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.
I am Michael F. Dunn, Attorney at Law. At my Glenside, Pennsylvania, law firm, I represent people who have been accused of drunk driving — with the goal of minimizing or eliminating potential penalties of DUI.
Criminal Defense Attorney Helping You Fight DUI Penalties
When someone has been arrested for DUI, the first thing he or she often wants to know is the penalties he or she will face. I tell him or her that each situation is unique. DUI penalties, like jail time and fines, are based on your number of prior offenses and blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the arrest.
You will face penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol beyond jail time and fines. Your driver’s license will be jeopardized. Treatment for alcoholism may be an option for you. House arrest, a sentence that requires you to wear an ankle bracelet for monitoring, may be an option as well. You may also be required to have an ignition interlock device placed in your car to test your breath for alcohol before your car will start. Your insurance rates could go up as well.
Many times, depending on the circumstances, a DWI defense attorney may be able to negotiate a disposition that allows you to avoid these potentially serious consequences. You may also be able to have your criminal record cleared — or expunged — after all matters have been concluded.
Contact Me To Avoid the Consequences Of A DUI Conviction
As a criminal defense lawyer since 1980, I have handled hundreds of DUI defense cases and have learned the best ways to protect your rights, your freedom and your driving privileges. Contact me — Michael F. Dunn — by calling 215-572-0955 or by completing my online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.