Pennsylvania's law enforcement officials and its prosecutors are cracking down on DUI offenders throughout the state. This is true for those arrested for their first DUI offense and repeat DUI offenders, whose penalties increase greatly. Increased penalties are also seen in cases involving an accident with serious injuries, when children are in the car, or when an individual has an excessive amount of alcohol in his or her system.
The lawyers at Berman & Asbel, LLP, realize that everyone can make mistakes. It is important to learn from those mistakes and to minimize the impact they could have on your future. You will find the caring, yet aggressive, help you need at our firm, regardless of your situation in life.
The Help You Need to Fight Back Against DUI Charges
If you have been arrested for or charged with drunk driving, turn to our criminal defense attorneys of Berman & Asbel, LLP. From our office in Media, Pennsylvania, we provide knowledgeable advice and aggressive defense to people facing DUI/drunk driving charges in the Philadelphia area. Our lawyers work to minimize potential penalties, as well as keep a DUI conviction off your record whenever possible.
We accomplish this by carefully reviewing every aspect of our clients' cases. This involves analyzing the reasons for the pull over and determining whether sobriety tests/blood alcohol tests were administered properly. We are often able to resolve DUI cases outside of trial, yet we are always prepared to protect our clients' rights in court.
We invite you to discuss your DUI charge during a confidential consultation. Please call our firm at 484-842-0276 or contact our DUI defense lawyers online.
DUI Defense for First-Time Offenders
First-time offenders might have options available to them that are not given to someone facing their second, third or subsequent DUI charge. For example, Pennsylvania offers an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or ARD program that allows offenders to complete various steps, including treatment, in exchange for lighter consequences and a shorter license suspension. In addition, participation in an ARD program prevents a criminal DUI conviction from appearing on your record.
Defense Against Alcohol-Related Charges
Our firm provides effective defense against a wide range of alcohol-related traffic offenses for first-time and repeat offenders, including:
- Biking while intoxicated, boating while intoxicated and other alcohol-related charges
- Underage DUI, underage drinking
- Child endangerment
- Open container/open bottle
- Criminal vehicular manslaughter and other criminal charges
- Multiple DUI offenses/repeat DUI
When developing your DUI defense strategy, we investigate for defects in Breathalyzer calibration, technical deficiencies in the field sobriety tests and lack of probable cause for the traffic stop. For individuals facing first-offense DUI charges, we focus on alternative options, available only to first-time offenders, to avoid both trial and conviction.
Talk to One of Our Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Please take advantage of your initial consultation so you can learn how our firm will protect your rights. Call today at 484-842-0276 or contact us online right now.