You Can Fight a Pennsylvania DWI
Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania can mean the loss of your driving privileges and your freedom. In addition, your auto insurance rates will increase, and it can prevent you from driving yourself to, or for, your job. With the aid of an attorney who is skilled in the defense of DUI cases in Pennsylvania, however, you can construct a case that allows you to keep your freedom, your money, and your driver’s license.
Logue Law, in Pittsburgh, is a young, aggressive, and effective alternative to other attorney’s offices you may come across when looking for a criminal defense lawyer. The skilled attorneys in our office know how to design an excellent defense for your DWI/DUI charges.
Contact Logue Law 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, your 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.