Delaware County US 95 DUIs Attorney
Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a crime that refers to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol. Driving under the influence is a serious crime in Pennsylvania with consequences to match. You could spend thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, on top of potential jail time and the loss of your driving privileges. Do not try to fight DUI charge alone. If you received a DUI while driving on US 95 or elsewhere in Delaware County, contact us to speak to a Delaware County US 95 DUI attorney today, for free.
What Makes Ciccarelli Law Offices Unique?
- We have a long history of success representing criminal defense cases throughout Pennsylvania. Our firm has served over 15,000 clients in the last 30 years.
- We have attorneys with plenty of trial and courtroom experience. We can take your criminal case all the way to trial, if necessary.
- We believe in making great legal representation available to everyone. Our Delaware County DUI lawyers represent DUI clients for reasonable fees.
Why You Need a DUI Lawyer
A driving under the influence conviction could ruin your life. It could become part of your permanent record – making it difficult to find employment and housing in Pennsylvania. If you drive for a living, such as in commercial trucking, you could lose your job. You may also lose your driving privileges, at least temporarily, on top of having to afford thousands of dollars in penalties and court fees. It is very important to fight a DUI charge with as much power as possible. The only way to do so is by hiring a great Delaware County DUI attorney.
Pennsylvania DUI Laws
Hiring a DUI attorney means a professional litigator navigating Pennsylvania’s DUI laws on your behalf. Our Delaware County criminal defense lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices have an intimate and thorough understanding of these laws. We can help you navigate them to your best possible advantage.
- It is illegal to drive with a 0.08% or higher blood alcohol content (BAC) level. This limit drops to 0.04% for commercial drivers and 0.02% for drivers under 21.
- The penalties for a standard DUI include six months of probation and a $300 fine. A BAC of 0.10% to 0.159% can lead to a more serous charge, with two days to six months in prison, up to $5,000 in fines, and a year of license suspension.
- You could face more serious penalties if you have a BAC above 0.16%, or if this is not your first DUI offense.
In Pennsylvania, you give your implied consent to submit to chemical or blood testing when you obtain your driver’s license. Refusing a breath test, therefore, will not be without penalty. You will immediately face a one-year driver’s license suspension for refusing to take the test, even if you were not drunk. The refusal could also lead to harsher consequences, as it could provide evidence that you were in fact under the influence.