A DUI can have a disastrous effect on your life and the life of others. One seemingly harmless drink at a party can have dire and highly detrimental consequences. Drunk driving accidents and arrests happen every day. Yet despite their frequent occurrence, DUI cases can be some of the most difficult to defend.
According to Pennsylvania DUI statistics for 2008 alone, there were 459 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.8% or more. That is more than one death per day due to drunk driving and driving under the influence.
In the state of Pennsylvania, a first-time drunk driving offense may result in a $300 fine, up to 150 hours of community service, mandatory minimum 6 months probation, and no license suspension (for the first offense). However, if your blood alcohol content is between 0.10% – 0.16% or above, you may be facing fines of up to $5,000, 1-year license suspension and up to 6 months in jail for a first offense.
The Trapani Law Firm Represent Cases of Multiple DUI Offenses:
1st DUI offense – If you have been charged with a first-time DUI offense, you may not have to face any jail time or lose your license. We have helped victims of DUI charges avoid jail, license suspension and hefty penalties.
2nd DUI offense – A second DUI offense in Pennsylvania can be penalized with up to 5 years in jail, up to 150 hours community service, and up 18 months license suspension. We have helped clients avoid jail time and hefty penalties.
3rd DUI offense – The penalties for a 3rd DUI offense can be very steep. A person who has been charged with a 3rd DUI may face up to 5 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines.
Allentown DUI Defense
An Allentown DUI, Easton DUI, or Bethlehem DUI can cause severe damage to your life and future. It can tarnish your record and diminish your credibility. Drunk driving charges can be extremely hazardous and cause severe injury. In addition to injury, a drunk driving charge can be very costly. It is imperative that you photograph the scene of the arrest and have an attorney review any video footage, along with other evidence, that police may have captured.
The experienced DUI attorneys at The Trapani Law Firm have represented countless drunk driving cases in Allentown, Easton, and Bethlehem. We will fight to disprove and challenge evidence held against you. If you or a loved one has been accused of or injured in a drunk driving accident, contact the criminal defense lawyers at The Trapani Law Firm for a free consultation by calling (610) 351 – 2330 or contact us.
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