You Can Fight a Pennsylvania DWI
A driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in Pennsylvania can result in the loss of your driver's license and your freedom. It can also mean increased auto insurance rates, and it can interfere with your ability to drive to, or for, your work. With the assistance of a lawyer skilled in Pennsylvania DUI defense, however, you can build a case that preserves your freedom, your finances and your driving privileges.
Logue law, in Pittsburgh, is a young, aggressive and effective alternative to other services you may encounter in seeking your criminal defense. Our skilled attorney knows how to create an effective Pennsylvania DWI/DUI defense for you.
Contact us online or at 412-389-0805 or 1-844-PITT-DUI.DUI Penalties - Pittsburgh Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
Penalties for drinking and driving in Pennsylvania vary widely, depending on your number of prior convictions, level of intoxication and other factors. Please read our Driver's License Penalties page for more information on penalties specific to Pennsylvania DUI.
Pennsylvania DUI Penalties (Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)ARD - Like Probation for First-Time Offenders
When applicable, we work to eliminate serious consequences for a first-time DUI arrest through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.
ARD allows accused offenders to avoid lengthy court proceedings, jail time and other penalties in exchange for attending supervised meetings, completing a court-mandated Alcohol Highway Safety School course or meeting other conditions imposed by the court, during a two-year probationary period.
The good news is that if you successfully complete the ARD program, your DUI charge will be dropped and your arrest can be expunged from your criminal record.
However, if you are convicted of a second DUI or fail to meet requirements during the ARD period, your charges will be reinstated. Moreover, if you complete the ARD program but are arrested for DUI within 10 years, you will be charged as a repeat offender.Am I Eligible?
First, ARD is a program available at the discretion of the District Attorney. That being said, many first-timers are eligible for the ARD program, but not all. You are not eligible for ARD if your DUI seriously injured or killed another person, or if a child younger than 14 was in the vehicle at the time of your arrest.
Further, ARD may not be a good choice if your attorney believes you can fight your charge and win.DUI and Drugs Defense
Even if you have a prior DUI conviction, your cause is not lost; not by a long shot!
As your attorney, I will scour police reports and other records for evidence to fight for you. When possible, I will work to have your charges dropped or, at the very least, limit the penalties as much as possible.
Drugged-driving arrests (sometimes called DUIDs) present particular problems for prosecutors. It is often difficult to prove you are impaired. However, Pennsylvania law allows for circumstantial evidence to be admitted in a trial. As a result, a jury can convict you without concrete proof that you were using a drug. As your attorney, I can try to counter circumstantial evidence to persuade a jury that you were not intoxicated by a drug - for instance, by proving the police did not use a drug recognition expert (DRE) or appropriate drug tests to diagnose your condition.Attorney Sean Logue · DUI Defense · 412-389-0805 or 1-844-PITT-DUI
When fighting a DUI charge, it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who focuses on DUI almost exclusively. Logue law meets that requirement.
Our aggressive but professional attorney, Sean Logue, will take the time to listen to your concerns, investigate your options and help you get the best possible result given your circumstances.
You need an attorney to present your side of the case, and Sean Logue is that attorney. If you need an effective Pennsylvania DWI defense, call our law firm at 412-389-0805 or 1-844-PITT-DUI today.