If you have been arrested for drunk driving in any of the five countries of the tri‑state area of Pennsylvania*, it is extremely important that you know what your rights are. If convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), punishments can include the loss of your driver’s license for anywhere from one month to five years, increased insurance premiums, significant court costs and fines and jail time. It is absolutely imperative that you have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and mitigate any and all damage you could suffer.
- DRIVING UNDER the INFLUENCE (DUI) – 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier
Penalties: Jail time, probation, license suspension
- DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED DUI RELATED – driving while suspended, suspended licenses, work license
Penalties: Jail time and license suspension
- TRAFFIC – speeding tickets, careless and reckless driving, registration and insurance issues.
Penalties: Significant fines and costs and license suspension
Our offices located in Media, Delaware County, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania have been representing people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in the five county area* for over 20 years. Our firm is committed to providing all persons charges with outstanding personal service, respond quickly to all phone calls and emails and providing clients with frequent case updates.
Act quickly to protect your rights. If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence you should contact Law Offices of Steven F. O’Meara immediately. Please call (610) 565‑9200 or email now.
This is not something you want on your record. A DUI conviction is definitely something you cannot suffer on your record. There are many different things you can do to keep your record clean. The first thing you should do is contact our law offices so we may advise you promptly. After we thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest and ask tough important questions such as whether or not the police have probable cause to pull you over, were your rights clearly explained and was the breath and field sobriety test administered properly.
Depending on the facts of your case we may be able to have the charges dismissed against you by trial or negotiated withdrawal or resolve your matter in a non‑trial disposition through the accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) program. This is also known as ‘probation without verdict.’ You receive a probationary sentence along with a limited license suspension and thereafter protect your criminal record from conviction. Once you complete the ARD program all records of your arrest can be expunged except the DUI charge will remain with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for a period of ten years per the legislature. You should be apprised of your rights at the earliest possible date so that you can plan appropriately.
Each County has a different set of rules dealing with the ARD process. I have practiced in all five counties in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania and successfully represented individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI).*
Just because the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT) says that your driver’s license is suspended does not mean that they are correct. Mistakes are often made which make it extremely important to have an experienced attorney review your driving record.
Our office has been practicing for over 20 years and represented many persons charged with driving under the influence (DUI). DUI penalties have serious consequences that may affect every aspect of your life. Not only can you face jail time and fines but very often your driver’s license may be suspended as well. It is important to protect this privilege and seek out competent counsel who can help you mitigate all penalties.
The Law Offices of Steven F. O’Meara has extensive experience defending people throughout the five counties in the tri‑state area (against drunk driving charges and assisting them with other associated issues related to protecting your driver’s license privileges.)
To learn more about asserting your legal rights, please call the Law Offices of Steven F. O’Meara at (610) 565‑9200 or email now.