Recent changes in Pennsylvania’s DUI laws have made it easier than ever to be charged with an alcohol related driving offense. A person is guilty of drunk driving when he or she drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and is under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any chemical or controlled substance to the extent that his or her mental faculties are impaired or when his or her blood alcohol level (BAC) is above the legal limit for the state.
All offenses that involve the operation of a vehicle (whether the vehicle is land-borne or water-borne) while intoxicated are criminal law matters, which could potentially incur a felony conviction and possibly a prison sentence, depending on how serious the charges are.
In addition to the criminal drunk driving charges brought against you, Pennsylvania’s department of motor vehicles can also take administrative action against you if you are arrested for drunk driving. Typical administrative sanctions include license suspension, mandatory evaluation or treatment, fees, and education.
Because drunk driving laws are complex, you not only need to hire a lawyer, but one who specifically specializes in DUI defense. Carosella & Associates knows that some of the enforcement and judicial procedures are unconstitutional and violate motorists’ rights. We are well versed with the different sobriety tests and their varying accuracy levels. Don’t give up your rights.
If you have been charged with a DUI you may be facing jail time, the suspension/revocation of your driving privileges and/or substantial monetary penalties. If you have been charged with an alcohol or drug related driving offense, you need to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.