After a DUI arrest in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, ask an attorney to examine the facts behind your traffic stop. Did the police have probable cause to pull you over? Did they actually have permission to search your car? Know your rights. The law is there to protect you.
At the Quinn Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys can answer all of these questions and determine the best way to build a defense that protects your rights and limits the damage caused by a drunk driving arrest. We have helped numerous people earn acquittals, dismissals, sentencing reductions and adjudication through accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD).
Not ‘Just A Traffic Ticket’
A DUI arrest is a criminal matter as well as an administrative matter involving your driver’s license. A conviction could mean:
- Time in jail
- Hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and court fees
- Probation and community service
- A license suspension that makes it hard or impossible to get to work
- Skyrocketing auto insurance rates
Additionally, a DUI conviction can haunt you for years in ways that you cannot anticipate at the moment. Your employability, your freedom to travel overseas and even your ability to adopt a child from overseas without impediment are all examples of legal complications down the road that can stem from a DUI conviction.
It is worthwhile to stand up for your rights — even if that means going to trial.
Do not allow fear or intimidation by law enforcement officers to cloud your judgment. Talk to your attorney about every key aspect of your drunk driving arrest, including the following:
- The traffic stop: Was it legal?
- The Breathalyzer test: Were results valid?
- Your driver’s license suspension: How soon can you get your license back?
Talk To An Experienced Attorney Today
Whether your arrest is a first offense or a repeat offense, you owe it to yourself, your family and your future to face the charges head-on. The sooner you have a lawyer on your side, the sooner you are likely to have your driving privileges restored, minimize jail time and minimize the damage of an arrest. To learn more, contact the Quinn Law firm online or call our office in Erie at 814-806-2518 to schedule a consultation and protect your rights.