Pittsburgh DUI Defense Lawyer
Arrested for DUI? Frank Walker Law Is Available 24/7
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania?
If so, you should know that the penalties you face are serious. Serious
charges require serious representation, which is why you should contact
a Pittsburgh DUI attorney from Frank Walker Law as soon as possible.
Our firm is available to take your call 24/7, so you can count on us to be by your side when you need us most. Contact our office now to learn
how we can help fight your DUI charges.
Penalties for a First-Time DUI in Pennsylvania
Penalties for a first-time DUI with a BAC of .08% to 0.10% include:
- Up to $300 in fines and penalties
- Mandatory six months of probation
- Possible attendance at victim impact panel
- Attendance at alcohol highway safety school
- Pennsylvania SR22 insurance requirement
DUI Arrests Involving Higher BAC Levels
In Pennsylvania, you will face more serious penalties if you are caught
driving with a higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC). For example,
the penalties for driving with a BAC of 0.10% to 0.16% include a 12-month
driver's license suspension, jail time not less than 48 hours, fines
ranging between $500 and $5,000, and more. The penalties for a first-time
DUI with a BAC of 0.16% or higher include no less than 72 hours in jail,
and fines ranging between $1,000 and $5,000.
Fighting a DUI Conviction: Your Legal Defenses
When you come to Frank Walker Law for help with your DUI charges, the first
thing we will do is discuss the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
Our goal is to identify any potential weaknesses in the case against you,
and work to have your charges reduced or dropped. You are innocent until
proven guilty, so the burden of proof lies with the prosecution.
Some of the factors we will look at when examining your case include:
- Did the officer have probable cause to make a traffic stop?
- Was the breathalyzer machine properly calibrated?
- Was an arrest made solely due to a failed field sobriety test?
- Was the officer properly trained to administer a DUI test?
- Did the arresting officer follow all proper procedures?
Discuss Your Case with a Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer
Frank Walker Law has successfully represented countless clients facing
DUI charges. We will act aggressively the moment we begin work on your
case to uncover any violations of your rights in the arrest process and
expose them. First-time charges are normally eligible for the
ARD program. If you successfully complete the program, you can keep the DUI off your
record. Don't let a conviction ruin future opportunities; take action
now and get the legal help you need.