two years in prison, shall pay a $500 to $5,000 fine, shall attend alcohol, highway and safety school if the court so orders and, upon the reinstatement of driving privileges, shall install an ignition interlock system which will remain on the vehicle for a period of one year. ARD is available as an option for Tier 1 First Offenses
- Fort Washington
- Knox, Timoney: * DUI, driving under the influence, drunk driving * Drug offenses (including school zone or weight mandatories) * Homicide (including death penalty cases) * White collar crime (embezzlement, money laundering, conspiracy, fraud) * Illegal firearm/weapon possession and use * Domestic cases (including PFA cases) * Theft charges (robbery, burglary, retail theft, embezzlement) * Probation and parole violations * Traffic citations * Juvenile offenses * Expungement, pardon, record clearing
- Marchalk, Gary: Family Law Š Criminal Defense Š Auto Accidents Commercial & Residential Real Estate Transactions Title Searches Š Wills and Trusts Š Probate Law Breach of Contract and Commercial Disputes
- Michael F. Dunn: Life can change overnight when you've been arrested for DUI. Many have escaped arrest merely by not being in the wrong place at the wrong time. For those who are arrested, punishment can be severe. If your case is not defensible or dismissible, you hope for as little punishment as possible concerning fines, jail time, convictions on your criminal record, and license suspensions.
- Antanavage, Farbiarz & Antanavage:
Family Limited Partnerships
Family Farm Trusts
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
Real Estate and Land Development (Residential and Commercial)
Acquisition and Disposition of Properties, including representation at real estate closings
Financing and Re-financing
Property Owner Counseling
Land Development, including subdivision and zoning matters
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Protection from Abuse (PFA)
Traffic Offenses (Summary and Common Pleas level)
Driving While Under the Influence
Small Business Counseling
- LaRosa & Natasi:
Plaintiffs Personal Injury,
Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Support,
Criminal, D.U.I., License Suspensions and Violations,
Social Security Disability,
Estate Planning and Litigation, Probate,
Commercial Litigation and Real Estate.
- Emhof, Joseph: Many people accused of DUI in Pennsylvania have never been in trouble with the law before. Being caught up in the criminal justice system can be a frightening and confusing experience. And the consequences can be severe: jail time, loss of drivers license, and large fines can combine to turn one's life upside-down. In some cases, failure to act quickly after the arrest can result in irreparable harm to your interests. It is crucial that anyone accused of DUI seek the advice of a knowledgeable Pennsylvania DUI lawyer as soon as possible after the arrest.
- Klemeyer, Farley & Bernathy:
• DUI • DWI • Car Accidents • Traffic Law • Motor Vehicle Offenses
- Borden, Randolph: Criminal law DUI Civil litigation Wills Personal injury Accidents Personal injury and property damage Drug charges
- Olexa Law Office: DUI Services Include: DUI/DWI cases House arrest ARD programs Driving while suspended Refusals License suspensions
- Dougherty, Daniel:
• Auto Accidents
• Asset Protection
• Bail Bonds
• Bail Reduction
• Bodily Injury Claims
• Civil Litigation
• Contested Wills
• Creditors Rights
• Debt Collection
• Criminal Appeals
• Diversion Programs
• Criminal Defense
• Document Preparation
• Domestic Partnerships
• Drugs & Narcotics Offenses
• Elder Law
• Drunk & Disorderly Conduct
• Estate & Probate Settlements
• Drunk Driving
• Family Businesses
• Foreclosures & Repossession
• Habitual Offenders
• Hardship & Probationary Licenses
• Healthcare Issues
• Hit & Run Accidents
• Jail Consultations
• Living Trusts
• License Reinstatement Assistance
• Living Wills
• Medical Collections
• Municipal Courts
• Missing Heirs
• Reckless Driving
• Suspended Licenses
• Reckless Endangerment
• Record Expungement
• Record Sealing
• Wills–Estate Planning
• State Courts
• Wrongful Death
• Traffic Violations
• Zero Tolerance Defense
• Vehicular Homicide
• Vehicular Manslaughter
- Newman, Neal: If you have been charged with a traffic offense, or driving under the influence (DUI), an experienced lawyer can help guide you through this ordeal. The consequences of a conviction can be significant, including jail time, license suspension, increased insurance premiums, and other substantial penalties or fines. It is important to have an attorney who fully understands the law and who will work closely with you to help you make informed decisions that are in your best interests.
