A DUI/DWI arrest can change your life overnight. Punishment can be severe with long-term consequences. If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you hope that your case is dismissed or that you get the lowest possible punishment. I encourage you to seek counsel from a highly skilled attorney. As a DUI defense attorney since 1980, I will provide an aggressive criminal defense to help turn your hopes into reality.
A Reputation For Successful DUI Defense
I have developed one of the most successful DUI defense law practices in the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, area. People turn to me because of my legal expertise that spans over 35 years and my reputation for providing affordable, aggressive and effective legal representation. Many people are referred to me by past clients who have been satisfied with my successful representation of their case. I also receive referrals from other lawyers who know my reputation for successfully fighting DUI charges.
I provide each of my clients with the personal, individual attention he or she expects and deserves. When you choose me as your DUI defense attorney, you will find me easily accessible. I will keep in touch with you throughout your case. I never forget that you are depending on me, and I am always here for you.
I want to help you:
- Stay out of jail
- Avoid fines
- Avoid driver’s license suspension
- Avoid conviction and a criminal record
Thorough Investigation And A Personalized Case Plan
My job is to fight to get you the most favorable outcome in light of the circumstances of your case. I examine the facts of your DUI defense case, searching for any mistakes or weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Some of the questions I ask in my investigation include:
- Was the stop legal? Was there probable cause to pull you over in the first place?
- Was the search legal?
- Did the officer inappropriately cross into the next township when pulling you over?
- Was the field sobriety blood or breath test administered correctly?
- Was the operator properly certified to administer the test?
- Was the evidence handled correctly?
- Did the machine read accurately?
- Did your case involve refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test?
An Aggressive Approach To DUI In Montgomery County
I will thoroughly explore all avenues to defend against your DUI charges, even if your charges involve vehicular homicide. Aggressive negotiation can be more efficient than costly litigation. If I am not able to successfully resolve your case by a dismissal or through plea negotiation, I am willing to take your case to trial to get you the best results.
Contact me, a Montgomery County, DUI defense attorney, knowledgeable regarding all alcohol-related cases at 215-572-0955 for a free, straightforward assessment of your case. With an office in Glenside, I represent clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.
When a person is pulled over for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, he or she is typically asked to take a breath test. While that person has the right to refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer test, the result of doing so is an automatic one-year driver's license suspension. This becomes an administrative matter that is completely separate from DUI/DWI charges and must be addressed separately.
Drunk driving convictions can have a serious effect on your commercial driver's license (CDL). If you are convicted of a first DUI, you will lose your CDL for a year. If you are convicted of a second or subsequent DUI, you will lose it permanently.
For most people, the ability to drive is an everyday necessity. You may need to drive to work, to school, to the store or to visit friends and family. The loss of your driver's license is really the loss of your ability to conveniently do the things you must on a regular basis. If you have been threatened with driver's license suspension, I can help.
If you hold an occupational or professional license, a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) can have far-reaching consequences. In addition to fines, a driver's license suspension and possible jail time, your reputation and career could be damaged. The best way to mitigate these kinds of consequences is by working with a lawyer who has experience defending licensed professionals against DUI/DWI charges.
Were you charged with a criminal offense in your past and seeking clean slate? Are you currently charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs and worried about how a conviction will affect your record? You need a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the expungement process and help you clear your criminal record in Pennsylvania.
A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) can happen to anybody who simply makes an error in judgment. And with greater frequency, the police in Montgomery County, and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, are cracking down on driving under the influence. The penalties for drunk driving are getting harsher over time — even if you have only had a small amount to drink.
If you have been stopped and the officer suspected that you were drinking and driving, there is a good chance that the officer administered one or more field sobriety tests. These tests often play an important role in your arrest for DUI.
While any DUI/DWI arrest can have a devastating impact on your life, a second or subsequent one can result in a permanent, life-altering change. If you have been arrested and charged with a second or third DUI, talk to a lawyer highly experienced with handling multiple DUI charges in Montgomery County and who will immediately to take action to help you.
College is the place to learn new things, often through trial and error. Unfortunately, when a college student is arrested for underage drinking or drunk driving, this mistake can haunt him or her for years to come.
If you are in an accident and someone is killed, it is likely that charges of "homicide by vehicle" (usually called vehicular manslaughter) will be filed against you — especially if you allegedly violated some part of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, like drinking while driving.