January 14, 2022

Hiring a DUI Experienced Attorney in Pittsburgh

You have a DUI charge and you know you’re in trouble. You know that going it alone could be a foolish mistake. That’s half the battle. In the Pittsburgh area, how do you choose the right defense attorney to handle your DUI case? Consider this: Does your DUI attorney have significant experience and concentration in handling drunk driving cases? Does your attorney have a working relationship with local magistrates, judges, and district attorneys? Has your attorney successfully defended against illegal […]
January 14, 2022

Blood Alcohol Concentration

When you are charged with a DUI, the penalties you face depend on the level of alcohol in your blood at the time of the offense. This is called Blood Alcohol Concentration or BAC. Everyone who drives a vehicle in PA is presumed to have given their legal consent for chemical testing of BAC, including breath, blood, and urine samples when requested by a police officer. A refusal to take the alcohol test will result in a license suspension. Pennsylvania […]
January 14, 2022

Breath Test and Field Sobriety

Field Sobriety Tests In order to request that you take a breath test or other chemical BAC test, the police officer on the scene must establish reasonable grounds for suspicion of intoxication. To do this, you will be asked to undergo one or more Field Sobriety tests. These tests are simple, physical tests to see if you may be under the influence or capable of driving safely. The HGN Test (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus) is used to measure how your eyes […]
January 14, 2022

DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania

Approximately 51,000 DUI arrests are made in Pennsylvania each year. The Commonwealth of PA has established a three tiered approach to DUI enforcement and treatment. In addition, there is a special Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program available to some first offenders. The three levels that apply to your first Driving Under the Influence offense are: General Impairment (.08 to .099% BAC) Ungraded misdemeanor Up to 6 months probation $300 fine Alcohol highway safety school Treatment when ordered High BAC (.10 to .159% BAC) […]
January 14, 2022

License Suspension

Suspended License for a DUI If you’ve been stopped for a DUI, one of the first thoughts to cross your mind is “am I going to lose my driver’s license?” License suspension is a real possibility depending on your Blood Alcohol Concentration and whether or not this is your first offense. DUI Penalties are applied in a 3 tiered system, but the one thing you should not do is take your situation lightly. Many factors enter into the outcome of a DUI charge, […]
January 14, 2022

CDL License Suspension

In Danger of Losing Your CDL to a DUI Charge? We Can Help! You’ve been stopped for a possible DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and you have a Commercial Driver’s License. Lose your CDL and you could lose your ability to make a living. What are the Penalties? CDL License Holders are subject to a 12 month suspension of their CDL privileges as the result of either entry into the ARD Program or a Conviction for DUI. CDL License Holders […]
January 14, 2022

ARD Program

This is your first DUI charge. If you are committed to putting this incident behind you and getting on with your life, even having the DUI removed from your record, the Pennsylvania’s ARD program might be the solution. Only First Time DUI offenders with no prior criminal convictions are eligible for PA’s ARD Program Admission is NOT AUTOMATIC. Individual admissions are determined by the District Attorney Your case must meet three general guidelines: No prior DUI charges within a ten […]
January 14, 2022

Teen DUI Offenses (under the age of 18)

Teenagers, especially boys, often have a difficult time taking things seriously when it comes to their personal lives. With underage drinking and driving, it’s critical to make the seriousness of a DUI charge clear to the young driver as well as make certain the DUI does as little damage as possible to the teen’s future. For the help you need, call toll free 1-866-367-3847 today. Complications with Underage Drinking and Driving DUI charges are particularly complicated where a teen driver […]
June 21, 2018

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Illegal Drugs and Driving If you have even the slightest amount of an illegal drug in your system you can be charged with a DUI. Penalties are the same as a person driving with the highest Blood Alcohol Content in their system (0.16% or greater). Prescription Drugs and Driving Most people, and some doctors, believe that if you have a prescription it is permissible to drive a vehicle with the prescribed drug in your system. This is not true. The […]