Defending Your License Against DUI Charges
Many people make the mistake of assuming their first offense for a DUI is not a big deal. The reality is that while the first offense can have considerable consequences, it also makes any future convictions worse as well. When any charges for a DUI can become a major problem, getting a defense from an experienced criminal defense team can become a major advantage in your case.
At Santicola, Steele & Fedeles, P.C., our lawyers have more than 70 years of combined experience defending clients against criminal charges in Pennsylvania. We know how to pick apart the prosecution to overcome charges, negotiate to reduce charges and explore all available options for defending you.
The Penalties Of Conviction
Depending on how many prior DUI convictions you have, the charges you are currently facing will have different penalties. For a first conviction, you can expect to receive sentencing like:
- Up to six months of probation
- $300 in fines
- Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (ARD) or DUI school in exchange for reducing any sentencing as well
“Deana’s Law” is a Pennsylvania law that also cracks down on repeat offenders with more severe sentencing. Multiple offenders can face more severe sentencing such as:
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- One year of a license suspension
- Up to six months in prison
- One year of an ignition interlock device
Our goal as your legal representation is to minimize the charges you are facing and the sentencing that comes with it. We look into options for defending you like proving a lack of probable cause in your arrest or lack of or tampered evidence of your intoxication, and also explore negotiating to dismiss or reduce your charges.
Put Your Defense In Good Hands
If you are facing DUI charges, do not make the mistake of hoping for a slap on the wrist. Let us act as your defenders through your case to keep your record as clean as possible.