- Katzenstein, Robert: If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you may be surprised at just how many DWI / DUI charges can be reduced or dismissed due to police infractions. Outcomes may be won because of illegal Stop, Search & Seizure procedures, misconstrued information given to arrestees concerning their rights, and lack of informed consent regarding the administration of probative tests like the Field Sobriety Test (FST), the Breathalyzer, or the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) examination.
- Donaldson Law Office:
A DUI can happen to just about anyone, and if not dealt with properly, it can have longstanding consequences as far as the criminal justice system—and one's career and/or school.
- Krol, Theodore: DUI defense and criminal defense Divorce , child custody, and child support Auto accidents and personal injury Successful jury trials with major felonies / misdemeanors
- Campbell, Oressa: Criminal Law Misdemeanors Felonies Summary Offenses Expungement DUI Protection From Abuse (PFA) Family Law Custody Actions Divorce Adoption Mediation Services Custody Actions Divorce Settlement Agreements Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- Hundington Valley
- Howland, Hess, Guinan, Torpey, Cassidy & O'Connell: The new Pennsylvania Drunk Driving law carries more serious penalties than the previous DUI law. Depending on your blood alcohol content and previous offenses, if any, penalties vary from probation to jail time, and from no driver's license suspension to very lengthy license suspensions.
- Kauffman, Thomas:
Civil Litigation; Criminal Litigation; Personal Injury Law; Mineral Rights Law with emphasis on coal, oil and gas; Wills and Estates; Real Estate Law; and Business Formation.
- Robert Muir: Did you know that if you have ever been charged with a crime, even if you were not convicted, that charge stays on your criminal record? In addition to criminal defense work, I assist clients seeking to have their criminal records cleared through expungement.
- Clegg Law Office:
Divorce, Family Law, Custody, Support, Real Estate Tax Appeals, DUI and Traffic Law
- Donovan, James:
1st and repeat offenders
License suspension and restoration
- Kennett Square
- King of Prussia
- Pizonka, Reilley, Bello & McGrory:
DUI or DWI defense
First offense DWI arrest defense
Challenging blood tests and breathalyzers
Responding to refusals
Challenging field sobriety tests
Effective advocacy in court
DMV hearings and administrative hearings
- Ames, Richard: Bankruptcy (both business and individual) Family Law Divorce Child Custody Child Support Protection From Abuse DUI Criminal Law Real Estate Closings Wills & Trusts
- Yost, Debra: Family Law - Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support Criminal Law - DUI, Preliminary Hearings, Traffic Violations
- Richard Ames: The first step in the lengthy legal process you are about to enter will be the scheduling of a Preliminary Hearing at the district justice level. Talk to any judge and he will tell you that the legal purpose of this hearing is to allow the district justice to make a determination as to whether the police have enough evidence to hold your case for trial. Don't hold your breath though. Courts rarely turns down a police officer's case. Often a lawyer will simply advise you to waive your preliminary hearing. Sometimes he'll use the hearing to try to find out exactly what the police know and what they don't know about your case. Talk to your attorney about it.
- Brian Koch: Many criminal cases can be resolved through negotiations between a seasoned criminal lawyer and a reasonable prosecutor. But not all cases can or should be resolved in that manner. Experience in pre-trial motion practice, suppression hearings and jury trials are important to the effective defense of a person charged with having committed a crime.
- Kelm, Amy:
Criminal Law Attorneys, Traffic Law Attorneys, DUI/DWI Attorneys, Vehicular Accident Attorneys, Accident Attorneys
- Pascal, Charles: There are many ways to successfully defend against a DUI charge. Don't just assume that there's no hope of beating a DUI charge. An experienced DUI attorney will be able to evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid defense. At
- Lehigh Valley
- DaRe & Gough:
DUIs & Traffic
Custody & Support
- Rapa Law Office:
Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both has extremely harsh consequences in Pennsylvania. Whether you are facing your first DUI charge or have prior DUI charges, choosing the right defense lawyer to protect your interests is an important and timely step you need to take.
- BMZ LAW: Personal Injury Auto Accidents Truck Accidents Bankruptcy Criminal Law Workers' Compensation Medical Malpractice Trusts and Estate Planning Real Estate Family Law
- Corey Riddell: A mandatory sentence of two days in jail is required for a first conviction. A mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in jail is required if the defendant has once been convicted or given ARD for DUI during the previous seven years.
- Lower Burrell
- Dennis Shean: Perhaps you or a family member are accused of committing a serious crime, or are charged with DUI or a traffic offense.