Driving Under the Influence (DUI) – Criminal Defense

Were you recently pulled over by the police or involved in a car accident? Were you under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance at the time? If so, contact my office immediately at (610) 744-2500.

I understand how terrifying being pulled over can be. Most people that are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) are first-time offenders and have never had contact with the police before. If you were under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance there is a possibility that you may be charged with a crime if you have not already been.

Being charged with a crime is serious and the consequences if convicted can be even more severe. You could face the possibility of jail time, a loss of license and excessive fines. In Pennsylvania, a first time DUI offender with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .16% or above at the time of an incident can face a mandatory minimum sentence of 72 hours in jail.

I know how frightening the possibility of jail may be. I can help you navigate the comprehensive criminal justice system. I have guided many individuals through the criminal process and have successfully kept them out of jail. I understand the law and will fight for your rights.

For a free consultation, call (610) 744-2500 today.

Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)

Have you been charged with driving under the influence (DUI)? Is this the first time that you have ever been criminally charged? If so, then you may be eligible for a first-time offender program. In Pennsylvania, a first-time DUI offender may apply for a program known as Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD).

ARD is a program which has been approved by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for first-time offenders. The ARD program is specifically designed for individuals who have no prior criminal record and are amendable to treatment. The program allows eligible individuals to complete several treatment requirements in exchange for avoiding jail time and a DUI conviction.

Upon successful completion of the ARD program individuals may petition the court for expungement of their criminal record.

Call (610) 744-2500 to discuss whether you may be eligible for the ARD program.