Philadelphia DUI Defense Attorneys | The Town Law LLC
Being charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) can have severe consequences on your life, including fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment. At The Town Law LLC, our skilled Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive representation for individuals facing DUI charges. We understand the complexities of DUI law and will work tirelessly to build a strong defense and protect your rights, reputation, and future.
Why Choose The Town Law LLC for Your DUI Defense?
Our Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in DUI cases. Here's what sets us apart:
Expertise: Our team of skilled attorneys has extensive experience handling DUI cases, understanding the unique challenges and complexities associated with these charges.
Comprehensive Defense: We provide thorough representation, investigating all aspects of your case and exploring every available legal option to build a strong defense.
Personalized Service: We take the time to understand your unique circumstances, needs, and concerns, providing personalized guidance and advice tailored to your situation.
Tenacious Advocacy: We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and working towards the best possible outcome for your case, whether that involves negotiating reduced penalties or representing you in court.
Confidential Consultations: We provide confidential, no-obligation consultations to discuss your DUI defense needs, ensuring that your privacy is respected at all times.
Understanding the Consequences of a DUI Charge
A DUI charge can carry serious consequences, such as:
Fines and court costs
License suspension or revocation
Increased insurance premiums
Mandatory alcohol education or treatment programs
Ignition interlock device installation
Possible jail time or probation
Our Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys are dedicated to helping you understand your rights and options, working to minimize the impact of a DUI charge on your life.
The DUI Defense Process
The DUI defense process involves several stages, each of which requires a strategic approach and careful attention to detail. Our Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys will guide you through the process, which may include:
Pre-trial investigation: We will thoroughly investigate your case, gathering evidence, and identifying any potential legal issues or defenses.
Pre-trial motions: Our attorneys will file any necessary pre-trial motions, such as motions to suppress evidence or challenge the legality of the traffic stop or arrest.
Plea negotiations: We will negotiate with the prosecutor to explore the possibility of reduced charges or penalties, if appropriate for your case.
Trial preparation: If your case goes to trial, we will prepare a comprehensive defense strategy and gather evidence to support your case.
Trial: We will represent you in court, presenting your defense and challenging the prosecution's evidence and arguments.
DUI Defense Strategies
Our Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys will explore a variety of defense strategies for your case, which may include:
Challenging the legality of the traffic stop or arrest
Contesting the accuracy of field sobriety tests or breathalyzer results
Presenting evidence of medical conditions or other factors that may have affected your performance on sobriety tests
Demonstrating that you were not impaired or under the influence at the time of the incident
Arguing that the prosecution has insufficient evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt
Tier 1: General Impairment (BAC .08 – .099)
1st Offense DUI: A misdemeanor, six months' probation and a $300 fine
2nd Offense DUI: A misdemeanor, five days to six months in jail, a $300 -$2500 fine and a one year license suspension;
3rd Offense DUI: 2nd degree misdemeanor, ten days to two years in prison, a $500 -$5,000 fine and a one-year license suspension.
Tier 2. High Rate (BAC .10 – .159)
1st Offense DUI: A misdemeanor, 48 hours to six months jail, a $500 – $5,000 fine and a one-year license suspension;
2nd Offense DUI: A misdemeanor, 30 days – six months jail, a $750 – $5,000 fine and a one-year license suspension;
3rd Offense DUI: A 1st-degree misdemeanor, 90 days – five years in prison, a $1,500 – $10,000 fine and an 18-month license suspension;
Tier 3. Highest Rate (BAC .16 +) and Drug-Related DUI
1st Offense DUI: A misdemeanor, 72 hours – six months jail, a $1,000 – $5,000 fine; a one-year license suspension
2nd Offense DUI: A first-degree misdemeanor, 90 days – five years in prison a $1,500 – $10,000 fine, and an 18-month license suspension
3rd Offense DUI: A first-degree misdemeanor, one year to five years jail, a $2,500 – $10,000 fine and an 18-month license suspension.
1st Time Offender Program for a DUI Charge in Pennsylvania
If this is your first DUI and you do not have any prior convictions or the circumstances of your DUI are not aggravating, you may be eligible for admission into Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (ARD). The ARD Program will allow you to avoid jail time, reduce the license suspension, and allow for the expunction and removal of the DUI from your record upon completion of the ARD Program and submission of the expungement. An experienced DUI attorney can help in assisting you with the ARD process and expungement.
Bucks County ARD, Chester County ARD, Delaware County ARD, and Montgomery County ARD all allow for an individual who are first-time offenders and who have no prior criminal convictions or prior ARD dispositions to remove their cases from the criminal justice system.
While the decision as to whether or not to permit a person into the ARD Program rests with the head of the ARD Unit, criminal defense attorneys who have a great deal of experience in handling DUIs are able to provide the ARD Unit with the necessary information that allows for their clients to be accepted.
For more information regarding this program, visit our ARD page
Frequently Asked Questions About DUI Cases
We understand that you may have questions about DUI cases and the legal process involved. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers to help you better understand the importance of seeking legal representation:
Q: Why should I hire a DUI defense attorney? A: A DUI defense attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the complex legal process and defend your rights effectively. They can advocate for your best interests, present a strong defense, and work towards a favorable outcome for your case.
Q: Can a DUI defense attorney guarantee a favorable outcome for my case? A: While no attorney can guarantee a specific outcome, our Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in these cases. We will work tirelessly to build the strongest possible defense and fight for the best outcome for your situation.
Q: What are the potential outcomes of a DUI case? A: The potential outcomes of a DUI case can vary widely depending on the nature of the charges, the evidence presented, and your specific circumstances. Possible outcomes may include dismissal of the charges, reduced penalties or sanctions, probation, license suspension or revocation, and even imprisonment.
Q: Can a DUI charge be expunged from my record? A: Expungement of a DUI charge depends on the specific laws in your jurisdiction and your unique situation. Our Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys can help you determine whether expungement is possible for your case and guide you through the process if it is.
Contact Our Philadelphia DUI Defense Attorneys Today
If you are facing a DUI charge, don't hesitate to contact The Town Law LLC's Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our dedicated legal team will work with you to protect your rights, reputation, and future. Let our experienced attorneys fight for the best possible outcome in your case and help you navigate the challenging process of a DUI defense.