What to Do When You’ve Been Charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania
DUI charges are taken very seriously in Pennsylvania. As soon as you are arrested or charged with drunk driving, your next step should be to contact an experienced attorney for help. The Law Offices of James Crosby advocates for individuals facing first-time and repeat drunk driving charges throughout Western Pennsylvania. We understand all aspects of DUI charges and fight vigorously to protect our clients’ rights, regardless of the circumstances of the situation.
Our DUI defense attorney will seek to fight for your rights and work to get your drunk driving charges dismissed. If not, we will work to minimize the consequences and protect your future. We handle a broad range of situations involving:
- DUI first offense
- DUI penalties in Pennsylvania
- Multiple DUIs
- Breathalyzer, blood, urine, and field sobriety tests
- DUI and CDL in Pennsylvania
- ARD program
- Acquiring limited licenses
- Refusal hearings
No matter the DUI-related issue you are dealing with, you deserve to have an experienced and compassionate attorney in your corner advocating for your best interests. We know that this is a difficult situation to face, which is why we seek to do everything in our power to get you the favorable resolution you need to move forward.
How an Attorney Can Help
At our law firm, we familiarize ourselves with every facet of your case. We’ll leave no stone unturned to discover any advantage on your behalf. The law lays out very specific grounds for how arresting officers must conduct the proceedings before, during, and after your arrest. As your drunk driving defense lawyers, we look out for technicalities and discrepancies such as:
- Whether or Not the Officer Had Reasonable Suspicion
- Whether or Not the Officer Followed Procedure
- What the Road Conditions Were
- How Field Sobriety Tests Were Conducted
- When the Breathalyzer Was Last Calibrated
DUI Defense And The Preliminary Hearing — Why It’s Important
At a preliminary hearing, the prosecution must answer two questions: Was a crime committed? Is it more likely than not that the person arrested committed the alleged crime?
The preliminary hearing allows us to cross-examine the officer who arrested you and/or who conducted your field sobriety test. This type of questioning gives us the opportunity to expose inconsistencies and mistakes on the part of the police. If this happens, your case may be dismissed. At this hearing, we inspect evidence that the Commonwealth will use against you at trial. Sometimes, that evidence can be suppressed, which often results in a complete dismissal of charges. Other times, we may uncover evidence that will help us defend your case.
Get the Guidance You Need in Western PA
Don’t let your DUI charge impact your future. Reach out today to set up a free consultation with the Law Offices of James Crosby today. We are proud to serve clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including the areas of Murrysville, Harrison City, Greensburg, Latrobe, and Westmoreland County.