Experienced Pennsylvania DUI Attorney Protects Drivers’ Rights
York, PA law firm defends clients against criminal prosecution
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania is a common crime, but the penalties are so severe that a conviction could significantly affect you now and in the future. At Marros Law Office, LLC in York, PA, I fight aggressively to shield my clients from the consequences of a DUI conviction. My goal is help you avoid problems like a driver’s license suspension, jail time and heavy fines.
What are the consequences of a DUI in Pennsylvania?
The legal limit for alcohol in Pennsylvania for noncommercial drivers is less than a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 percent. If you exceed the state’s DUI legal limit for a first offense DUI, you may be arrested and face the following penalties:
- 0.08-0.09 percent BAC — Probation for up to six months, approximately $300 in fines and attendance at an alcohol safety school.
- 0.10-0.159 percent BAC — A minimum of 48 hours and up to six months in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, driver’s license suspension for 12 months and attendance at an alcohol safety school.
- 0.16 percent BAC and higher — A minimum of 72 hours and up to six months in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, driver’s license suspension for 12 months and attendance at an alcohol safety school.
These fines don’t include court fees or consider any prior DUI offenses or aggravating circumstances, which could make the penalties harsher. You should always speak with a knowledgeable DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest.
Why you need a seasoned DUI attorney
Too many people make the mistake of not taking their DUI arrest seriously. If you’ve been charged with DUI in Pennsylvania, you need a skilled DUI lawyer in your corner from day one. An arrest is not the same thing as a conviction, but if you ignore the charges, you are likely to lose your driving privileges, face other types of punishment and might even have difficulty securing employment in the future.
I have over 20 years of experience crafting solid defense strategies for clients throughout the York, PA area. I will make sure your side of the story gets told and my firm will do everything possible to get your charges dismissed or reduced.
Possible defense strategies for your DUI case
The police must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop a motorist and probable cause has to exist if the motorist is to be arrested on a DUI charge. If the proper legal grounds were not present at the time, your charges might be dismissed even if evidence during the stop revealed that there was impaired driving. My law firm enforces the constitutional rights of every client accused of serious crimes such as DUI.
I know how to spot errors in police procedure that can be grounds for the exclusion of key evidence and even result in a case dismissal. For example, the authorities might use DUI testing equipment that wasn’t calibrated correctly. I will examine every detail of your case to develop the best defense strategy possible.
Contact a qualified Pennsylvania DUI lawyer for a free consultation
Marros Law Office, LLC represents people throughout York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Adams and Cumberland counties who have been charged with DUI and other crimes. Please call 717-668-8185 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.