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Philadelphia DUI Attorneys

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, Levin & Lindheim 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:

  1. General Impairment: BAC between .08 and .099 percent. Cases with undetermined BAC also fall under this.
  2. High BAC: If your BAC is between .10 and .159 percent.
  3. 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, Levin & Lindheim 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.

Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome

Assault Injury

$1 Million

Tractor-Trailer Accident

$10 Million

Bicycle Accident

$4.8 Million

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In the Media

Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insights and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

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Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized RepresentationWe understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
  • Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

Talk to Our Experienced Team

Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.

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