It is entirely possible to beat a DUI or DWI in court, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Until you have been convicted and sentenced, you are not guilty in the eyes of the law and it is up to the prosecutors to prove your guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Winning a DUI is possible whether you’ve been charged with a first DUI, second DUI or multiple DUIs.
Just because you failed a Breathalyzer or blood test, does not automatically mean you will be found guilty in court. A recent (2016) U.S. Supreme Court Ruling – The Birchfield Ruling – could actually mean that a past DUI conviction could be overturned or the sentencing could be drastically reduced, depending on the specifics of your case. Consult with our DUI lawyers to learn more – we offer free consultations.
It is possible for the police to have made a mistake or not have followed proper procedures, or for the testing device to have given inaccurate results – and if that can be proven, your case could be dismissed entirely.
See below for more information on several ways you can win a DUI in PA.
It could well be worth it for an experienced attorney to look into your case. A good DUI attorney can make all the difference in whether or not you will get sentenced to jail, lose your license, be forced to pay huge fines and have a criminal record publicly visible to anyone who runs a background check.
If you are wondering whether it is worth it to hire a DUI lawyer to defend against your DUI charges, you should understand all the legalities that may make it possible to win in court or have your charges significantly reduced.
Penalties for a DUI in Pennsylvania are very harsh, including jail time, license suspension and hefty fines and court fees. The fees for hiring a DUI lawyer may be significantly less than the fines you face upon conviction.
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It is possible to challenge police evidence and procedures as well as Breathalyzer, blood or urine test results. Consider the following possibilities for beating a DUI case in Pennsylvania:
These are just a few instances that could allow for your DUI to be dismissed or your sentence reduced. Every DUI case is unique and you should discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced DUI attorney to know best how to proceed.
There is no charge in speaking to Pittsburgh DUI Attorney Christopher Thomas – call him today for a free consultation.
Losing your license is a real infringement on your freedom. Having to rely on others – to get places, to go out, to take your kids to school – can be a costly headache. You may find yourself having to return several favors to a friend to repay her for that one lift to your doctor’s appointment.
Not only can losing your license be costly and a real burden, but consider all the added future costs: paying higher automobile insurance premiums, paying people to give you rides, missing out on possible employment and college opportunities.
The consequences of a DUI conviction could be devastating – on your future, your wallet and your personal life.
But no case is ever hopeless – whether this is your first DUI in PA or if you have been charged with a felony DUI, you have the right to fight back and challenge your DUI charges.
Talk to an experienced PA Criminal Attorney – get a free consultation today.
At SMT Legal, we defend clients every day who face DUI charges. We have the experience to fully investigate DUI cases and find fault with the prosecution’s argument in order to get DUI cases dismissed or have the sentencing and fines reduced.
If you would like to speak to an attorney, free of charge, about your case — contact Pittsburgh DUI Attorney Christopher Thomas today.
Attorney Thomas is here to answer your questions, listen to your situation, explain your rights and offer the best steps to defending your rights and your freedom.
Our DUI attorneys represent people charged with DUI and DUI Felony in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Beaver County, Washington County, Indiana County and all of Western Pennsylvania.