Pennsylvania DUI Defense Attorney
You Can Fight a Pennsylvania DWI
Pulled over for a DUI in Pennsylvania? Your freedom, driving privileges, and job prospects are on the line. Fortunately, with the help of our skilled DUI defense attorneys at Logue Law Group, you can build a strong case to protect your rights, financial stability, and driver’s license.
At Logue Law Group, we offer a dynamic and effective approach to DUI defense in Washington. Our experienced Washington PA DUI attorneys understand the ins and outs of Pennsylvania DUI laws and are committed to designing excellent defense strategies tailored to your specific case.
Don’t wait. Reach out to Logue Law Group online or at (412) 389-0805 or (844) PITT-DUI.
DUI Penalties – Washington Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
When it comes to DUI penalties, Pennsylvania throws the book at offenders, taking into account prior convictions and intoxication levels. For a comprehensive guide on the specific penalties in Pennsylvania, check out our Driver’s License Penalties page.
ARD – Like Probation for First-Time Offenders
But here’s some good news for first-time offenders: We work tirelessly to minimize the impact of a DUI arrest through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Instead of enduring lengthy court proceedings, jail time, and other penalties, we can help you qualify for ARD. This program allows eligible individuals to attend supervised meetings, complete an Alcohol Highway Safety School course, or fulfill other court-imposed conditions during a two-year probationary period.
Successfully completing the ARD program means your DUI charge gets dismissed, and your arrest can be expunged from your record. However, if you don’t meet the program requirements or get arrested for DUI within 10 years, you’ll face serious consequences, including reinstatement of charges and being labeled a repeat offender.
Am I Eligible?
Are you eligible for the ARD program? Well, eligibility is determined by the District Attorney, who has the discretion to make that call. But don’t worry, many first-time offenders do qualify for ARD, although it’s worth noting that not everyone does. Just remember, if your DUI resulted in serious injury or death to another person, or if there was a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle at the time of your arrest, then you won’t be eligible for ARD.
Now, let’s talk about whether ARD is the right choice for you. It’s important to consult your Washington PA criminal attorney for their expert opinion, especially if they believe you have a solid case to fight the charges.
DUI and Drugs Defense
But wait, there’s more! Even if you have a prior DUI conviction, don’t lose hope. There are still options available to you.
As your Washington PA DUI attorney, I’ll leave no stone unturned in building a strong defense for your case. I’ll carefully examine police reports and gather evidence to fight for you. Together, we’ll aim to have the charges dropped or, at the very least, minimize the penalties to the greatest extent.
We must also address drugged-driving arrests, also known as DUIDs. Prosecuting these cases can be challenging as establishing impairment can be difficult. However, Pennsylvania law allows the admission of circumstantial evidence in trial, which means a jury can convict without concrete proof of drug use. But don’t worry, I’ll work tirelessly to counter such circumstantial evidence and persuade the jury that you were not under the influence of drugs. For example, I can challenge the use of a drug recognition expert (DRE) or question the validity of drug tests conducted to diagnose your condition.
Attorney Sean Logue • DUI Defense • 412-389-0805 or (844) PITT-DUI
When facing a DUI charge, it’s crucial to have a specialized criminal defense attorney on your side. Logue Law is the answer.
Our attorney, Sean Logue, combines aggressiveness with professionalism. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, explore your options, and work towards achieving the best possible outcome given your circumstances.
For presenting your side of the case, you need a DUI lawyer in Washington, and Sean Logue is the attorney you need. If you require an effective Pennsylvania DWI defense, contact our law firm today at 412-389-0805 or (844) PITT-DUI.
Anyone can find themselves facing a DUI charge, regardless of their character and reputation. There are various types of DUI charges that you might encounter. With the help of a skilled and experienced Washington criminal defense attorney, you can effectively defend against all types of charges.
When an individual under the age of 21 operates a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, they commit the offense of Underage DUI. In Pennsylvania, where the legal drinking age is 21, the standards for DUI charges imposed on drivers below this age are stringent. If an underage driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02% or higher, they will face DUI charges. The same holds true if there is any evidence of drug consumption. Pennsylvania has implemented stricter measures against underage DUI in recent years, resulting in progressively increasing fines and penalties.
Holders of a Pennsylvania commercial driver’s license (CDL) are subject to even stricter DUI laws. Commercial vehicle operators who possess a CDL must adhere to much lower BAC limits compared to non-commercial drivers. The legal limit for CDL holders driving a commercial vehicle is 0.04%. Professional drivers convicted of driving under the influence face severe penalties that can negatively impact their livelihood. Moreover, receiving a DUI while operating a personal vehicle can also jeopardize their professional CDL license, as both will be suspended.
If you’re not a Pennsylvania resident and get charged with a DUI in the state, it’s not just your home state that you need to worry about. Pennsylvania also has a say in it. Dealing with the DUI charge might mean constantly shuttling between states or extending your stay in Pennsylvania. Here’s the tricky part – most states share DUI charge information through a consortium. So if your state is a member, you can’t escape the consequences.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs:
The Washington area has seen a significant rise in drug-related DUI cases over the past decade. While people are familiar with the laws regarding alcohol and driving, many may not be aware of Pennsylvania’s equally strict laws for drug driving. It’s against the law to be in control of a vehicle while under the influence of any drug or controlled substance. Chemical tests can reveal drug impairment, which can lead to charges of driving under the influence of drugs.
DUI and Prescription Drugs
Did you know that some prescription drugs can have highly intoxicating effects? Taking these drugs and then getting behind the wheel can land you with a drugged driving charge. The most common substances in prescription drugs, like hydrocodone, codeine, and oxycodone, are major contributors to DUI charges. But it’s not just prescription drugs – even over-the-counter medications like Benadryl can make you drowsy and impair your driving ability, leading to DUI charges. Always read the labels on drug packaging carefully and follow the recommended guidelines.
Driving under the influence is never to be taken lightly, regardless of the form it takes. If you find yourself facing a DUI arrest, our team at Logue Law, led by Washington criminal defense attorney Sean Logue, is here to help. With our in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania’s DUI laws, we will vigorously defend you and strive for the best possible outcome. We’re available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to contact us at (844) PITT-DUI or 412-389-0805, or visit our website for more information. Your initial consultation is free. Trust Logue Law to serve Washington, PA, Ohio, and West Virginia with pride.
If you’re facing DUI charges, remember not to delay in seeking the assistance of an attorney. Having a dedicated, experienced, and trained Washington PA DUI lawyer by your side can make a significant impact on your future, even beyond your court date.
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