Achieving Positive Results in DUI Cases
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges are widespread, particularly during holidays or weekends. Although many attempt to manage their DUI cases without legal assistance, the outcomes are often disheartening. Therefore, residents across Chester County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, and beyond New Jersey's borders turn to van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin for reliable representation. Our accomplished Philadelphia DUI attorneys work tirelessly to protect your rights, freedom, and future.
DUI Conviction Penalties in Pennsylvania
DUI convictions carry various penalties, including misdemeanor criminal charges, license suspension, fines, community service, alcohol and drug treatment, safe driving courses, vehicle ignition interlocks, incarceration, and probation. Penalties vary depending on the case's specifics, with prior DUI offenses possibly influencing the court's decision. Trust our skilled Philadelphia DUI attorneys, known for successfully mitigating or dismissing DUI charges, to safeguard your driving privileges and liberty.
The Role of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in DUI Charges
Under Pennsylvania law, DUI penalties correlate with your BAC. There are three categories:
- General Impairment: BAC between .08 and .099 percent. Cases with undetermined BAC also fall under this.
- High BAC: If your BAC is between .10 and .159 percent.
- Highest BAC: BAC of .16 and higher, or under the influence of controlled substances, or refusal to undergo BAC testing.
The BAC results aren't foolproof, with occasional errors in tests and administration. A competent Philadelphia DUI attorney can undertake a thorough investigation and aggressive defense to reduce penalties.
Implications of Multiple DUI Convictions
First-time offenders generally receive treatment and rehabilitation, but penalties become severe with multiple DUI offenses, including increased fines, extended license suspensions, mandatory costly interlock systems, and potential for longer jail time. With prior convictions, you need a powerful DUI defense attorney. Our firm is committed to battling against your charges, always striving for the best outcome.
Are You Facing a DUI Charge? Get in Touch with a Tenacious Philadelphia DUI Attorney
Law enforcement pursues DUI offenses swiftly; hence, securing an attorney post-haste is crucial. Reach out to van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin online or call 215-461-3467 for a free initial consultation. We're available 24/7 to strategize your defense. Alternatively, visit our downtown Philadelphia office near the Jefferson SEPTA station.