People who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol are at risk of being arrested for driving under the influence, but even a single bad night for a social drinker can lead to a DUI charge. In Pennsylvania, your DUI arrest may be based on controlled substances, blood alcohol content or a general impairment of safe driving.
If You Have Been Charged With DUI, Then You Need To Seek Legal Representation Immediately
Every driving under the influence offense carries mandatory penalties including jail time, probation or parole, significant fines, court costs and a driver’s license suspension. If you have prior DUI convictions, then your next DUI arrest could place you in jeopardy of being sentenced to state prison. More importantly, several DUI arrests may indicate a serious addiction to alcohol or drugs that will require counseling and treatment to overcome. Attorney Peppetti has defended hundreds of clients against DUI charges. From law offices in Altoona, he represents people in DUI cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These cases include first offenses, second offenses, third offenses, multiple offenses, BAC refusals and even homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DUI conviction will result in harm to your reputation and a criminal record. The defense of every drunk driving case depends on the specific facts and circumstances, and you may be eligible to resolve your case through a diversionary program like ARD or a sentencing alternative like the intermediate punishment program or DUI court. These programs may reduce the potential jail time, eliminate the potential jail time or reduce the driver’s license suspension. Under some circumstances, you may even be eligible to have any record of your DUI arrest expunged.
Contact The Law Office of Joel D. Peppetti, P.C., To Put Your DUI Arrest In The Rearview Mirror
Once you are formally charged with DUI the court will schedule a preliminary hearing that you must attend, and you have a limited amount of time to hire a defense lawyer to protect your rights and your future. Do not wait to take action. Help is available to you now. The Law Office of Joel D. Peppetti, P.C., will work for you to reduce the jail time and the mandatory driver’s license suspension. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Blair County, Huntingdon County or anywhere nearby, then contact attorney Peppetti at 814-201-6287 or through this website.